Archives for December 2014

Shareholder disputes – the fight for control

Disputes between directors and shareholders of Australian proprietary limited companies (Shareholder Disputes) are common.  The rights and obligations of directors and shareholders of companies are regulated by the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Act) and the standard form “vanilla” constitution (Constitution) based on the Act.  The unfortunate reality is that the Act and the vanilla Constitution are usually insufficiently prescriptive to protect the parties from the conduct of a Director or Director(s) behaving badly. [Read more…]

Enforcing QCAT decisions

The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 2009 (Qld) (QCAT Act) established the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT).   QCAT has subsumed the jurisdiction of nineteen (19) former tribunals and aims to provide the public with an expedient mechanism for resolving disputes at the minimum expense. [Read more…]

Proposed anti-bullying legislation will target social media giants

The Federal Government is proposing to introduce legislation that will target the publication of offensive or harassing material aimed at children on social media websites.   [Read more…]

Queensland technology company exits

Mergers and acquisitions

For most entrepreneurs, the dream of building an enterprise and exiting is somewhat of the “Holy Grail“.  With the Holy Grail in mind, Brisbane and South East Queensland has been host to some significant technology business sales over last decade.  Below is a list of just some of the technology company exits which we are aware of and a link to the source where the sale was publicly reported:
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