Ross & Julia Koffel get as close to the racing industry’s “Golden Slipper” trophy as they could ever have hoped to be
Ross and Julia Koffel were the guest of the Commonwealth Bank at the Business of Racing Lunch. The lunch was hosted by the Sydney Turf Club, and the Western Sydney Chamber of Commerce at Rosehill Racecourse.
Guest speakers included the top racehorse trainer Chris Waller. He who spoke of his miracle horse “Winx” who will run for her 4th [...]
Koffels Solicitors & Barristers Staff Support International Women’s Day in Sydney
Members of the Koffels staff attended the Law Society Panel presentation in honour of International Women’s Day. In particular, the panel presented issues facing professional women in the work place. Thereafter note was made of their on-line facility to assist those facing issues of discrimination, bullying and/or sexual harassment.
Providing safe, balanced work places is a key Practice Management factor in creating a healthy culture in the often high pressure [...]
Ross and Julia Koffel
Koffels Solicitors & Barristers: Networking in Singapore
Ross and Julia Koffel spent the week in Singapore. Time well spent networking with colleagues and business contacts as part of their cross-border practice.
As usual the welcome from IR Global members around the world is always a warm one. Accordingly it was a pleasure to visit the offices of WNLEX LLC and meet with Ng Li Young, a Director of the firm.
Singapore is a world centre for International Litigation and [...]
Aaron Koffel BA., MLLP, MBA (Columbia Business School and London Business School), SAI Global Qualified (CSR)
Koffels Solicitors & Barristers are pleased to announce that Aaron Koffel has joined the firm as Special Counsel and Chief Strategy Officer.
After initially practicing within the firm, Aaron then subsequently worked in the public arena as General Counsel for a subsidiary of a New York based public company in the finance industry.
His areas of expertise lie in the corporate/commercial work including the finance sector, [...]
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Ross and Julia Koffel of Koffels Solicitors & Barristers Sydney, attended the LAW Annual General Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, attended by 131 member delegates and 3 observer delegates from 42 countries. Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) is a global association of 110 independent law firms located in more than 150 major commercial centres throughout the world. Membership in LAW allows member firms. such as Koffels Solicitors & Barristers, to service the legal needs of clients that are expanding their operations [...]
The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is the single global standard for the collection, reporting and exchange of financial account information on foreign tax residents. Banks and other financial institutions will collect and report to us financial account information on non-residents using the standard. We will exchange this information with the participating foreign tax authorities of those non-residents. In parallel, we will receive financial account information on Australian residents from other countries' tax authorities. This will help ensure Australian residents [...]
Ross Koffel from Koffels attended the annual Sydney China Business Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney. Further this was as presented by the University of Sydney China Studies Centre. This years’ focus was on smart cities. Its focus was on how China is developing new technology and programs to address infrastructure, communications, social and environmental issues across their massive population and geography.
A comparison was made between China's new technology and Australia's current projects in the same areas. In [...]
Whether physical, verbal, social or online, bullying causes real harm to those targeted and significantly affects well being. It can occur anywhere - in school. on the sporting field, in the workplace or home - and in a myriad of ways. Reports of bullying in the equestrian world - both on the yard and the competition field - are becoming increasingly common, but is this truly a reflection of an industry where poor conduct is viewed as acceptable or [...]
We're a firm located in Sydney, which is a city of about five million people. We are a corporate and commercial law firm. Additional, we act for both local companies as well as foreign countries that wish to invest in Australia.
We also carry out work in real estate, sport law, family law and wills and estates. These areas are often cross border issues because Australia is a multi cultural country. Many of the residents in Australia have requirements in the [...]
Koffels2019-03-07T09:46:35+11:00Equitable Estoppel: You don’t always need a point of law to make a claim.
“Death separates us from those we love and cleaves us from our assets”… but what then?
An Executor has a duty to uphold the terms of a will subject to reasonable compromise.
Persons wishing to challenge a will usually:
Commence proceedings pursuant to part 3 of the Succession Act 2006;
Commence a will construction suit;
Commence a construction suit capacity suit;
Allege undue influence, or;
Raise an equitable [...]
Koffels2019-03-12T09:26:47+11:00Making a Claim When You Are Not a Beneficiary
There are specific circumstances under which a person can make a claim on an estate even if you are not a named beneficiary.
If you believe the will of the deceased is not valid due to the incapacity of the deceased at the time it was written, or that the will is somehow fraudulent or made under duress, or otherwise invalid.
Under a Family Provision claim the law requires that eligible [...]
Koffels2019-03-05T14:17:14+11:00They Can't Just Cut You Off...
Are you contemplating leaving your partner, but are apprehensive about the impact on your finances? Fear of a lack of resources is not a good reason to stay in an unhappy relationship! With some planning and support, you can manage your separation so your standard of living does not plummet.
One of the common reasons people tend to delay family law proceedings is the belief that it will leave them in an untenable financial position. [...]
Careful structuring key to international joint venture success
Koffels2019-03-05T14:27:47+11:00Research shows that joint ventures grow at twice the rate of mergers and acquisitions – here's how to set one up.
There are three ways to grow a company – you can grow organically, acquire a company or partner with another firm. An international joint venture falls into the third category.
Tom Wheeler, managing director of IR Global, a professional services network that provides advice to companies and individuals says there are many reasons why a company might consider entering into an international [...]
Can it be that the upheavals in the EU and the United States are good for Australia?
Koffels2019-03-05T15:07:24+11:00Certainly on one level this would seem to be the case. Australian universities are targeting the international student market. The universities regard the current unsettled environment as an opportunity to capitalise on this phenomenon.
As an illustration, Australia is now close to surpassing Great Britain as the second most popular destination for advanced education. In particular, Indian students appear to be concerned about the uncertainties of life in Europe and the USA. Hence, Australia is looking to attract their best [...]