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High yield bonds / term loan B facilities - Are they a realistic option for Australian sub investment grade borrowers?

More Australian companies than ever are issuing bonds to raise debt funding, but why are some companies locked out of the market?

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The right people doing the right work

New draft guidelines on legal process outsourcing will help many organisations unlock the opportunities available. Greater clarity makes this an easier step to take.

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Australia’s new Anti-Dumping Commission - Shuffling deckchairs on the Titanic?

Will Australia’s new anti-dumping policeman save Australian manufacturing?

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Helicopters, protestors and picket lines...it’s a lot of loud noise all directed at the construction industry

Industrial disputes in the construction sector are making front page news. Don’t let it happen to you.

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Productivity Commission review a ray of hope for major projects

Could reform be on the way for Australia’s infamous major projects approval regime?

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Beware stamp duty traps when transferring economic benefits

Transferring the economic benefits of land should not trigger stamp duty, but sometimes it can...

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Putting out the welcome mat to foreign pension and sovereign wealth funds - MIT withholding tax changes

Foreign pension funds and sovereign wealth funds investing in Australian managed trusts will soon have access to the 15% concessional tax rate.

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Call option nominations - Poor drafting can hurt

Call options over land are well understood but poor drafting of documents can have damaging consequences.

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Australia turns up the heat on large and multinational taxpayers

The government’s announcement that it wants greater transparency around the tax activities of large businesses and multinationals reveals a suspicion that it’s missing out on tax revenue it ought to be getting.

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Ready for take-off: Creating a more creditor-friendly insolvency regime for Australian aviation finance

Australia has signed an international agreement that should lead to cheaper and easier financing of aircraft…but there’s a catch.

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Collins Inquiry into construction insolvency Part 2 - Safeguarding sub-contractor payments

Are payment trust accounts and a stronger Security of Payments Act the answer to construction sector insolvencies?

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Collins Inquiry into construction insolvency Part 1 - Red tape or solving an economic challenge

Recommendations from the Collins Inquiry have far reaching consequences for NSW’s construction sector.

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Financing projects in hard times: Export Credit Agencies are the smart alternative

Export Credit Agencies are big players in project financing and they offer sponsors many benefits.

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Solving Australia’s mining productivity problem

Australia can restore its competitive edge in resources but it requires serious reform.

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Will the Asian Century be the rebirth or death of Australian manufacturing?

A rising Asia is both an opportunity and a threat to Australian manufacturers and not all will survive.

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Reverse break fees payable upfront - The new name of the PRC M&A game

An innovative structure of paying reverse break fees as an upfront deposit provides targets with some protection from the risk of bidders walking away from a deal.

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Australia’s irrational approach to trade with China

Is Australia jeopardising its goal of free trade with China for the sake of short term protectionism?

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The Cartels & Leniency Review 2015

Corrs has contributed to the annual edition of “The Cartels and Leniency Review”, which covers established law and policy in 26 jurisdictions around the world and also discusses emerging and unsettled issues.

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