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William Khong

Partner - Melbourne

Areas of Expertise

Corporate & Commercial Law

Expertise

William was admitted as a solicitor in Malaysia where he gained experience in intellectual property (from registration and commercialisation to enforcement) and commercial litigation. He has subsequently, while practising in Australia, gained further experience in commercial and taxation law matters.

Experience

William has particular experience in advising in relation to business structuring or restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, public and private capital raisings, corporate affairs including capital reductions, share buy-backs, financial assistance, corporate governance and related party transactions, and matters relating to the law of trusts, stamp duty and personal property securities register.

William has worked with a wide range of clients including small businesses, substantial private companies and listed companies.

William's experience includes:

  • advising on and implementing a scheme of arrangement involving one of Australia and New Zealand’s largest advertising and marketing communications services group with a listed US conglomerate 
  • advising on and assisted the advertising and marketing communications services group in numerous acquisitions and divestments as well as advising on corporate governance and general corporate affairs involving the group 
  • advising on and establishing a managed investment scheme that invests in a portfolio of regional shopping centres in Australia
  • advising on and establishing a stapled managed investment scheme that invests in environmental sustainable investments for wholesale clients as well as advising on corporate governance and general corporate affairs 
  • advising on and assisted a group of health professionals on their ASX listing 
  • advising on and assisted a US listed manufacturer with numerous acquisitions and divestments including transactions which involve complicated restructures (roll-up of various businesses into the target entity immediately prior to acquisition).

Publications

09 December 2015 - Knowledge

Proposed laws to require purchasers to withhold and to pay ATO 10% of a foreign resident vendor’s sale proceeds

#Corporate & Commercial Law

On 3 December 2015, the Australian Government introduced a Bill into Parliament imposing a 10 per cent non-final withholding tax on payments made to foreign residents that dispose of certain taxable Australian property...

16 September 2019 - Knowledge

How to sell your business without losing business: Assembling your A-team (Part 2)

#Corporate & Commercial Law

This second of our four-part series on selling a business without losing business looks at who owners should recruit to their crack commando unit, and when to pull them in to facilitate a smooth and successful sale.

11 September 2019 - In the News

Penalties for unfair contract terms – what is the Government waiting for?

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Government, #Procurement

Despite mounting pressure following the recent investigation of UberEats by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, the Federal Government is yet to make good on its pre-election promise to strengthen the unfair contract term regime.