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A SPACtacular opportunity for Australian PE sponsors?

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A SPACtacular opportunity for Australian PE sponsors?

What do the following US celebrities and sports identities all have in common in the world of finance: Jay-Z, Shaquille O’Neal, Ciara Wilson, Serena Williams, Alex Rodriguez, Steph...

31 March 2021

SPACxit – can London save SPACs to secure its position in the new world?

Whilst capital raising using SPACs has been tremendously successful in the US over the last 12-24 months, the UK had until the start of this year experienced significantly...

31 March 2021

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan — Key takeaways for financial services

On 12 March 2021, China released its much-anticipated economic and social development blueprint for the next five years and beyond – the ‘Outline of the 14th Five-Year Plan...

22 March 2021

Extension of Treasurer’s determinations and new laws proposed for virtual meetings, electronic execution of documents and changes to the continuous disclosure regime

On 17 February 2021, the Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021 (“Bill”) was introduced into the House of Representatives.

19 February 2021

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan: a blueprint for growth in complex times

China’s annual National People’s Congress parliamentary session will take place in March to approve the country’s social and economic development plans for the period 2021-25.

09 February 2021
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Briefing note for state of emergency in Myanmar

On February 1, Myanmar’s military-owned Myawaddy TV announced that a state of emergency would be imposed in accordance with Articles 417 and 418 of the 2008 Constitution of...

05 February 2021

The great scheme trade-off

As we all know, a defining feature of private equity investment is alignment between the sponsor’s strategic objectives and the managers of the business.

14 December 2020

Pre-COVID FIRB Thresholds to be Reinstated on 1 January 2021

Late on 9 December 2020, the Treasurer announced that the current $0 monetary screening thresholds for FIRB applications will be lifted on 1 January 2021, resulting for the...

11 December 2020

Developing Australia’s Space Industry: How can the Government help you?

The Australian space industry is expanding rapidly. From hosting a new NASA deep space communication complex near Canberra, to taking delivery of 4.6 billion-year-old asteroid specimens from...

07 December 2020

The Payment Times Reporting Act 2020

The Payment Times Reporting regime will commence on 1 January 2021, with the two Acts implementing the regime (the Payment Times Reporting Act 2020 (the Act) and the...

10 November 2020
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Climate change litigation in Australia: Legislative and legal pressure build.

Recent political, legal and legislative developments mean that pressure on Australian companies to address climate risk has never been higher.

09 November 2020

COVID-19 enhances risks of bribery and corruption

COVID-19 has caused economic hardship for companies around the globe and has required many to act quickly in order to ensure supply of in-demand goods or services. ...

28 October 2020

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