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Impact Of The Novel Coronavirus Outbreak On Chinese Commodity Sale Contracts

Corporate, Private Equity, M&A and Commercial

ASIC’s endgame – understanding the regulator’s new thinking on compulsory powers

Of the changes flowing from the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (“Hayne Royal Commission”), perhaps none are more marked than ASIC’s.

17 December 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...

16 December 2019

Anti-Bribery and Corruption Update: revival of the Combatting Corporate Crime Bill

New anti-bribery and corruption legislation has been introduced into the Senate. If passed, the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) Bill 2019 (the Bill), will increase the...

10 December 2019

Litigation funders get lump of coal for Christmas

In a highly anticipated decision, the High Court of Australia has rejected, by a 5:2 majority, the proposition that the Federal Court of Australia and the Supreme Court...

04 December 2019
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Marking the market – Australia looks to reform financial infrastructure regulation

Changes to the first reporting day for portfolio holdings disclosure has given many superannuation trustees some respite, but uncertainty about required disclosures remains.

19 November 2019

Government moves to restrict inappropriate Foreign Interference in Australian Universities

The Government continues to hold deep concerns about foreign interference in Australia. Recent issues about influence on academic research are being addressed with new guidelines for the...

18 November 2019

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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