Byron is a Director of Ferguson Cannon Lawyers who leads the Business & Corporate and Wills & Estate Law team at Ferguson Cannon Lawyers. Byron has an extensive range of knowledge in various areas of law including: Business and Corporate, Wills, Estates & Business Succession, Property, Asset Protection, Dispute Resolution and Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF). He particularly enjoys working with his clients’ other trusted advisors to develop multifaceted strategic advice.
Earlier this week the Turnbull Government released their Innovation Statement, which sets out the Governments plan support the growth of innovation in Australia. What are the key changes? Some of the key proposals of the Government’s Innovation Statement are: Research and science: Nearly half of the proposed spending will fund research and science infrastructure. It […]
Australia has one of the highest rates of new entrepreneurial businesses in the world, however unlike the UK, Canada, US and New Zealand, it does not have laws in place that easily allows these new companies to raise equity through direct ‘crowd’ funding. What are Australian companies barriers for Crowdsourced Funding? Currently, Australian companies are […]
What is asset protection and why is it important for individuals and businesses? Asset protection is a relevant consideration in the establishment of any business. Effective asset protection strategies can limit and in some cases avoid liability for individuals who are carrying on a business. Commonly, businesses are conducted via a company or trust structure. […]
This year has seen a re-emergence of interest in IPOs. With $16.8 billion raised from IPOs this year from over 90 floats (up from $10.8 billion raised last year), IPOs are again becoming an attractive way to raise capital. Just recently, Medibank Private raised $5.7 billion from its float and other companies are likely to […]
On 28 April 2014 Australia signed an Intergovernmental Agreement with the United States which provides that Australia will comply with the provisions of United States legislation, the Foreign Tax Accounts Compliance Act (“FATCA”). What is the Foreign Tax Compliance Act? FATCA is United States legislation which commenced approximately in March 2010. FATCA creates an information […]
If there is one significant highlight to the Coalition’s first budget yesterday, it is the extension of rights for small businesses. What benefits has small businesses received in the budget? Small enterprises will now have the same rights as consumers in respect of unfair contracts, against big businesses. In general terms, the Government intends to […]