The Illusion of Permanence

A Roman attending the Colosseum 2,000 years ago could be forgiven for thinking that the Roman Empire would last forever.  And so to, 2,000 years before the Roman Empire, a tributary visiting the fabled Palace of Sargon may have believed that the Assyrian Empire would last forever. For all of us, our views and expectations… Read more

The Institutional Impact of COVID: The National Cabinet and COAG

Hon Christopher Pyne, Chair, Pyne & Partners It remains to be seen what the announcement by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, that the Covid 19 Pandemic National Cabinet process and apparatus will replace the Council of Australian Governments structure, will mean in practice. COAG has been in place since the early days of the Keating Government.… Read more

Associate Promotions

Kain Lawyers are pleased to announce the promotion of Scott Hunt, Megan Lowe and Shaun Scott to Associate. Their promotions are a reflection of not only their legal skill but also their leadership in upholding the values of Kain Lawyers. Congratulations!  

A little learning is a dang’rous thing

    ‘A little learning is a dang’rous thing’ So wrote the great English poet Alexander Pope, in 1711.  And more than 400 years later I shall prove him still to be correct – as I address a topic of which I have only a passing knowledge! Credit markets In this series, we have looked… Read more

The Financial Impact of COVID: Expert Comments from Con Michalakis

Con Michalakis Chief Investment Officer, Statewide Super The COVID-19 pandemic is the deepest, non-credit based, global economic crisis to hit the economy since the oil crisis in the 70s.  We will no doubt debate the policy response for years to come, but we should note we are still living it and it’s too early to… Read more

Knows Knowns, Known Unknows, Unknown Unknows – Economic Impact of COVID

Every day a commentator conjures another letter to explain what Australia’s economic recovery will look like – a ‘U shape’, a ‘V shape’, an ‘L shaped’ recovery.   Today, I will offer my two penneth on this topic.  But before I do, let’s consider what Donald Rumsfeld once described as the ‘Known Knowns’, the ‘Known Unknowns’… Read more

Economic Impact of COVID – Chris Hall, CIO Ellerston Capital

The Global Economies Fiscal and Monetary response The global Government and Central Bank response to the COVID-19 economic shutdown has been unprecedented. As at the end of April, G20 countries have provided US$7.4 trillion in fiscal support, equating to 10.8% of GDP. This has been undertaken at the same time as continued monetary easing from… Read more

Smaller Villages

It is seven weeks since a world of social distancing and omnipresent hand sanitiser was visited upon us.  Human beings, being adaptable creatures, have changed their behaviours and lifestyles to accommodate these new social strictures.  But which of them will last and what impact will they have on our lives as we cross the metaphoric… Read more

Social Impacts of COVID-19

Natasha Stott Despoja AO Chair, Our Watch Almost two months ago, my trip to the UN was cut short due to the New York lockdown. As I flew home to Adelaide, and into 14 days in quarantine, I had a scarf around my face and used hand wipes to open the overhead locker.When I landed,… Read more

Kain Lawyers Advises Sealink (ASX:SLK) on capital raise and acquisition of Transit Systems Group.

Kain Lawyers has advised ASX Listed SeaLink Travel Group (ASX:SLK) on its $698m* acquisition of Transit Systems Group, together with a $154m capital raise by way of a fully underwritten accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer and placement, and the establishment of new multi-tranche debt and revolving credit facilities. SeaLink is an Australian transport and tourism leader… Read more