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Directions 2021 | Your reform agenda

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Directions 2021 | Your reform agenda

In the spirit of “never waste a good crisis”, our 2021 Directions survey explored the views of directors and senior business leaders regarding their top reform priorities.

05 May 2021

First Japan Investment Treaty Claim Renewable Energy Disputes In Asia

This article is written by Edwina Kwan, Amanda Lees, Patric McGonigal and Nick HortonThe global energy transition to counteract the impacts of climate change has seen an enormous...

05 May 2021

China’s digital RMB – is your business ready?

China’s launch of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) has become a question of when and not if. The more important question for businesses is: how...

27 April 2021

Imported hybrid mismatch rule: Commissioner releases much anticipated guidance

The Australian Taxation Office (“ATO”) has released a highly anticipated draft practical compliance guideline (“PCG 2021/D3”).

23 April 2021

How New Zealand's climate impact disclosure Bill could impact Australian businesses

In a world first, New Zealand has introduced a Bill requiring companies in the financial sector to disclose the impact of climate change on their businesses.

20 April 2021

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

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