Month: December 2016


ACCC bins waste management bid of SA councils

Council Solutions and five Metropolitan Adelaide councils have had their application for authorisation to jointly procure Adelaide waste management services denied by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Why did the councils need authorisation? Council Solutions, Adelaide City Council, and the Cities of Charles Sturt, Marion, Tea Tree Gully and Port Adelaide Enfield sought… Read more


Kain Directors quoted on M&A Activities in Adelaide Advertiser

Kain Lawyers’ directors Gerry Cawson and Michael Garry reflect on M&A activity in South Australia throughout 2016 and provide their predictions for 2017. To read the full article by Luke Griffiths published in The Advertiser online edition on 19 December 2016 please click here. To speak with one of our M&A or Corporate experts please contact us.


New deals create opportunities for unlocking local capital in SA

MEDIA RELEASE FOR ISSUE December 20, 2016 It’s often said that South Australian businesses look to the east coast when seeking capital to grow local companies, but merger and acquisition activity in 2016 suggests there’s a growing appetite to mobilise locally-based capital into businesses that can create economic opportunities for our state. “There’s been a… Read more


Counting every last drop – Commonwealth to track ownership of water rights

Earlier this month, the Australian government implemented the Register of Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land Amendment (Water) Act aimed at tracking foreign ownership of water rights. Why? The amendments form part of the government’s broader focus on understanding what property rights are owned by foreign interests. As such, a register has been established to track all… Read more


Playing God by understanding your force majeure clauses

The recent flood events in South Australia and other parts of the country have affected many businesses, whether by impacting on their ability to deliver produce or by having a supplier who cannot deliver on what they have promised. The impact of these situations will always be troublesome to the business, but before you pull… Read more


Time vs Priority

As part of our commitment to ‘doing law differently’, around 12 months ago we embarked on a journey with Leading Teams to ensure that we understood how our culture helped us create opportunities for our clients, team and the community.  Dan Healy, who facilitated these sessions for us, helped us recognise that we bring our… Read more


The High Growth CEO

Successful growth CEO’s are able to communicate the company’s mission, vision, and values, translate strategy into specific actions, make decisions, and then communicate priorities and progress. In her latest blog, growth expert and head of UniSA’s Centre for Business Growth Dr Jana Matthews explains how the best leaders drive high performance and growth.


SA Food Industry Awards Gala Dinner

Kain Lawyers were among the finalists and 700 guests at the recent SA Food Industry Awards Gala Dinner. The awards ‘shone a light’ on outstanding service in the food industry. Being a finalist for the Service Provider award was recognition of our commitment to providing decisive advice in the food industry and partnering with growing… Read more