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Find out how to give your investors a tax-free return!

It is expected that, as from 1 July 2016, certain ‘early stage innovation companies’ may be able to offer their investors the possibility of a tax free return. This is one of the most generous tax incentives for early stage investment anywhere in the western world. The new law is designed to encourage investment in… Read more


Critical steps for Food and Agribusinesses to raise capital

Australian based food and agribusinesses are in desperate need for capital. Succession planning, investment in new technologies and infrastructure and the continued pursuit of sustainable growth and improved productivity mean that the demand for alternative capital is as strong as ever. And that demand is only going to get stronger. The Government’s Agricultural Competitiveness White… Read more


Without Prejudice – the key to confident negotiations

The stats show most disputes will be resolved by negotiation, rather than trial, but how do you genuinely pursue negotiations without damaging your position if you ultimately need to go to trial? The secret is two words – “without prejudice.” The use of these words means that you can say things in negotiations but they… Read more


Love the law! But don’t forget the people.

Gerry Cawson, a Director in our Transactions Team, explains why his forthcoming trip to Uganda with the Kain Foundation fits Kain Lawyers’ purpose of creating opportunities for its clients, team and the community and asks you to make a donation! I love being a lawyer! I love the law. Not for the nuts and bolts… Read more


Six simple steps to selling your business

With Entrepreneurs Week fast approaching, I have been thinking about how entrepreneurs measure their success. For you, it may be about building or growing something. A team, a brand or a legacy perhaps. Or, it may be the cold hard reality of banking a cheque on the sale of your business. This validates your passion,… Read more


No sacred cows at the ACCC

Hot on the heels of his inaugural appointment as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s agricultural commissioner, Mick Keogh has announced a cattle and beef market study (‘Study’). The appointment of the agricultural commissioner and the Study signal that the agriculture sector, long left to its own devices, can expect increased attention. The purpose of… Read more