Privilege against self-incrimination for companies and their directorsCorporations, Crime, Regulatory
Privilege against self-incrimination as it affects a company and its directors: comments on an interesting judgment of the Supreme Court of WA: WA v Galati
High Court finds Bell Act invalidCorporations
The High Court struck down the Bell Act (WA) in Bell Group NV (in Liquidation) v Western Australia  HCA 21 on 16 May 2016.
Offsetting claims and Statutory DemandsCommercial Litigation, Corporations
The WA Supreme Court has construed the words “cross-demand” in s 459H Corporations Act broadly (see Qube Logistics v United Equipment), thus allowing a wide category of debts (that could not be pleaded as a set off in debt recovery proceedings) to be classed as “offsetting claims.”
Wellington Capital Limited v ASIC: Case NoteCorporations
On 5 November 2014 the High Court in Wellington Capital Limited v ASIC held a responsible entity could not distribute property in specie to managed investment scheme unit holders.