Archives for February 2012

What is Securities Hawking?

Section 736 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Act) prohibits a person (Offeror) from securities hawking.  That is, offering shares for issue or sale in the course of, or because of, an unsolicited meeting or telephone call.

Please note that the provision is not applicable where the relevant offer is made to sophisticated or professional investors: section 736(2)(a) and (b) of the Act.

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New Client Questionnaire

If you are a new client, please complete the form below. This will help us get together the information we need when we get back to you. [Read more…]

Client Guide to Reducing Legal Costs

Why assist clients to reduce their legal fees – are you mad?

It’s common for clients of law firm to complain about fees. Why is this the case? In most law firms the amount of time spent on a matter is directly correlated to the cost. The cost is generally indicative of quality right? Wrong! Time is money and clients are generally billed in six (6) minute increments (1/10 of an hour).

Dundas Lawyers provides this guide to our clients to assist them to reduce their legal fees so that we can focus on adding value and providing the best legal advice possible. The reason for this is simple, we have a commitment to long term relationships with our clients, if we assist them, that assists us. [Read more…]

Raising capital without disclosure (prospectus)

Last updated 25 August 2015
The general rule provided in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Act) is that you can’t raise capital in Australia without issuing a disclosure document.  Disclosure is generally thought of as being a prospectus but there are also other allowable forms of disclosure documents.  Chapter 6D of the Act contains what is  widely referred to as the “fundraising provisions” which regulate the way in which capital can be raised in Australia without issuing a formal disclosure document.

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