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Competition, Trade & Regulatory

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

More reforms to “clarify and strengthen” the ACL

On 18 October 2018, the Australian Parliament passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Australian Consumer Law Review) Act 2018 (Cth). The Act is intended to “clarify and strengthen” the...

26 October 2018

All over takeovers: Developments since 1 July

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...

12 October 2018

Indemnifying officers and employees for breaches of competition laws

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions each have power to apply to the Federal Court of Australia for penalties against employees...

10 October 2018

Australia to repeal the IP exemption in competition legislation

Businesses who license their intellectual property rights should start reviewing their licensing arrangements to ensure compliance with the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

09 October 2018
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Morrison’s Christmas promise: Indonesia-Australia free trade agreement

Australia’s new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison has promised the long awaited Indonesia-Australia free trade agreement by Christmas. The announcement is a good news story for international trade...

05 September 2018

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