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Key insight into claim on Warranty & Indemnity insurance

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Key insight into claim on Warranty & Indemnity insurance

The Supreme Court of Victoria has considered whether an insured buyer under a warranty and indemnity (W&I) policy is entitled to indemnity from an insurer in circumstances where...

13 November 2019

Final ASX listing rules reforms – summary of key changes

This alert summarises the most important differences between the existing listing rules of the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) and the changes which will come into effect on 1...

12 November 2019

Picking the lock(-up) – the contest for Pacific Energy

Early on in deals involving North American clients, we often encourage the moderation of expectations around the benefits of deal protection in Australia. And so it proved in...

11 November 2019

You’ve got nothing to lose: Myer, Babcock & Brown, continuous disclosure obligations and securities litigation

Listed companies are subject to continuous disclosure obligations under the Corporations Act 2001 (the Act) and the ASX Listing Rules. Some of the principles underpinning those continuous disclosure...

28 October 2019
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ASX updates Guidance Note 9

The 4th edition of the ASX Corporate Governance Council’s Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations (“4th Edition CGPs”) were released in February this year and will take effect for...

14 October 2019
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The ultimate panacea for faulty paperwork

Discovery of such omissions can lead to very stressful situations for the people involved. Thankfully, a little-known section of the Corporations Act can assist in times like...

14 October 2019
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ASIC’s Governance Foray: Reports on Oversight of Non-financial Risk and the Influence of Board Mindsets and Behaviours

ASIC’s Corporate Governance Taskforce, set up in the aftermath of the Financial Services Royal Commission with additional Federal Government funding, has released its first reports.

14 October 2019
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Directors’ duties in a disaster

By Adrian Perkins and Will Heath Being an Australian company director isn’t easy in 2019. The job requires dealing with more prescriptive compliance burdens, increasingly aggressive...

14 October 2019
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Final ASX listing rules reforms – snapshot of key consultation changes

On 9 October 2019, the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) released the final version of its listing rules reforms. Nearly all of these changes are expected to come...

14 October 2019

They’re back. ‘Big stick’ electricity laws re-introduced

On 18 September the Federal Government reintroduced Treasury Laws Amendment (Prohibiting Energy Market Misconduct) Bill 2019 into Parliament.

20 September 2019

ASIC’s $30K SPP cap surprise: the end of the entitlement offer era?

Then this week came ASIC’s surprise. With no fanfare, ASIC has doubled the SPP participation limit from $15,000 to $30,000 per securityholder. Could this be the...

30 August 2019

Political Donations: To disclose or not to disclose

Reporting deadlines are approaching for the disclosure of federal political donations. Do you have a clear idea of what spending is reportable?

13 August 2019

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