Group Relationships Statement

IPH Limited is the holding company for a number of intellectual property professional services firms (group businesses) and adjacent businesses, offering services and products across a range of countries and brands.

The success of IPH and the success of IPH group businesses’ clients require us to deliver the highest quality services, independently, and always in our clients’ best interests.

To ensure this, each IPH group business adhere to the following key principles to ensure independence, appropriate disclosure of group relationships and the management of actual or potential conflicts of interest.

Always act in the best interests of our clients

IPH group businesses and each of their attorneys have as their first and primary obligation, always to act in the best interests of their clients and in accordance with the law.

Independent conduct of all client matters

IPH group businesses conduct all client cases independently from each other. IPH group businesses maintain separate case management systems and no case related information is shared with another group business.

(Note: IPH group businesses may in some cases engage or be engaged by other group businesses as a foreign agent.)

Active compliance with all legal and ethical requirements

IPH group businesses and each of their attorneys actively comply with all applicable laws, regulations and codes of conduct, including professional regulations and codes, and privacy, competition and consumer protection legislation.

Active management of conflicts of interest

IPH group businesses and each responsible attorney actively consider and manage actual and potential conflicts of interest. The IPH group structures and arrangements, including as to the separation and independent conduct of client cases by each group business, ensures compliance with legal and ethical requirements, and minimises the potential occurrence of conflicts.

Disclosure of group relationships and independence in tenders and proposals

IPH group businesses are open and transparent about their relationship with IPH and other group businesses, including by expressly notifying its membership of the group in competitive proposals and tenders. IPH group businesses prepare all tender responses and proposals independently from each other. No group business shares the content of any such tenders or proposals with any other group business.

Gathering and sharing of personal information

IPH group businesses collect and manage personal information in accordance with applicable privacy and personal data protection legislation, including the Australian Privacy Act 1988 (Cth.), the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act 2012 and other applicable privacy legislation in jurisdictions in which the group business has an establishment.

The proper management of these matters is of critical importance to IPH group businesses and the IPH group so as to ensure the interests of clients are not affected.

If you would like further information with respect to IPH’s approach to these matters please contact us.

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The information on this page is not part of the Prospectus.

If you agree to the conditions on this page, you will be given access to an electronic version of the Offer Document.

Before downloading, printing or viewing any of the documents on this website, you must carefully read the terms set out in this notice.

The Offer Document (defined below) is an important document that should be read in its entirety before deciding whether to participate in the Offer (as referred to below and set out in the Offer Document). You should rely only on information in the Offer Document and any supplementary or replacement document. If after reading the Offer Document, you have questions about the Offer, you should contact your professional advisers. You can contact the IPH Offer Information Line on 1300 653 497 from 8.30am until 5.30pm (AEDT) Monday to Friday for further information.

Offer of Securities

The Offer Document contains details of an offer (“Offer”) by IPH Limited ACN 169 015 838 (“IPH” or “Company”) and IPH (SaleCo) Pty Limited ACN 600 396 825 of fully paid ordinary shares (“Shares” or "Securities”) in IPH. IPH applied to ASX Limited (“ASX”) within seven days after the date of the Offer Document for quotation of Securities on ASX.

Lodgement of the Offer Document

The prospectus accessible on this website is dated 9 October 2014 (“Offer Document”, or “Prospectus”) and was lodged with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (“ASIC”) on that date. Capitalised words used on this website have the meaning given to them in the Offer Document unless they are defined with a different meaning on this website. Neither ASIC nor the ASX takes any responsibility for the content of the Prospectus or for the merits of the investment to which the Prospectus relates.

Applications for Securities

Applications to subscribe for Securities under the Offer may only be made using an Application Form issued with, contained in, or accompanying the Offer Document. Securities will only be issued or transferred on the basis of an Application Form. An Application Form is accessible in the following ways:
  • by viewing the Offer Document from this website and then printing the Application Form attached to it; or
  • by way of a paper copy of the Application Form issued with, contained in, or accompanying a paper copy of the Offer Document. A paper copy of the Offer Document (with Application Form) and any supplementary or replacement document, can be requested and will be provided free of charge, by calling the IPH Offer Information Line on 1300 653 497 (within Australia) or +61 1300 653 497 (outside Australia) from 8.30am until 5.30pm AEDT Monday to Friday during the Offer period.
You must complete your Application Form and pay your application monies in accordance with your Broker’s directions in order to be eligible to receive any allocation from your Broker. Please contact your Broker if you have any questions on how to complete the Application Form. You should read the Offer Document in full before submitting your Application Form.

The Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) prohibits any person from passing onto another person an Application Form in relation to the Offer unless it is attached to, or accompanied by, a complete and unaltered copy of the Offer Document.

Warning – This information does not constitute an Offer of Securities

The documents on this website are only available to residents of Australia and New Zealand from within Australia and New Zealand. None of the documents on this website (including the Offer Document) constitutes an offer of securities for sale in any jurisdiction in which, or to any person to whom, it would not be lawful to make such an offer. In particular, the documents on this website (including the Offer Document) are not an offer of securities for sale in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, persons in the United States (as defined in Regulation S under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the “US Securities Act”)). The Shares in the Offer may not be offered, sold or otherwise transferred, except in compliance with the registration requirements of the US Securities Act, and any other applicable securities laws or pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the US Securities Act and any other applicable securities laws. The Shares in the Offer have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act or the securities laws of any state of the United States or any other jurisdiction other than Australia and New Zealand.

No action has been taken to register or qualify the documents on this website, the Offer or Securities, in any jurisdiction other than Australia and New Zealand. The distribution of the documents on this website (including the Offer Document) outside Australia and New Zealand is restricted by law. You should inform yourself of and observe such restrictions and should seek your own advice on such restrictions. Any non-compliance with these restrictions may contravene applicable securities laws.

Changes

The information on this website is provided for information purposes only and subject to change without notice. Nothing contained on this website or in the Offer Document constitutes investment, legal, business, taxation or other advice, nor is it to be relied on in making an investment in Securities. The information on this website and in the Offer Document does not take into account your investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs.

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