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All over takeovers: Developments since 1 July

Corporate, Private Equity, M&A and Commercial

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

One step closer: the Government Procurement Judicial Review Bill

The Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017 (the Bill) passed the House of Representatives on 19 September 2018. The Bill will shortly be introduced into the Senate.

24 September 2018

Funds FOMO: I’ll have what she’s having!

Negotiating a deal that you and your investment committee are happy with is no longer enough for many private fund investors. Instead, Fear of Missing Out is a...

24 September 2018
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Hard times ahead for D&O insurance

The market for directors and officers (Ds&Os) liability insurance policies had begun to harden during the first half of 2017. That “hardening” has continued with insurers now...

07 September 2018
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Update on ASIC activities

A summary of recent ASIC activities including Report 585: ASIC enforcement outcome, focus on financial reporting and embedded supervisors.

07 September 2018
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Proposed changes to the ASX Corporate Governance Principles: Stakeholder submissions and next steps

A summary of proposed changes to the ASX Corporate Governance Principles including foundations for management and oversight, board structure and more.

07 September 2018
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Update on financial services Royal Commission

The latest from the financial services Royal Commission which concluded its fifth round of hearings (superannuation) in August and is conducting its sixth round of hearings (general and...

07 September 2018
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Are Australian boards being set up for failure?

Not a day goes by when a governance group, body or self-styled expert hasn’t eulogised about new and improved ways to “hold directors to account”. Our latest view...

07 September 2018
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The new UK Corporate Governance Code: will Australia follow?

Important points to note about the new UK Corporate Governance Code including provisions on leadership and purpose, board composition, succession and evaluation, and evaluation.

07 September 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

The future of trade: preparing for radical change

We highlight five broad themes in relation to the Future of Trade that we think should be on the agenda of boards and senior leadership teams of Australian...

15 August 2018

Taxation of stapled structures & inbound investment: revised draft legislation and extension to residential housing investments

The Australian Treasurer has released a second draft of the proposed legislation to implement its Integrity Package targeted at stapled structures and foreign investors

31 July 2018