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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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Latest publications

ABL calls for greater regulation of proxy advisory firms

ASX


Corporate and commercial partners Jonathan Wenig and Jeremy Leibler have written to the Australian corporate regulator ASIC
calling for greater regulation of proxy advisory firms. As covered in the Australian Financial Review newspaper, the partners argue
that issues with proxy advisers must be urgently addressed as these firms' increasing power might be affecting market integrity.
Click here to read the full article.

 

 
James Simpson chairs CEDA lunch on Australia’s Workplace Relations framework

CEDA Workplace Relations Review


Arnold Bloch Leibler partner and head of workplace advisory, James Simpson, introduced the Productivity Commission
Chairman, Peter Harris AO, who detailed the draft recommendations of the Commission’s Inquiry into Workplace Relations
at a CEDA lunch in Melbourne. To read more, click here.

 

 
Mark Leibler AC hosts the Prime Minister at launch event

Mark Leibler AC and Tony Abbott


Arnold Bloch Leibler senior partner, Mark Leibler AC, hosted guests including the Prime Minister of Australia,
The Hon Tony Abbott MP, who officially launched Gerard Henderson’s new book, Santamaria: A Most Unusual Man, at ABL’s
Melbourne offices. Mark Leibler’s opening remarks explained some of the personal history between the author, subject and
the Prime Minister. He also made related comments on faith, family and social convictions.
The event was covered in this recent article and on Lateline.

 

 
Recent media
Moving into Mexico: ABL advises carsales.com Limited on its investment in SoloAutos
ABL has advised long-standing client carsales.com Limited on its acquisition of a controlling shareholding in SoloAutos, a leading automotive website in Mexico. The ASX-listed auto classifieds company will buy a 65 per cent stake in the Mexican business. To read more, click here.

Arnold Bloch Leibler advises SuperPay on acquisition of IP Payments as part of APAC strategy
Arnold Bloch Leibler advised SuperPay Australia Pty Ltd on its acquisition of IP Payments, a cloud based payments business with operations throughout Australia and New Zealand. To read more, click here.

Arnold Bloch Leibler advises IPAR Rehabilitation on 70% sale to Riverside
In another example of global private equity firms investing in Australian businesses, Arnold Bloch Leibler corporate & commercial partner Jeremy Leibler and senior associate Jeremy Lanzer advised IPAR Rehabilitation on all aspects of its 70% sale to Riverside Partners. To read more, click here.

Article: Tiers redundant in M&A: Gilbert
ABL partner and head of the corporate practice, Jonathan Wenig, comments on why the firm's independence has helped to grow its M&A practice, as quoted in the Australian Financial Review. To read more, click here.

Arnold Bloch Leibler advises Impact Investment Group on K1 Tower acquisition in Brisbane
Arnold Bloch Leibler has advised impact investment fund manager Impact Investment Group on all legal aspects of its acquisition of the K1 office tower at 1 King Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. To read more, click here.

Latest publications
ABL Private bulletin: Powers of Attorney - more flexible legislation from 1 September
The new Powers of Attorney Act 2014, which comes into force in Victoria on 1 September 2015, introduces some welcome flexibility to the legislation. This legislation applies only to Powers of Attorney granted by individuals, and does not apply to Powers of Attorney granted by companies. To read more, click here.

Article: ABL rejects 'growth for growth's sake'
Eleven years after winning Law Firm of the Year, the head of our corporate & commercial practice, Jonathan Wenig, reflects on the firm's strategy and success. To read more, click here.

Taxation bulletin: Inspector-General of taxation reports on ATO debt collection
Last week the Inspector-General of Taxation released the findings of his review into debt collection by the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Of the 19 recommendations, the ATO agreed to 16 in whole, part or in principle. To read more, click here.

Property & development bulletin: Recent changes to Stamp Duty and Land Tax in Victoria
Changes to the Duties Act 2000 (Vic) and the Land Tax Act 2005 (Vic) signal important changes for both foreign purchasers of property in Victoria, and local developers with off-shore investors. 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.

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