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Department of Commerce seeks input on $60m Regional Connectivity Program

Smart derivatives contracts: From concept to construction

King & Wood Mallesons and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. have published a new whitepaper that sets out practical steps for developing smart derivatives contracts.

04 October 2018
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Australian Open Banking Review Released

It provides advice on the design and implementation of Australia’s Open Banking system and is the first stage in a broader consumer data right.

09 February 2018
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"Know Your Token": A guide to participating in token sales

Token sales are rapidly gaining momentum as the darling of capital raising in the digital economy.

31 July 2017

FoFA Reforms: ASIC’s First Scalp

ASIC has claimed its first scalp for breaches of the “best interests” and “appropriate advice” obligations incorporated into the Freedom of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms.

12 April 2017
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Australia’s Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle: looking to Europe for inspiration?

In April 2016, the Federal Government committed to the introduction of a new tax and regulatory framework for two new types of collective investment vehicles (each a “CIV”)...

22 March 2017

First glimpse of game-changing reforms to product design and distribution, and ASIC’s intervention powers

The Australian government has requested feedback and comments on the measures outlined in the Proposals Paper.

15 December 2016
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Treasury revises the proposed industry funding model for ASIC

The Australian Treasury has released a proposals paper to introduce an industry funding model for ASIC commencing in the second half of 2017.

09 November 2016

ASIC makes key announcements concerning licence exemptions for foreign financial service providers

ASIC has made key announcements for foreign financial service providers (FFSPs) who rely on Australian financial services licence exemptions.

28 September 2016
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CRS gaining momentum: Singapore and Australia to exchange information on residents’ financial accounts to combat tax evasion

Singapore signs its first Competent Authority Agreement under the OECD Common Reporting Standard, with Australia.

09 September 2016

Outlook - What's next for class actions in Australia?

On the radar in Australian class actions: hearings, significant appeals, judgments and settlements, proposed actions and a potential regime change.

26 August 2016
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10 things you need to know about crowd-sourced equity funding reforms in Australia

Proposed crowd-sourced equity funding reforms and the way they can transform fundraising in Australia.

19 July 2016
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10 things you need to know about insurtech

Insurtech is the transformation of the insurance industry through mobile apps and new technologies such as wearable devices, telematics and artificial intelligence.

12 July 2016
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