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International Women’s Day in Sydney

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 [...]

Networking in Singapore

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 [...]

Regional Meeting IR Global Brisbane

Regional Meeting of IR Global Members Held in Brisbane and Plan for Tokyo Ross Koffel (Koffels Solicitors & Barristers Sydney); Mark White (White & Mason Lawyers Melbourne) Paul Warden-Hutton (Houlihan2 Melbourne). The Australia/New Zealand Regional Group enjoyed another successful, and well attended meeting in Brisbane on Friday 22nd February.  The hosts were our two Brisbane based firms,  James Conomos Lawyers, represented by James Conomos and Wiebke Hermann, and Rouse Lawyers represented by Matthew Rouse. Attendees came from Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Christchurch [...]

Announcement

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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Meet the IR Global Real Estate Group

Our members are leaders of the legal industry. They are proud to uphold the highest ethical standards and offer an unrivaled quality of service to clients all over the world. IR Global was founded in 2010 and has grown to become the largest practice area exclusive network of advisors in the world. This incredible success story has seen the network receive recognition and be featured in a plethora of ranking and publications such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, the Financial [...]

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Annual Law Conference

Recently,  Koffels Solicitors & Barristers, attended the Annual Commercial and Corporate Law Conference held at the Supreme Court of New South Wales.  Many industry stakeholders including legal practitioners, academics and researchers attended the conference to share and discuss their views on the growing social demand for directors’ public duties, and for companies to take proactive steps to manage issues relating to environmental and social responsibilities. Traditionally, the company directors are required to act in the best interests of the company’s [...]

LAW Annual General Meeting (Bangkok)

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 [...]

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Common Reporting Standards CRS

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 [...]

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China Business Forum

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 [...]

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Koffels Solicitors & Barristers – Sydney

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 [...]

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Lowy Institute Dinner

Ross and Julia Koffel, of Koffels Solicitors & Barristers Sydney, attended the annual Lowy Institute dinner given by the Lowy Institute for International Affairs. The Institute was founded by Sir Frank Lowy, who built the global empire that became Westfield Shopping Centres.  A long time business figure on the global stage, Sir Frank is also a notable philanthropist with a reputation that precedes him for a mindset of putting back into the community that he believes provided him with his [...]

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Parents of Children Abused at School

A woman has recently spoken publicly about her children abused at school. The tuition fee’s she spent sending her son to an elite private school were refunded. This school was located in Queensland and was attended for five years from 1989. Sexual Assault Her son was sexually abused at the school and has since attempted suicide. In fact, she initially sent letters to the school in 2010 which were rejected, however her claim was recently reviewed. The school has now decided [...]

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