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Penalties: High Court endorses “legitimate commercial interests” test

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The High Court of Australia handed down its decision in Paciocco v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited [2016] FCA 28 28 as to whether credit card late fees are penalties.

27 July 2016

Circumstances in which a Court will grant extensions of time to secured parties who register security interests on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR).

27 July 2016

Regulatory technology or “regtech” is technology that helps people comply with their regulatory obligations or facilitates regulators to execute their mandates.

26 July 2016

Market and deal trend predictions for the future of Chinese outbound investment and how it will affect sectors including energy & resources, food & agriculture and real estate.

25 July 2016

One of the most audacious Chinese offshore investments of 2015: the takeover of ASX-listed PanAust by Chinese provincial SOE, Guangdong Rising Assets Management Co.

25 July 2016

The acquisition of Pacific Hydro Group, IFM Investor's renewable energy portfolio, was one of the largest ever acquisition by a Chinese bidder into Australia.

25 July 2016

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King & Wood Mallesons has advised QIC, on behalf of a consortium, including the Future Fund, on its $800m investment into the Powering Australian Renewables Fund.

27 July 2016

Volkswagen Financial Services Australia has established Driver Australia Master, its A$3 billion automotive-backed master trust programme.

07 July 2016

KWM has been confirmed as the leading legal brand in Asia, again securing the number 1 ranking in the release of the 2016 Acritas Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index.

04 July 2016

KWM promotes 33 senior associates and 2 special counsel, reflecting KWM’s strong performance in FY2016 and ambitious growth agenda for FY2017.

30 June 2016

National Storage REIT's capital raising will fund the acquisition of 26 storage assets which comprise the Southern Cross portfolio and other potential acquisitions.

30 June 2016

KWM is proud to announce the promotion of 12 lawyers to partner in Australia with effect from 1 July, completing the firm’s 2016 round of global partner promotions.

29 June 2016

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A look back at the significant reduction of regulatory controls and red tape, and looking forward at investment trends, further deregulation and predictions for Chinese outbound investment.

25 July 2016

Blockchain is more than bitcoin. Its technology and potential far exceeds digital currencies.

15 June 2016

A global analysis of regulatory reforms, trends and developments in key markets in which our clients do business.

14 June 2016

King & Wood Mallesons, together with ASIFMA and J.P. Morgan, has jointly prepared a report on “Access Programmes and Reforms in the Cross-Border RMB Market”.

27 April 2016

Foreign investment into Australia is on the rise - navigating regulations at home and abroad.

28 March 2016

Stakeholder engagement in the digital age. Boards are feeling the pressure, but is it a challenge or an opportunity?

23 March 2016