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Addressing foreign influence – Draft ATO ruling on the limited tax exemptions for foreign pension funds and sovereign entities

Addressing foreign influence – Draft ATO ruling on the limited tax exemptions for foreign pension funds and sovereign entities

On 4 December 2019, the Commissioner of Taxation (Commissioner) released a draft law companion ruling, LCR 2019/D4 (“Draft Ruling”), which clarifies his view on the “influence” test under...

09 December 2019

The unique challenges of Fintech IPOs

Fast growing technology companies often employ a regulatory strategy of ‘asking for forgiveness, not permission’ when it comes to regulatory compliance in the hope that support from their...

06 December 2019

Product developments in leveraged loans | Year in review

This year has seen the Australasian leveraged loan market build on the product developments we have seen in recent years.

21 November 2019

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

Breathing room for now … but the devil’s in the derivatives

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

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 – snapshot of key consultation changes

On 9 October 2019, the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) released the final version of its listing rules reforms. Nearly all of these changes are expected to come...

14 October 2019

Signpost: Open Banking commencement dates

Committed settlement, a patent-pending methodology introduced by Digital Asset , could present a way to make financial transactions immutable

18 September 2019

ASIC’s $30K SPP cap surprise: the end of the entitlement offer era?

Then this week came ASIC’s surprise. With no fanfare, ASIC has doubled the SPP participation limit from $15,000 to $30,000 per securityholder. Could this be the...

30 August 2019

The Hayne Royal Commission and what it means for Islamic financiers of Australian real estate

In his recent report on the Royal Commission into misconduct in the banking, superannuation and financial services industries, Queen’s Counsel Kenneth Hayne recommended a number of changes which,...

29 August 2019

APRA Capability Review June 2019 | More Experienced, Tougher And Transparent

This article was written by Sarah Yu.Following a recommendation from the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, the Government announced a review...

09 August 2019

Consumer Data Right law passed – Open Banking set to start in Australia

We unfold the gist of open banking in this piece with an analysis of the current regulatory framework and data laws.

01 August 2019

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