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ASIC's overkill on 'stub equity' in private deals

Competition, Trade & Regulatory

ASIC's overkill on 'stub equity' in private deals

ASIC is set to crack down on the use of stub equity in public bids by private equity sponsors. Our experts Mark McNamara, Lee Horan, Mark Vanderneut and...

25 June 2019

No duty owed by government to prevent financial loss to business

In Roo Roofing Pty Ltd & Anor v The Commonwealth of Australia [2019] VSC 331, the Supreme Court of Victoria has refused to find that the Federal Government...

14 June 2019

Optus Enterprise 4.0: On Point | Open Banking

The release of the exposure draft of laws for the Consumer Data Right is the next important step in starting Open Banking in Australia

13 June 2019

All Over Takeovers: Developments Since 1 January

This article explores issues raised by applications to the Takeovers Panel (Panel) since 1 January 2019.

30 April 2019

All Over Takeovers: Developments Since 1 January

This article explores issues raised by applications to the Takeovers Panel (Panel) since 1 January 2019.

16 April 2019

A more interventionist ASIC - is it here to stay?

Directors, companies and advisers should expect ASIC to adopt a more active and interventionist approach to transactions, and to corporate regulation more broadly.

16 April 2019

Signs of a trade war armistice? Reforms to China’s Foreign Investment Legal Regime

The seventh annual Global Food Forum was held in Sydney on 20 March. M&A Senior Associate Mark Vanderneut attended the conference.

27 March 2019

Australia Financial Regulation Compliance Conundrum

Proposed reforms could redraw Australia’s financial services landscape as tougher regulatory requirements see banks back away from certain areas. PE investors want to pick up the pieces.

27 February 2019

Australian government consults on ICOs

As international digital asset developments gain pace, the Australian Department of the Treasury has released an exploratory consultation paper on initial coin offerings

01 February 2019

All over takeovers: Developments since 1 October

There has continued to be considerable activity in the takeovers regulatory space over the last 3 months. This article provides a snapshot of applications made to the Panel...

23 January 2019

Our top 4 takeaways on ASIC’s new report on allocation practice in equity transactions

A summary of the article David Friedlander Joseph Muraca, Amanda Isouard wrote for the AFR.

21 December 2018

Key takeouts from the RBB Economics Conference keynote speech

Key insights from Caroline Coops' keynote speech at the recent RBB Economics Conference.

06 December 2018

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