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Tax Crimes in Australia

Introduction Tax crimes are many and varied. There is a diverse and wide-ranging spectrum of tax crimes in Australia, all of which attract different penalties. And, while most business owners are aware of their obligation to pay tax, navigating the system itself can...

What is Champerty and Maintenance?

Introduction Champerty and maintenance is an unusual term; it doesn’t receive much attention, for the most part. Of course, its name is derived from archaic terms. Those terms were used to describe the maintenance of legal proceedings by a disinterested third party,...

What is Insider Trading?

Insider trading is a financial crime. Although it does not receive quite as much attention as other financial crimes, such as fraud, it remains relatively pervasive. However, the classification of insider trading is quite complex, and below, there is a more extended...

Testimonials

Company Director, Brisbane (Commercial Mediation)

“Joe, I appreciate it was a very long day yesterday but we got there in the end. I thought you did a great job and I enjoyed watching your approach and the way you conducted the mediation.” Company Director

 

News & Publications

AIBB Guide – REIQ Business Sale Contract Queensland

This Guide by Kafrouni Lawyers and the Australian Institute of Business Brokers (AIBB) is designed for use by buyers and sellers of businesses, business brokers and professional advisers when using the REIQ Business Sale Contract (“Contract”). The purpose of the Guide...

AIBB Guide – Vendor Finance and Business Sales

The popularity of vendor finance is often cyclical. In tougher economic times, like the current state of the economy, when banks are limiting lending to business buyers, vendor financing becomes a viable if not a key selling point for a business sale. This Guide by...

Vendor Finance Agreements – A Basic Summary

What is it?

A vendor finance agreement is a contract between a buyer and a seller, whereby the seller agrees to assist with funding the purchase price. The arrangements vary depending on the circumstances. Typically, the buyer will pay a portion of the purchase price at settlement, at which time ownership is transferred. They will then pay the remaining amount at a later date. The vendor will usually charge interest on the outstanding amount and may require security or some other guarantee that full payment will be made. read more…

Environmental Crimes: Liability for Commercial Environmental Damage

Environmental considerations form the parameters of almost all commercial conduct. Those parameters are set by numerous laws, which have been implemented at state, territory, and federal levels. In a commercial sense, environmental protection laws are quite well known. Australia is renowned for maintaining a high standard of environmental management, and such management contributes to the manner in which businesses are operated nationwide. However, the liability attracted by contraventions of environmental law is widely considered to be civil in nature. read more…

Cyber Crimes in Queensland

The laws surrounding cyber crimes are more relevant now, than ever. Cyber crimes can affect businesses in a plethora of ways. It is possible for cyber crimes to affect Queensland business directly. But it’s also possible for cyber crimes to affect businesses indirectly. As with all conduct, though, the law does intervene when a certain threshold is crossed. read more…

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