Commissioner of Taxation’s powers broadened

what this means for taxpayers and litigation obligations

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Trust assets in the liquidation of trustee companies

A closer look at the Full Federal Court’s decision in 'Killarnee'

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the Draft Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill 2018

scheme overview, and what you need to know

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Deals & Disputes

Seven West Media and Amber Harrison

Successfully acted for Seven West Media in its highly publicised injunction proceedings against its former employee Amber Harrison, relating to the enforcement of wide-ranging non-disclosure and non-disparagement obligations.

Bain Capital

Advised Bain Capital on its acquisition of a majority interest in Only About Children, a leading early childhood education and development business.

State of Victoria

Successfully represented the State of Victoria in two significant disputes with Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group over compensation following the expiration of their gaming licenses.

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Foreign investor advice

JWS provides expert legal counsel to foreign clients on their investments and business activities in Australia.

We specialise in all aspects of foreign investment regulation and applications.

Foreign Investment

JWS recognised for excellence

Australian Financial Review Client Choice Awards 

Johnson Winter & Slattery received three major accolades at the Australian Financial Review Client Choice Awards on March 7th 2017.

Amongst an impressive cohort of finalists, we were awarded:

  • Best Law Firm (Revenue $50M - $200M)
  • Best Value Firm (across all revenue categories)
  • Best Professional Services Firm (Revenue $50M - $200M), competing against all law, accounting, engineering and consulting firms in that revenue category.

Winning in these categories is a testament to the excellent work and consistent effort of all members of our firm and the focus of the firm on providing outstanding service to our clients. The award for Best Value Firm is particularly gratifying as it validates the emphasis we place on having senior practitioners closely engaged in all client matters whether it be an advisory role, significant transaction, or a commercial dispute.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2017

JWS has 33 partners ranked across 14 practice areas in Chambers 2017 Asia Pacific directory. The firm was awarded new or improved rankings in the Anti-Bribery & Corruption, Banking & Finance: Acquisition Finance, Capital Markets: Equity, and Dispute Resolution practice areas.

Asia Pacific Legal 500 2017

In the 2017 Asia Pacific Legal 500 directory, Johnson Winter & Slattery had particularly good results in the Dispute Resolution, Media and Entertainment, and Dispute Resolution: Class Actions practice areas. Seven JWS lawyers are included in the elite ‘Leading Lawyers’ list and a further 26 are specifically recommended across 11 ranked practice areas.

Best Lawyers 2018

JWS was recently named the 2018 'Law Firm of the Year' for expertise in the practice area of Energy Law. The firm has 61 lawyers recognised as “Best Lawyers” in their field and five “Lawyer of the Year” recipients.