Summary: Acted for InvoCare in respect of the acquisition of a number of funeral homes, crematoria and operating centres across NSW, VIC, SA and WA (including in connection with business acquisitions) and providing GST and stamp duty advice in respect of those transactions.
Acted for Merivale and continue to act in relation to its retail leasing portfolio and reviewing, negotiating and advising on its leasehold premises in Sydney including advice on complex retail leasing issues.
Acted and continue to act for InvoCare for all its retail and commercial leasing matters across InvoCare’s national leasehold portfolio as well as reviewing and advising on a broad range of other property issues, compulsory acquisition of leasehold interest and crown leasing arrangements.
Acted in respect of Breitling’s compulsory acquisition of its leasehold interest at its Martin Place premises, advised in relation to surrender of existing leases, and acted in relation to its lease of a new flagship premises in Market Street, Sydney.
Advising Mapp Group on a number of leasing arrangements including drafting, review and negotiation of leases, fitout deeds and incentive agreements and subleasing arrangements.
Acted for and continue to act for InvoCare in respect of the divestment of a number of properties within multiple jurisdictions, including advice in respect of subdivision and consolidation of properties, and complex transaction structuring arrangements.
Acted on the acquisition of the Tennyson Hotel, a commercial office / warehouse in Marrickville and the disposal of 61-63 Macleay Street, Potts Point.
Advised in respect of a number of leasing arrangements in Sydney CBD and advised on structuring of leasing arrangements, including co-sharing arrangements, subleasing, partial surrenders and review of related fitout, incentive and works documents in relation to various premises.
Diploma in Law, Legal Profession Admission Board
Addisons helps Bega win battle over peanut butter packaging
03 May 2019
On 1 May 2019 the Federal Court of Australia confirmed Bega Cheese’s right to continue to use the packaging get-up or trade dress associated with the peanut butter products that it acquired as part of its purchase of the Mondelez Grocery Business in 2017. Importantly, this gives Bega Cheese the right to continue to use the current packaging of its Smooth and Crunchy Peanut Butter products.
Loot Boxes, Surprise Mechanics, and Kinder Eggs - How should loot boxes be regulated?
12 August 2019
Globally, several jurisdictions are in the process of considering, or have already considered, their regulatory regimes in respect of loot boxes and have reached differing views as to the best way to regulate them. In this focus paper, we consider Australian and international regulatory developments with respect to the regulation of loot boxes.
Is the ACCC losing its touch? “Flushable Wipes” and “Biodegradable Plates” cases break down in Federal Court
08 August 2019
Within one week, the ACCC has had two high-profile consumer law cases thrown out of the Federal Court – against Kimberly-Clark and Woolworths, separately.
Massachusetts' Wynn Decision - Analysis from an Australian perspective
01 August 2019
When reviewing a licence application, a regulator carries out a due diligence process which is a fundamental step in the procedure towards granting a licence. It is important to remember that this is only the first step – the Wynn case illustrates the necessity for there to be ongoing due diligence from the perspectives of both the regulator and the operator.