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COVID-19

Holding Redlich is a full service commercial law firm and has the breadth and depth of expertise to advise you on issues that may be affecting your business due to COVID-19.   

We remain committed to continuing to provide the highest quality legal services to you and your business.

Expertise

We understand how stressful these uncertainties are. We are prepared, available and ready to assist you in navigating any legal issues before and as they arise. Our offices remain open and we can talk to you in person or via Skype/Webex if that is your preference.

Experience

With the full impact of COVID-19 likely to play out for some months yet, you may have questions or concerns regarding the potential impact on your business. Please visit our COVID-19 Resource Centre for further information or contact a team member today.


Ian Robertson AO

Ian Robertson AO

National Managing Partner

Sydney

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Howard Rapke

Howard Rapke

Managing Partner

Melbourne

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Paul Venus

Paul Venus

Managing Partner

Brisbane

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Stephen Trew

Stephen Trew

Managing Partner

Sydney

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Recent Posts

08 April 2020 - Knowledge

Cruise industry strikes heavy weather

#Transport, Shipping & Logistics, #COVID-19

Even in these current extraordinary times, the speed with which the cruise industry has acquired pariah status is breathtaking. For the last few days, each headline has surpassed the last for hyperbole. The industry is cast as ‘murderous liars’, and scapegoated for many of the ills that the COVID-19 pandemic has wrought on Australian shores.

08 April 2020 - Knowledge

SME leasing principles during COVID-19: National Code of Conduct

#Property & Real Estate, #COVID-19

With pressure mounting on landlords, tenants and the Federal and State Governments, the Prime Minister has announced a compulsory code of conduct for landlords and tenants dealings with rentals during the COVID-19 crisis.

07 April 2020 - Knowledge

Eight legal issues to cover off when moving your business online

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Technology, Media & Telecommunications, #COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds and physical doors are closed, you might be wanting to take your business online, for example, to offer an e-commerce or food delivery service to your community of loyal customers. We outline eight key considerations to tick off in the process.

07 April 2020 - Knowledge

My business’s keeper: 10 ways to ‘work on your business, not in it’ to come out firing after a downturn

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #COVID-19

We look at how businesses can use these unprecedented times as an opportunity to strategise and improve business processes, systems and structure to come out of a downturn or ‘hibernation’ stronger than ever.

07 April 2020 - Knowledge

Factsheet: Changes to FIRB framework due to COVID-19

#Property & Real Estate, #COVID-19

The Federal Treasurer has announced temporary changes to the foreign investment review framework to protect Australia's national interest as the country deals with COVID-19. We wrap-up these key changes and summarise the impact of the announced changes on acquisitions of "substantial interests" in Australian entities or business and on land proposals.

06 April 2020 - Knowledge

I’ll get by with a little help from my [competitors]: ACCC authorises interim co-operation between competitors in time of COVID-19

#Competition & Consumer Law, #COVID-19

Over the past weeks, there have been a number of interim authorisations granted to groups of competing businesses for varying purposes, including to co-ordinate the supply, distribution and logistics of products and share strategies for managing issues unique to the current COVID-19 crisis.

03 April 2020 - Knowledge

Weekend work authorised by COVID-19 Planning Response Order: What the change means for existing construction contracts

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Property & Real Estate, #COVID-19

In order to give project participants the ability to mitigate the delays inherent in enforcing social distancing on construction sites, the NSW government has removed any constraint on working days in existing and future consents. We look at what the new order may mean for existing construction contracts.

03 April 2020 - Knowledge

Temporary FIRB changes during COVID-19 – impact on commercial leases

#Property & Real Estate, #COVID-19

In this historically challenging time for the Australian economy, the Government announced new Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) temporary measures, effective from 10:30pm on 29 March 2020 , in pursuit of protecting the national interest.

02 April 2020 - Knowledge

Fair Work Commission seeks to vary modern awards

#Workplace Relations & Safety, #COVID-19

On 1 April 2020, the Fair Work Commission (Commission) announced its proposal to vary certain modern awards by inserting a new “Schedule X” containing additional measures to assist employers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

01 April 2020 - Knowledge

Trading through the corona crisis: Practical steps to help protect businesses

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak is wreaking havoc on businesses and exposing a number of internal issues. We address critical business housekeeping matters that may protect your business under current circumstances.

01 April 2020 - Knowledge

Enhanced foreign investment scrutiny during COVID-19 crisis

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #COVID-19

As of 10:30pm AEDT on Sunday 29 March 2020, important temporary changes to Australia’s foreign investment review framework have come into effect to protect the national interest during the COVID-19 crisis. These changes mean that, for the duration of the coronavirus crisis, all relevant foreign investments into Australia will require FIRB approval, regardless of the value, nature or country of origin of the foreign investor.

01 April 2020 - Knowledge

Land tax deferral – a relief for land owners during COVID-19

#Property & Real Estate, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #COVID-19

In a bid to support businesses in the current climate, the Victorian Government is now giving eligible land owners the option to defer their 2020 land tax payment until 1 January 2021.