Some say what you don’t know can’t hurt you, but in the case of court proceedings, ignorance is not bliss. You may not know that a creditor can wind up, or a person can obtain judgment against, a company without the company knowing or responding. Unfortunately this can occur when a company doesn’t ensure that… Read more
MEDIA RELEASE Kain Lawyers has again featured as South Australia’s highest ranked Corporate and Commercial law firm in the 2017 Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession – Adelaide. The company was one of just three to achieve the highest First Tier status and its lawyers were the most represented among the State’s exceptional… Read more
For the second year running Kain Lawyers was the only single office South Australian firm to achieve Top 20 Thomson Reuters ranking for Mergers and Aquisitions. Click here to read the full article that appeared in the Adelaide Advertiser on 25 January 2017.
The Indigenous Procurement Policy (‘IPP’), which commenced on 1 July 2015, aims to increase Indigenous participation in the economy by stimulating Indigenous business development and entrepreneurship. Under the IPP, Indigenous businesses (any business which is 50 percent or more Indigenous owned) will have the opportunity to participate in contracts awarded by the Federal Government. From… Read more
Businesses who use agents to sell their products or services are now at risk of prosecution for breaching competition law. A recent High Court decision has confirmed that an agreement on price restrictions between agents and principals will breach Australia’s restrictive trade practices laws. In vertical distribution arrangements, a business engages an agent to sell… Read more
There were a number of highlights in 2016 for the local biotech industry, including the announcement of the $500m Biomedical Translation Fund (‘BTF’) and the hosting of the International BioFest – the largest ever gathering in the Australian life sciences. However, a consistent theme amongst the local biotech industry remains the difficulty in attracting the right… Read more