6 03, 2018

Are you ready to sell your business?

2019-09-17T08:18:06+09:30

If you're thinking of selling your business, we bet there are 2 key outcomes you are looking for: 1. Getting the highest purchase price possible; and 2. Being able to make a clean break from the business, so you can think about something else (and maybe even relax or take a holiday). These outcomes are both realistic and achievable, but it will take some planning before you put the business up for sale.

Are you ready to sell your business?2019-09-17T08:18:06+09:30
9 01, 2018

Why are company ‘tax cuts’ anti-Australian and next to useless?

2019-09-17T08:20:46+09:30

We are not advocates of higher taxes. But, we are advocates of honest tax policy. So read 'company tax cut' as essentially a reduction in Australian tax on foreign investment. Full stop.

Why are company ‘tax cuts’ anti-Australian and next to useless?2019-09-17T08:20:46+09:30
4 11, 2017

Pssst, over here! (You need to read this if your business turns over more than $3 million)

2019-09-17T08:21:26+09:30

We’ve all heard about the increasing prevalence of data ‘breaches’ and ‘hackings’.  Some well-publicised examples include: The hacking of Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Suite in 2010; The theft and publication of 6 million user passwords from LinkedIn in 2012. This was followed up in May 2016, when hackers stole and posted for sale on [...]

Pssst, over here! (You need to read this if your business turns over more than $3 million)2019-09-17T08:21:26+09:30
8 05, 2017

What’s the best structure for my startup?

2020-03-16T17:49:13+09:30

When asked what structure to use, we like to apply several key principles and ‘rules of thumb’ to get the right answer.

What’s the best structure for my startup?2020-03-16T17:49:13+09:30
29 04, 2017

ESS – How do you work out the ‘discount’ when you grant an interest under an ESS?

2019-01-24T18:01:52+09:30

How do you calculate the extent of any 'discount' when an interest under an employee share scheme is granted to an employee?

ESS – How do you work out the ‘discount’ when you grant an interest under an ESS?2019-01-24T18:01:52+09:30
29 04, 2017

ESS – Qualifying for ‘deferral’ of the taxable discount

2018-09-17T19:12:33+09:30

How do you qualify to defer any tax otherwise payable on shares and options acquired under an employee share scheme? When does the deferral come to an end?

ESS – Qualifying for ‘deferral’ of the taxable discount2018-09-17T19:12:33+09:30
17 03, 2017

To what extent can a company indemnify a director?

2020-06-15T09:38:57+09:30

There are over 700 laws that can impose personal liability on directors. While it is common for companies to provide directors with an 'indemnity' or 'insurance cover' for these liabilities, there are limitations and restrictions on how far this indemnity and cover can extend.

To what extent can a company indemnify a director?2020-06-15T09:38:57+09:30
10 11, 2016

I’m a ‘start-up’. How should I set up my new business?

2017-12-05T09:38:30+09:30

So you've just come up with a great business concept, given it a test-drive among your family and friends, and now want to go to the next stage. What do you do? You need to put together the 'playing field' for your venture. In other words, you need a 'business structure'.

I’m a ‘start-up’. How should I set up my new business?2017-12-05T09:38:30+09:30
11 08, 2016

How do companies work?

2017-11-17T17:10:57+09:30

When we hear the word 'company', we all think we know what the person is talking about. We deal with companies every day. Most of us work for a company, and we certainly buy things from them. But companies are actually a strange thing. Let's start with a bit of a history lesson.

How do companies work?2017-11-17T17:10:57+09:30
24 05, 2016

Are you first in line? Understanding ‘pre-emption’ clauses

2017-11-18T08:31:05+09:30

Well drafted 'pre-emption' clauses in a Shareholders Agreement or Constitution provide you with important protections. But there are a number of potential traps that you need to be aware of.

Are you first in line? Understanding ‘pre-emption’ clauses2017-11-18T08:31:05+09:30
19 11, 2015

How should you deal with employees as part of a business sale?

2017-11-18T08:52:29+09:30

Dealing with employees and their entitlements as part of a business sale or acquisition is not straight-forward. There are plenty of traps and tricks for the uninitiated. Find out what you need to know.

How should you deal with employees as part of a business sale?2017-11-18T08:52:29+09:30
22 08, 2015

Who gets to choose who goes on your board?

2017-11-18T09:03:09+09:30

Most people think the directors of their company are appointed by a majority of shareholders. But often this is not the case. Discover the full picture.

Who gets to choose who goes on your board?2017-11-18T09:03:09+09:30