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Sale of Mornington Peninsula’s Premier Cafe

Buchanan has finished a big year of deals culminating in this week’s sale of Mornington Peninsula’s best cafe – as voted for the past three years running – Merchant & Maker, McCrae. Buchanan’s team was led by Director, Scott Buchanan and Senior Lawyer, Aimee Pomogacs. Scott Buchanan stated: “We are privileged to act for one of Melbourne’s premier

Country of origin claims, getting it right

A number of recent cases highlight the importance of ensuring the accuracy of country of origin claims. Sounds simple enough, but consider products constituted by ingredients from various countries, assembled in another country by a company owned elsewhere.  As demonstrated by the cases below, false claims relating to a product’s country of origin can result

Family and Domestic Violence Leave now included in the National Employment Standards
12 Dec '18

Earlier this year, the Fair Work Commission incorporated Family and Domestic Violence Leave into Modern Awards. The Federal Parliament has now followed suit and extended the entitlement of Family and Domestic Violence Leave to all employees covered by the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), including those employed on a full time, part time or casual

Australia’s leading independent racing platform, Racenet, acquired by News Corp Ltd subsidiary
11 Dec '18

Buchanan is pleased to announce that it has advised the founding shareholders of Australia’s leading online racing news platform, Racenet, on their successful sale to a wholly owned subsidiary of ASX listed News Corp Ltd (ASX:NWS). The transaction, which was subject to ACCC clearance, completed on 30 November, 2018. Racenet, founded by Glenn Robbins and

Mandatory minimum 3 year term for gift cards set to become national

Earlier this year, the NSW Government enacted legislation requiring gift cards to have a minimum expiry date of three years from the date of supply. You can read more about these changes here. As predicted, the Federal Government has now followed suit, passing new laws making the three year minimum expiry mandatory across Australia. The