Category: Commercial Law

How should employers manage the COVID-19 vaccination roll out?

With COVID-19 vaccinations rolling out in Australia, employers may be considering asking their employees whether they have been, or will be, vaccinated against the virus. They may also be wondering whether they can, or should,…

Corporate Insolvency Reforms for Small Business

On 31 December 2020, the extension of the temporary relief measures introduced by the Federal Government on 22 March 2020 came to an end. In their place, the Corporations Amendment (Corporate Insolvency Reforms) Act 2020…

The new illegal Phoenixing Legislation effecting Director Resignations

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Act 2020 (Phoenixing Act) was enacted last month to assist ASIC and liquidators to combat illegal phoenixing activity in Australia. The Phoenixing Act amends the Corporations Act 2001,…

2020 Vision and Returning to Offices

After nearly a year of working from home, returning 50% (and now 75%) of staff to offices is confusing. Do we want to go back to our offices? Do we work better at home? Do…

New General Environmental Duty (GED) to impact businesses

Businesses need to be aware of a new regulation around harm to the environment and human health. Noise pollution, chemical storage, waste management and contamination will all be put under the microscope, closer than ever…

Vehicle history reports causing privacy issues for motor vehicle dealers

As a motor vehicle dealer, how should you manage personal information contained in a vehicle history report? If you operate a motor vehicle dealership, you may be asked by an existing or potential customer to…

International Lawyers Network recognised as a Chambers ‘Leading Law Firm Network’

2020 was the year of just getting on with it for KKI. Whilst doing what we always did – the very best for our clients and our people, we also made sure we looked to…

Managing event risks

As this year’s Bathurst 1000 has been run and won and the AFL and Rugby finals completed, our Commercial and Sports Law team reflect on the management of event risks.  Sven Burchartz, a long-time motorsport…

Business interruption insurance. Are you covered?

The Covid-19 restrictions have had devastating effects on many businesses across Australia. Businesses may turn to their business interruption insurance to consider whether they are covered against the interruption caused by Covid-19. Like any claim…

Are you a Foreign Person looking to invest in an Australian company or business?

Despite the impact that Covid-19 is having on many Australian and international businesses, there are many foreign owned or controlled companies who continue to explore investment opportunities in Australia. There have been some significant changes…

2021 – Who will soar and who will stumble?

The challenges of 2020 have been experienced by us all – as individuals, as businesses and as a community. We did not face the same challenges, but it would be difficult to find anyone who…

Director Identification Numbers – what you need to do to prepare and what they mean for you

Implementation of Director Identification Numbers In June 2020, the Federal government passed legislation amending the Corporations Act 2009, which will require directors to confirm their identity through a Director Identification Number (DIN). The system is…