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Arnold Bloch Leibler is a premier Australian commercial law firm that has earned a reputation for its passion, results and its innovative and commercially focused advice.

The firm is regularly involved in some of the most important landmark transactions in the country and assists its clients with their most important or difficult legal matters - when their reputation is at risk, in crisis situations or when embarking on key initiatives.

The firm provides strategic legal and commercial advice nationally to a diverse range of leading Australian corporations, high-net-worth individuals and large family businesses as well as international corporations.

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Mark Leibler AC delivers opening address at AICC lunch with the Treasurer

Joe Hockey with Mark Leibler AC


Arnold Bloch Leibler Senior partner Mark Leibler AC introduced the Treasurer, the Hon Joe Hockey MP, who delivered his
pre-budget address to members and guests of the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce in Melbourne on Wednesday
22 April 2015 (both pictured above). In his opening address, Mark made comments on GST reform, multinational tax-dodgers,
and superannuation changes, which were covered in the press.

Click the links to read articles from The Age and The Australian online.


 
The lawyers’ lawyers: Multi-disciplinary ABL team advises Slater & Gordon on $1.2 billion UK acquisition


Arnold Bloch Leibler has acted for Australia’s largest ASX listed law firm, Slater & Gordon, on its $1.2 billion acquisition of the
Professional Services Division of Quindell Plc - a British, AIM-listed company and one of the largest providers of personal injury
claims services in the UK. The acquisition will be funded by an $890 million rights issue and a circa.$400 million debt facility.
To read more, click here

 
Recent media
Jeremy Leibler appointed to Takeovers Panel
Arnold Bloch Leibler announced that partner Jeremy Leibler has been appointed to the Takeovers Panel. The appointment was made by the Governor General, the Hon Sir Peter Cosgrove, under the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001. To read more, click here.

Article: Let's get indigenous constitutional recognition right with consultations and consensus-building
Mark Leibler AC comments on recent debate sparked by Noel Pearson around both constitutional and symbolic recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To read more, click here.

Arnold Bloch Leibler acts for Mesoblast on $58.5m agreement with US based Celgene Corporation
Arnold Bloch Leibler has acted for ASX listed Mesoblast Limited (MSB) on its agreement with US-based biopharmaceutical company, Celgene Corporation. The agreement will see Celgene will purchase 15.3 million ordinary shares in Mesoblast for a consideration of A$58.5m. To read more, click here.

Majority of Arnold Bloch Leibler partners recognised by peers in 2015 Best Lawyers® list
Over half of Arnold Bloch Leibler partners have been listed in the 2015 Best Lawyers® International list for Australia, across 29 areas of law. A total of 18 partners - an increase of five from 2014 - have been recognised in this year’s list, which is based on tens of thousands of professional peer reviews compiled and assessed by the American-based company Best Lawyers®. To read more, click here.

Australian competition law reform: Arnold Bloch Leibler’s recommendations included in Harper Review’s final report
We welcome the release of the Harper Review’s final report, which recommends a number of important changes advocated by Arnold Bloch Leibler to provide businesses with certainty. Those changes include simplifying the convoluted cartel laws and confining the cartel offence to firms that are actual or likely competitors, not firms that might “possibly compete”. To read more, click here.

Latest publications
Jeremy Leibler appointed to Takeovers Panel
Arnold Bloch Leibler announced that partner Jeremy Leibler has been appointed to the Takeovers Panel. The appointment was made by the Governor General, the Hon Sir Peter Cosgrove, under the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001. To read more, click here.

Submission - Competition Policy Review Final Report
Arnold Bloch Leibler has made a submission to Treasury in response to the Final Report of the Harper Competition Policy Review. It follows the submissions made last year on the Review's draft report and issues paper. To read more, click here.

Submission on Exposure Draft to Extend Unfair Contract Term Protections to Small Businesses – May 2015
Arnold Bloch Leibler was invited to make a submission after being identified by Treasury as a key stakeholder in the consultation process to extend the current consumer unfair contract terms regime to protect small businesses. Our earlier submission, in response to the initial consultation paper, was referenced in Treasury’s Decision Regulation Impact Statement, which explains the proposed changes. To read more, click here.

Taxation Bulletin: Managed Investment Trusts: A new taxation regime
The long-awaited draft legislation for a new standalone taxation regime applying to managed investment trusts (MITs) was released by Treasury on 9 April 2015. The new rules should provide increased certainty and greater flexibility to the Australian funds industry. To read more, click here.

Harper Competition Policy Review bulletin
The Competition Policy Review, chaired by Professor Ian Harper, released its Final Report on 31 March 2015. The report endorsed a number of important reforms to competition law advocated by Arnold Bloch Leibler, and extensively referenced our submissions to the Review. This bulletin highlights some of the key proposals in the report, and the impact of those proposals on different types of businesses, consumers and the government regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. To read more, click here.

Article: Inside the deal: Scrip secures perfect fit for footwear retailer
This article about RCG’s acquisition of Accent Group by Sue Mitchell features comments by partner Jeremy Leibler. It was published in the Australian Financial Review on Saturday 11 April 2015 and has been reproduced with the permission of the publishers via Copyright Agency Limited (License No: RP 000001963). To read more, click here.

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