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LIBOR Transition – Forward-looking Term SOFR Is Here

LIBOR Transition – Forward-looking Term SOFR Is Here

Very shortly, the U.S.-based Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC) will make its much-anticipated formal recommendation of forward-looking term Secured Overnight Financing Rates (Term SOFR) administered by the CME...

27 July 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

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

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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Pre-COVID FIRB Thresholds to be Reinstated on 1 January 2021

Late on 9 December 2020, the Treasurer announced that the current $0 monetary screening thresholds for FIRB applications will be lifted on 1 January 2021, resulting for the...

11 December 2020

To stub or not to stub? ASIC hands down its view

ASIC released a consultation paper in June 2019 regarding the use of stub equity in public to private transactions, essentially looking to clamp down on the types of...

19 October 2020

Australian Investment Funds – Monitoring COVID-19 Impacts

As COVID-19 evolves it will have a significant impact on investment funds and their trustees and managers, both directly and indirectly through the broader market, people and economic...

01 April 2020

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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The Aussie Term Loan B vs Unitranche / other leveraged finance products

The Australasian leveraged loan market has been shaken up by competing products in the form of the unitranche facilities and the Aussie Term Loan B or TLB.

19 July 2018

Bullseye: M&A Deal Trends - What private equity is doing differently

Trends in private M&A: recent developments and areas in which private equity sponsors are significantly diverging from the broader M&A market.

07 April 2016

Guarding Australia’s national interest – Private equity foreign investment review changes

A summary of changes affecting the need for Foreign Investment Review Board clearance by private equity sponsors.

01 February 2016

Insurance capital can now be used to form private equity funds in PRC

The China Insurance Regulatory Commission allows insurance capital to be used for the formation of private equity funds within the PRC.

09 October 2015

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