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  1. Removing a nominee director : City Pacific Lawyers

    Removing a nominee director

    1 | Nov 2021

      When forming a company, certain documents are prepared which will be pivotal to its existence. Once registered, the replaceable rules contained in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) may be adopted or a constitution specially prepared to govern the operations of the company A shareholder agreement may also be used which creates a private contract […]


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  2. Important update for financially distressed businesses and their creditors – Statutory Demands : City Pacific Lawyers

    Important update for financially distressed businesses and their creditors – Statutory Demands

    15 | Apr 2021

    Important update for financially distressed businesses and their creditors – Statutory Demands At the outset of the pandemic in March 2020, the Australian Federal Government passed a Coronavirus Economic Response Package which included temporary measures to alleviate some of the financial hardship faced by many businesses and provide some safeguards to help them survive and […]


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  3. Beware: Informal lease negotiations can create binding agreements : City Pacific Lawyers

    Beware: Informal lease negotiations can create binding agreements

    15 | Apr 2021

    Beware: Informal lease negotiations can create binding agreements An email can be enough to lock you into an agreeement – even without a formal contract being signed. A lease is a legally binding contract that gives you certain rights to a property for a set term. A written commercial lease is used when leasing property […]


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  4. The benefits of mediation in a commercial dispute : City Pacific Lawyers

    The benefits of mediation in a commercial dispute

    15 | Apr 2021

    The benefits of mediation in a commercial dispute Lawyers are often stereotyped as being interested in prolonging an expensive Court action. More often the opposite is true. Lawyers know that Court cases are expensive and that clients are fearful that legal costs could escalate to an intolerable level. Lawyers interested in preserving long standing relationships […]


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  5. A guide to buying commercial premises : City Pacific Lawyers

    A guide to buying commercial premises

    15 | Apr 2021

    A guide to buying commercial premises Buying a commercial property (such as a warehouse, office building or retail space) is more complicated than buying a residential property. There are complex contract terms, detailed planning information and additional legal and commercial implications if the premises are leased. In this article we set out some of the […]


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  6. Why retail tenants must take timely action on rent relief : City Pacific Lawyers

    Why retail tenants must take timely action on rent relief

    22 | Oct 2020

    The Victorian Government has extended the Commercial Tenancy Rent Relief Scheme. However, changes to the scheme mean that retail tenants must act as soon as possible. Rent relief agreements must be made between 29 September and 31 December 2020. When an agreement is reached, it will apply from the date that you write to your […]


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  7. Is Force Majeure a Potential Get-Out Clause in Commercial Contracts Due to COVID-19? : City Pacific Lawyers

    Is Force Majeure a Potential Get-Out Clause in Commercial Contracts Due to COVID-19?

    1 | Jul 2020

    With COVID-19 Leaving Many Businesses Unable to Fulfil Commercial Contracts, a Force Majeure Clause Might be the Saving Grace From relying on a supply agreement to service provision to holding an event, almost every industry is feeling the effects of COVID-19 restrictions. This has left many businesses wondering what their contractual obligations are in the […]


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  8. Navigating Commercial Leases Under COVID Omnibus Regulations : City Pacific Lawyers

    Navigating Commercial Leases Under COVID Omnibus Regulations

    1 | Jul 2020

    If Your Business is Struggling With Commercial Lease Rent Due to COVID-19, Relief Might be Available. On 1 May, the Victorian Parliament passed the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) (Commercial Leases and Licences) Regulations under the COVID-19 Omnibus (Emergency Measures) Act 2020. These regulations, covering the period 29 March 2020 to 29 September 2020, modify existing […]


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  9. SME Commercial Leasing Principles During COVID-19 legislation: what commercial tenants and landlords need to know about the new Code : City Pacific Lawyers

    SME Commercial Leasing Principles During COVID-19 legislation: what commercial tenants and landlords need to know about the new Code

    22 | Apr 2020

    On Thursday, 23 April 2020, a special sitting of the Victorian Parliament will convene to consider anticipated emergency legislation to address the coronavirus pandemic. It is anticipated that there will be some respite for commercial tenants after the National Cabinet released the Mandatory Code of Conduct: SME Commercial Leasing Principles during COVID-19’ for small/medium enterprise “SME” tenants. […]


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  10. Coronavirus Has Affected My Ability to Meet a Commercial Contract. What Should I Do? : City Pacific Lawyers

    Coronavirus Has Affected My Ability to Meet a Commercial Contract. What Should I Do?

    18 | Apr 2020

    For many business owners with commercial contracts in place, failure to meet those contracts due to pandemic restrictions can be an added layer of stress. Here are some ways that businesses and company directors can explore assistance during this time. 1. ‘Force Majeure’ Provisions in Contracts Many Australian commercial contracts will contain a ‘force majeure’ […]


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