JWS Consulting is a division of Johnson Winter & Slattery providing commercial consulting services.
We are engaged by major Australian and international corporations as legal counsel on their business activities, disputes and most challenging matters.
Established in 1993 by Tony Johnson, Nigel Winter and Peter Slattery as a boutique corporate firm, JWS grew rapidly to become a leading independent Australian firm.
The quality of our legal advice and service to clients is recognised through independent industry recognition and direct client feedback.
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JWS supports a number of community initiatives and not for profit organisations across Australia through pro bono legal work, charitable donations and sponsorships.
In 2018, we celebrated 25 years of long-lasting relationships with our valued clients.
A Q&A guide to investing in Australia.
On 25 September, Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board issued 2 guidance notes, designed to clarify Australia’s foreign investment policy in 2 key areas - acquisition of agricultural land and...
Recent decisions by the Treasurer of Australia indicate a growing trend towards the imposition of data control conditions in connection with foreign investment approvals. Investors should allow for...
How can novel structuring and proper care achieve security for payment in scrip transactions?
On 16 October 2017, the Broadcasting Legislation Amendment (Broadcasting Reform) Bill 2017 (Cth) was passed by Australia’s House of Representatives and granted Royal assent. Following the Royal...
New draft legislation will potentially reform the Corporations Act to curb misuse of the Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG), which often leads to the cost of employee entitlements being shifted to...
The amendments to the Corporations Act1 to broaden the ‘safe harbours’ for directors on an insolvency were passed by Parliament on 12 September 20172 and are awaiting a date for commencement.
On 12 September 2017, some of the most significant reforms of Australia’s corporate insolvency laws in recent years were passed by both Houses of the Australian Federal Parliament. These reforms...
The Australian Competition Tribunal has given competition approval for the $11bn merger of Tabcorp and Tatts. Although the Tribunal was the first instance decision maker in this case, under...
All companies, however large or small, will need to comply with these proposed laws when (rather than if) they are enacted.
Important developments in Australia and overseas in foreign bribery policy, investigations and regulation to 20 May 2016, including international the role of intermediaries in Unaoil and the Panama...
Shareholder class actions for alleged breaches of a listed company’s continuous disclosure obligations are an established part of the Australian legal landscape with more than 50 shareholder class...
The JWS Private Treaty M&A dictionary provides clear and simple definitions of many commonly used terms in unregulated sale and purchase transactions in Australia.
When a transaction with a direct or indirect connection to Australia is proposed, foreign investors and their counsel should consider whether notification is required or advisable.
Is your desk bending under the weight of a pile of monotonously similar, simple, clear-concise-and-effective, two-part retail bond prospectuses? No? Before you call your broker, read on.
The Corporations (Sons of Gwalia) Bill was passed by Parliament on 26 November 2010, an awaits Royal assent.
In response to ASIC consultation, guidance has been issued on handling confidential, price-sensitive information.
On Friday, 17 December 2010, the New South Wales Court of Appeal handed down its decisions in the James Hardie appeals.
The Corporations Amendment (No. 1) Act received the Royal assent on 24 November 2010, and is awaiting proclamation.
For a recently-released Discussion Paper and Exposure Draft Bill, the devil is in the detail.