Year: 2018

Unfair Contract Terms – Is your Franchise Agreement a ‘standard form contract’ actionable under the Australian Consumer Law?

If you are a franchisee under a franchise agreement offered to you as a ‘take it or leave it’ standard form contract, Part 2-3 of the Australian Consumer Law1 may help you challenge the enforceability of any unfair franchise contract terms. As shown by the Husqvarna case, a franchisee’s rights under the Australian Consumer Law …

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Crowd-Sourced Funding – a New Type of Company to Attract Investors to Your Business

The latest amendments to the Corporations Act extend Crowd-Sourced Funding Rights to private companies as well as unlisted public companies. The Amending Act removes the need for a proprietary company to convert to an unlisted private public company before seeking crowd-sourced funding. This means a private company which has more than one director can keep …

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