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So, what is due diligence and what does the process involve?

By Bruce Gotterson

In our previous newsletter which was distributed earlier this week, we discussed the need for clubs to enter into confidentiality deeds as part of the due diligence process. From our newsletter, we have received some enquiries as to the due diligence process in respect of club amalgamations. In the commercial world, there are many different

Protecting your confidential information in an amalgamation

By Bruce Gotterson

After the club which has called for expressions of interest in an amalgamation has selected its proposed amalgamation partner, the clubs will proceed to negotiate the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”). Whilst the clubs negotiate the terms of the MOU, each of the amalgamating clubs should undertake a due diligence process on the

Amalgamations: what you need to know

By Bruce Gotterson

Although the concept of an amalgamation may be familiar to many people in the club industry, you may be less familiar with the steps involved unless you have had first-hand experience and involvement in one. An amalgamation of two registered clubs is one of the most legally and commercially complex matters that a registered club

COVID-19 Update: General Meetings – Temporary Measures

By Bruce Gotterson

The NSW Government has introduced measures to provide financial relief for commercial tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Regulations introduce a range of new protections for tenants of commercial and retail leases and limit the power of landlords to take steps to enforce terms of a lease during the period prescribed in the Regulations.

COVID-19 Update: Code of conduct for commercial tenancies

By Daniel Fleming

The NSW Government has introduced measures to provide financial relief for commercial tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Regulations introduce a range of new protections for tenants of commercial and retail leases and limit the power of landlords to take steps to enforce terms of a lease during the period prescribed in the Regulations.

COVID-19 Update: Board meetings

By Bruce Gotterson

Many questions have arisen for clubs since they closed from 12 noon on Monday the 23rd March 2020. A number of those issues relate to Board meetings.  I have set out some questions and answers to assist. Does the Board still need to have Board meetings? Yes. Section 30(1) of the Registered Clubs Act sets

COVID-19 Update: Unpaid leave and other significant award changes

By Leonie Kyriacou

Click here to download a PDF version of this article. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to lots of new law for employers. Last week saw the introduction of the new JobKeeper subsidy and new stand down and direction powers for employers.  At the same time the Fair Work Commission (FWC) made the decision to vary

COVID-19 Update: Rent relief for commercial tenancies

By Allison Wood

On 7 April 2020, the National Cabinet released a Code of Conduct for Commercial Tenancies (“Code”). The Code applies to all tenancies that are suffering financial stress or hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic where the tenant is an eligible business for the Commonwealth Government’s JobKeeper programme, with an annual turnover of up

COVID-19 Update: Understanding the JobKeeper wage subsidy

By Leonie Kyriacou

The JobKeeper wage subsidy is here. Employers and employees have a range of new rights and obligations under the legislation.

Board Meeting Flexibility

By Bruce Gotterson

The Registered Clubs Act requires boards to hold a meeting each month. Given the present circumstances, there may be directors who are unwilling or unable to attend board meetings at the club. How can technology to overcome this issue?

Pigott Stinson welcomes new Family Law Partner

By Ray Travers

We are pleased to announce that Celia Oosterhoff has joined Pigott Stinson as our new Family Law Partner. Celia is accredited by the NSW Law Society as an Accredited Specialist (Family Law) and is experienced in all aspects of family law advice and dispute resolution. She has over 12 years’ experience practising exclusively in Family

COVID-19 update

By Ray Travers

Last updated: 26 March 2020 at 10:00 pm I know that over the last week you would have received many communications from different sources in relation to the current COVID-19 pandemic. The last thing I want to do at this time is to add further emails to your inbox. However, after reflection, I thought it