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.
Learn more about breaking news at Johnson Winter & Slattery, including major transaction announcements, practitioner appointments and team expansions.
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.
In January 2014, ASIC published Report 384: Regulating Complex Products (Report). The Report sets out the recent work done by ASIC’s Complex Products Working Group and identifies opportunities for...
On 10 April 2014, the Government released the draft Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill 2014 (Draft Bill), containing proposed amendments to the Corporations...
Projects in Queensland's Galilee coal basin are expected to generate billions of dollars of investment in the near future.
Mergers & Acquisitions Review 2013
The State of South Australia (State) will pay compensation to the De Rose Hill Nguraritja people for the extinguishment of their native title rights and interests following the delivery of the...
In the October 2013 issue of Acumen, we gave an overview of the divergence in approach of courts in England, Australia and New Zealand in the interpretation of “consequential” or “indirect” loss...
This article identifies issues to consider when using expert determination and looks at the benefits and disadvantages of the expert determination process.
Social media, and its ease of use and wide-ranging application - combined with the ability of users to instantaneously disseminate information - has brought difficulties and challenges for businesses.
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.
A closer look at Review of Practice Statement Law Administration PS LA 2012/2 from our leading experts.
The Australian Competition Tribunal recently published its decision in respect of WA Gas Networks Pty Ltd’s (ATCO) review of the ERA’s revised access arrangement for the mid‑west and south‑west gas...
The PPSA can alter your rights to property and the way in which various types of contracts will be interpreted.
A number of issues have emerged as potential traps for those unfamiliar with how the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) operates.
At the conclusion of the 2011 “AGM Season” we conducted a survey of the business of AGMs of ASX listed companies in 2011.
Our survey involved three aspects:
results of voting on remuneration...
Principals, consultants and contractors: statutory mechanisms are available under the Act to enforce payment claims, including progress payment claims.
The Australian Government's Climate Change Plan will offer assistance for businesses including free allocation of permits to emissions-intensive, trade-exposed industries.
In January 2011, Treasury released an Options Paper on the wholesale v retail client distinction, as part of the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) project. The paper floats a number of options for...
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.
Draft legislation will soon be released to implement the reforms stemming from the Productivity Commission inquiry.
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.