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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.


Mark Leibler AC honoured to receive Melbourne University's highest award

Ross McPherson with Mark Leibler

The partners of Arnold Bloch Leibler would like to congratulate their senior partner Mark Leibler AC on being awarded the University of Melbourne's highest honour, the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa, conferred on Friday 12 December by the Deputy Chancellor,
Ross McPherson (pictured with Mark above).
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Recent media
Long running Great Southern class actions settled with a twist
Lawyers for former Great Southern executive directors, Cameron Rhodes and Philip Butlin, today welcomed judgment approving the $23.8 million settlement reached in one of the longest running trials in the history of the Supreme Court of Victoria. To read more, click here.

Arnold Bloch Leibler acts for Ekornes ASA in its successful acquisition of IMG
Arnold Bloch Leibler has acted as Australian legal adviser to listed Norwegian company Ekornes ASA in its successful acquisition of furniture production company International Mobel Group (IMG) for consideration of up to NOK 550 million (approximately AUD 94 million). To read more, click here.

Arnold Bloch Leibler acts on behalf of Charter Hall Group and Host Plus in joint acquisition of $600 million property portfolio
Arnold Bloch Leibler has acted on behalf of the Charter Hall Group and Host Plus in its joint acquisition of a $603 million property portfolio from the Woolworths-owned ALH Group. To read more, click here.

Latest publications & news
Article: Keeping corporate boards on their toes
Written by Arnold Bloch Leibler partner, Jeremy Leibler, this article was published in the Australian Financial Review on Tuesday 2 December 2014 and looks at the rise in shareholder activism within Australian boardrooms. To read more, click here.

Taxation Bulletin: Offshore voluntary disclosure initiative - further details on wind-up, repatriation and distributions
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) today published seven 'scenarios' on its website discussing specific tax issues relating to wind-up, repatriation and distributions from offshore entities disclosed as part of Project DO IT. Arnold Bloch Leibler worked with the ATO on 'road testing' the seven 'scenarios' with Mark Leibler AC,Senior Partner, extensively consulted by the ATO. To read more, click here.

Submission in response to Competition Policy Review
This submission was made on behalf of Arnold Bloch Leiblerís competition practice in response to the Competition Policy Review Draft Report dated 22 September 2014. The submission follows on from our previous submission dated 10 June 2014 in response to the Reviewís Issues Paper. To read more, click here.

Case note: Extension of time to bring proceedings to recover voidable tansactions not justified
AAMAC Warehousing and Transport Pty Ltd (in liquidation) ACN 100 947 091 [2014] NSWSC 834; BC201404966 (23 June 2014, Brereton J)
This case note was written by Arnold Bloch Leiblerís partner, Andrew Silberberg, and lawyer, Gavin Hammerschlag, and featured in Butterworths Corporation Law Bulletin, August 2014. To read more, click here.

Case note: Interest payable to creditors under deed of company arrangement
Bestcare Foods Ltd (subject to Deed of Company Arrangement) [2014] NSWSC 645; BC201404699 (15 November 2013, 30 April 2014, White J)
This case note was written by Arnold Bloch Leiblerís partner, Andrew Silberberg, and law graduate, Phillip Huynh, and featured in Butterworths Corporation Law Bulletin, September 2014. To read more, click here.

Case note: Balance favours continuing restraint of funds in company under investigation
Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Sino Australia Oil & Gas Ltd FCA 565; BC201404654 (30 May 2014, Davies J)
This case note was written by Arnold Bloch Leiblerís partner, Andrew Silberberg, and lawyer, Alexandra King, and featured in Butterworths Corporation Law Bulletin, August 2014. To read more, click here.

Case note: Liquidator unable to access employee's confidential information
Matthews (as liquidator of ACN 007 940 936 IWH Pty Ltd (recs and mgrs. appointed) (in liq) (ACN 007 940 936)) v Clifton (as recs and mgrs. of ACN 007 940 936 IWH Pty Ltd (recs and mgrs. appointed) (in liq) (ACN 007 940 936) [2014] FCA 415; BC201403026 (15 November 2013, 30 April 2014, White J)
This case note was written by Arnold Bloch Leiblerís partner, Andrew Silberberg, and law graduate, Phillip Huynh, and featured in Butterworths Corporation Law Bulletin, August 2014. To read more, click here.

Case note: Mirabela Noteholders' Debt for Equity Swap Approved
Mirabela Nickel Ltd (subject to Deed of Company Arrangement) [2014] NSWSC 836; BC201404000 (23 June 2014, Black J)
This case note was written by Arnold Bloch Leiblerís partner, Andrew Silberberg, and lawyer, Alexandra King, and featured in Butterworths Corporation Law Bulletin, September 2014. To read more, click here.

Case note: No basis for rectification of share register or relief for oppressive conduct - register reflected agreement between brothers and other shareholders
Monster Tyson Pty Ltd v Harbinson [2014] VSC 278; BC201404761 (18 June 2014, Ferguson J)
This case note was written by Arnold Bloch Leiblerís partner, Andrew Silberberg, and lawyer, Gavin Hammerschlag, and featured in Butterworths Corporation Law Bulletin, September 2014. To read more, click here.

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