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Unacceptable frustration? The difficulties in defending a hostile takeover under the Takeovers Panel’s frustrating action policy

For the board of an ASX-listed company, receiving a hostile takeover bid for the company is a game-changer. Once a takeover bid is received or announced the target company enters the restrictive world of the Takeovers Panel’s ‘Frustrating Action’ policy and the board’s freedom to pursue strategic transactions is curtailed. What is a frustrating action?… Read more


Ignorance is not bliss – why you should take the PPSA seriously

It is staggering how many businesses do not understand the Personal Property Securities Act, better known as the PPSA, after it has been in place for nearly five years. Here’s the thing – the PPSA is a game changer and businesses that continue to ignore it do so at their peril. Any business that sells… Read more


It takes a community to raise a start up

­ Over the last few years, Australia has become better at encouraging people to “give it a go” and start a new business. But we still have a long way to go to provide the support they need to become a high-growth company: knowledge, mentoring, access to money, markets and customers. And we’re totally missing a big… Read more


Reflecting on an incredible experience

It has been almost 3 weeks since I returned to Michigan from Adelaide, Australia. I have spent a lot of time thinking about the experience that came and went so quickly. I had spent months counting down the days to the arriving in Australia and it is hard to believe that is has come and… Read more


How to resolve your dispute in the information age.

The 21st century is the information age; Moore’s Law observes that every two years the processing speeds of computers double. This exponential evolution opens doors for new players and puts pressure on established operators to adapt or die. Litigation and dispute resolution may conjure up images of old fashioned leather-bound books and men in wigs, but… Read more


Internationally renowned Venture Capitalist Brad Feld’s four-step guide to turn Australia into a thriving startup ecosystem

Speaking at an event hosted by the UniSA Centre for Business Growth, a number of the Kain Lawyers team heard internationally renowned Venture Capitalist Brad Feld speak about how he helped grow the now dominant Boulder startup community in the 90s and how Australian cities can follow in its footsteps. To read the four step guide published on startupsmart.com.au click here


An Innovative Experience

I am so excited to be the second Kain Lawyers Innovation Intern as part of the Kain and Michigan State University Law School partnership. When Socks asked me to write this blog and told me I only had 500 words, I didn’t realise how hard it would be to get all that I have learned… Read more


What can we learn from Harvey Spector about resolving disputes?

Harvey Spector and Mike Ross are the creative, intelligent and purely fictional lawyers from the TV series, Suits who are able to tap into a seemingly inexhaustive playbook of strategies.  Almost without fail these strategies allow them to resolve complex problems and disputes ensuring their clients come out on top, before trial and in one… Read more