Commercial Law Resource Hub

At NB Commercial, we're committed to keeping you informed about crucial developments impacting your business interests. Whether you're a business owner, investor, or just keen on staying updated, our blogs, resources, and events will keep you up-to-date with the latest changes.

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Five (5) Key Points About Establishing A New Compa...

Not all companies are the same, it is critical that you understand the differences. In this article we set out five key legal issues to…

January 17, 2024
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The Registered Office and Christmas shutdowns

All Australian companies must have a registered office. Aside from the general compliance obligations, there are other very real and serious consequences to picking the…

December 7, 2023
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Navigating Force Majeure Clauses: Drafting for Res...

Force Majeure clauses have gained significant attention in recent times, particularly in the wake of global disruptions such as the COVID-19 pandemic. These clauses have…

November 23, 2023
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Registration Deadline: Queensland Payroll Tax Amne...

The Queensland Government has sought to clarify its position in relation to payroll tax liability in respect of payments to contracted GPs in medical clinics…

October 23, 2023
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Document Execution by Companies: Legal issues for ...

A crucial aspect of ensuring your contracts and agreements are enforceable is to verify that the right people are signing on behalf of the other…

September 28, 2023
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If there’s a right to delegate, there’s no rig...

The latest from the Federal Court A recent decision from the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has clarified when contractors will be…

August 18, 2023
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Employee retention and entitlements in a business ...

A sale or purchase of a business can involve complex issues relating to employees of the business. The consideration in this article is appropriate only…

May 25, 2023
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Unfair Contract Terms changes: ...

In late 2022, the Treasury Laws Amendment (More Competition, Better Prices) Bill 2022 passed both houses of federal parliament. The relevant laws take effect from…

May 11, 2023
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Setting up a family trust? Here’s why and how to...

Family trusts are created for the benefit of a family group, asset protection, tax planning, and various other considerations.Trusts are a helpful way to structure…

March 30, 2023
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A Short Guide to Non-Disclosure Agreements: Why yo...

In business, we often come across information that is valuable and must be kept confidential. This could be anything from client lists and contact information…

March 15, 2023
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Contractor Superannuation: Recent Developments for...

NOTE: The contents of this article are affected by a more recent decision. Please click here for a report on more recent developments. In the…

November 1, 2022
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Director’s Guarantees: What You Need To Know

Director’s guarantees are commonly seen in commercial contracts where one party is a company and the director(s) of the company give a personal guarantee. Often,…

October 4, 2022
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Buying a Business – What Happens to the Exis...

When purchasing an existing business, you will need to consider whether you want to retain its current employees. The decision to take on existing employees…

September 6, 2022
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The Name Game: Business, Company, Domain & Tr...

Imagine spending thousands on signage, websites and emails to find out that you cannot use any of it? What about if someone decides to copy…

February 3, 2022
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2021-2022 New Requirement For Australian Company D...

If you are a Director of a company, a registered Australian body, registered foreign company or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation, you are now…

December 20, 2021
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A Comprehensive Guide: Scaffolding Taxation in Emp...

Employee share schemes (ESS) are an incentive tool used by employers in Australia to –        attract and retain employees that provide value to their employer;…

August 18, 2021
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Due Diligence 101 – Before Buying an Austral...

A due diligence investigation is an important step when purchasing a business in Australia and is a key component to ensure a successful acquisition and…

June 21, 2021
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How to Set Up Business In Australia? 3 Hot Tips fo...

For foreign investors, there are various factors to consider before starting a foreign business in Australia. Depending on the operation and industry relevant for the…

March 15, 2021
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3 Hot tips on Charging Clause in Personal guarante...

Personal or director guarantees are commonplace in many commercial contracts. Common transactions that will generally require a personal guarantee include: any business purchase; commercial leases;…

January 6, 2021
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New Year Ready or not.. for Insolvency Reform and ...

Due to the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19, 2020 has seen an array of legislative interventions to protect businesses to trade through the crisis. One of…

December 22, 2020
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Defining Drag Along Rights in Shareholders Agreeme...

A well drafted shareholders agreement will contain what is known as a “drag along” provision. Here we explain what a drag along clause does and…

November 6, 2020
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Navigating Company Management Deadlocks

We are commonly asked to advise directors and shareholders on how to resolve a management deadlock within their company. Management deadlocks can lead to damage…

November 6, 2020
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Confirmation of the “Contractor” Arrangement &...

In 2019, our office released an article regarding the findings in the case of Moffet v Dental Corporations Pty Ltd [2019] FCA 344, focussing on…

October 26, 2020
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5 Tips for Shareholders Agreement

Tip 1: Get it done at the Beginning The single biggest mistake we see is that the participants fail to prepare a shareholders agreement at…

October 6, 2020
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Queensland Payroll Tax and Employment Agents

Payroll Tax is a State imposed tax on employers, assessed by the wages paid to employees, applicable when the total amount of wages paid by…

September 2, 2020
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Powers of Appointors of Discretionary Trusts

Trusts can be beneficial mechanisms for asset protection and tax purposes. There are various types of trusts each with its advantages and disadvantages depending on…

August 3, 2020
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8 Hidden costs of buying a business

Buying a new business can be exciting and full of opportunity for a purchaser. The main expense is of course the purchase price, but there…

June 22, 2020
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COVID-19 economic response: insolvency laws

As part of the government economical response to the COVID-19 effects, there have been temporary measures introduced effective as of 25 March 2020 that alter…

May 8, 2020
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COVID-19 – Force Majeure and Contractual Obligat...

Force Majeure….breach of contract….termination of contract….performance of contract.  Suppliers and service providers alike in industries as diverse as manufacturing and financial services, travel and engineering…

April 25, 2020
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New director’s liability for unpaid GST

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Combating Illegal Phoenixing) Act 2020 (the Act) received royal assent on 17 February 2020 enacting new laws in relation to illegal…

April 14, 2020
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