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Commencement of proceedings against a company in administration and preservation of Bitcoin assets: Chen v Blockchain; Abel & Ors v Blockchain [2022] VSC 92 – 93

19 May 2022

When a company goes into administration, section 440D of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the Corporations Act) states that no proceedings can be commenced or proceeded with against that company.
The case of Chen v Blockchain; Abel & Ors v Blockchain [2022] VSC 93 discussed the breadth of section 440D of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and which parties it may apply to when the corporation is one of multiple defendants in a proceeding.

Shedding some light on shadow directors: when is an individual considered a shadow director?

19 May 2022

Often when a company is established, directors will be appointed to manage the affairs and operation of the company. Throughout the existence of the company, new directors may be appointed, or some removed as required. However, issues arise where unappointed individuals begin to act like or are treated as directors without being officially appointed as such.

Time to start budgeting for the 1 July 2022 wage and superannuation increases

By Chao Ni, Principal, MST Lawyers With the topic of minimum wages front and centre of the Federal Election campaign, businesses should start budgeting for the upcoming 1 July changes to: The national minimum wage (NMW); and The minimum superannuation guarantee rate. The NMW and Modern Award Minimum Wage Rates The Fair Work Commission makes…

Two MST Lawyers Principals recognised in 2023 edition of Best Lawyers™ in Australia

MST Lawyers is proud to announce that firm Principals Alicia Hill and Raynia Theodore have been included in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers™ in Australia.