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Directions - November 2018

Corporate, Private Equity, M&A and Commercial

Directions - November 2018

Corporate Australia’s ability to maintain constructive relationships with key stakeholders, to understand and meet community expectations, and to implement appropriate governance and risk management practices has been tested.

19 December 2018
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Director Identification Numbers

Schedule 2 of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Registries Modernisation and Other Measures) Bill 2018 amends the Corporations Act to introduce a director identification number regime.

14 December 2018
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Major reforms proposed for ASX listing rules

On 28 November 2018 the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) released a public consultation paper titled “Simplifying, clarifying and enhancing the integrity and efficiency of the ASX listing rules”...

14 December 2018
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Royal Commission update after the interim report and final round of hearings

In the last two weeks of November, the Financial Services Royal Commission held its seventh and final round of public hearings.

14 December 2018
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The Global Corporate Governance Echo Chamber

In our interconnected world, corporate governance concepts and ideas that grow, mature and reach acceptance in influential offshore jurisdictions rapidly reach our shores.

14 December 2018
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2018 AGM season hots up

Almost all ASX 200 entities required to hold an AGM in calendar 2018 have now held their meeting. There are some big meetings still to come for...

14 December 2018
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Safe Harbour – impact on directors' decision making

The perception of Australia as a relatively “risky” place to sit on a board, arises in no small part from the insolvent trading prohibition in section 588G of...

14 December 2018
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Federal Government passes Modern Slavery Act

Earlier this year, the Federal Government had introduced the Modern Slavery Bill 2018 (Cth). The Bill has now passed, with some amendments by the Senate.

06 December 2018

Major reforms proposed for ASX listing rules

On 28 November 2018 the Australian Securities Exchange released a public consultation paper titled “Simplifying, clarifying and enhancing the integrity and efficiency of the ASX listing rules"

03 December 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

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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