By simply obtaining a licence you are securing your business against exposure to copyright infringement lawsuits and the numerous penalties. Whether you own a busy retail shop or an employee filled workplace, you need a licence which covers your copyright obligations when streaming or playing recorded music.
On 5 June 2020, the Federal Government announced sweeping reforms to the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 (FATA) in order to strengthen Australia’s Foreign Investment Laws. Check out a summary list of the major elements of the new Foreign Investment Framework here.
The Mission has been providing welfare services to seafarers for more than 150 years. Nevile & Co are the Pro Bono lawyers for the Mission to the Seafarers. We are proud to have been sponsors of Runner Up Art Prize.
Any business which faces the risk of being unable to pay its deferred debts to creditors should strongly consider strategies that will help them to survive in the long term. One such strategy that may be available is the Deed of Company Arrangement (DOCA).
EXTENSION AND CHANGES TO THE VICTORIAN COMMERCIAL TENANCY RELIEF SCHEME
As you may be aware, the Victorian Government announced an extension of the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme. On 29 September 2020, the extension and changes to the Scheme were implemented by the introduction of COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2020. The amendments take effect from 29 September 2020, which is the day the previous Regulations were to expire. Here is a brief summary of some key changes.
The Federal Government has announced that it will continue to provide regulatory relief for businesses that have been impacted by the Coronavirus crisis by extending temporary insolvency, and bankruptcy protections until 31 December 2020.
Businesses who have not become insolvent or gone into administration, should take advantage of the extensions of the temporary measures to examine their current operations, restructure and wind down, and position themselves to take advantage of the new economic environment that will emerge from the wake of the current Coronavirus crisis.
Following recent articles posted, and which you can read here, we continue to list some other major areas that a legal health check will cover. Family and Estate Planning and Employees.
Nevile & Co is here to help you, your business, and your family, during these unprecedented times. We remain committed to providing a high level of service to you, and all our valued clients.
Victorian Government COVID-19 Stage 4 restrictions require us to work remotely. This means that our office at Level 11, 100 Collins Street will close from Thursday 6 August for 6 weeks.
Rest assured that it is business as usual for us.
In our recent article, we spoke about the importance of why you should get a Legal Health Check. We continue to list some other major areas that a legal health check will cover.
It is more important than ever for people and businesses to be aware of their legal and financial risks. A legal health check is one of the best ways to identify such risks and devise strategies to protect against them.