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The new data economy is approaching: Open Banking mandated to start from 1 July 2020

The legal framework is now in place for the start of the CDR in the banking sector. The timeframes for responding to requests for consumer data have...

11 February 2020

Australia’s first modern slavery statements are due this year: are you ready?

If your business is caught by the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (Cth) (the Act), you may have your first modern slavery statement due this year.

24 January 2020

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...

10 December 2019

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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Arbitrating ISDA master agreements – new developments and considerations

New developments and considerations when Arbitrating ISDA master agreements

16 August 2018

Are your rights enforceable? From 1 July 2018 onwards you will need to check this carefully…

This article was written by Tim Klineberg and Carone Huang.The new ipso facto reform will commence on and from this Sunday, 1 July 2018. Rights in contracts, agreements...

25 June 2018

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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Australian Federal Budget 2017-18: Personal tax

Analysis of the 2017-18 Australian Federal Budget's changes to personal tax including several significant measures relating to residential real estate.

09 May 2017
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Major Banks Second Report – Here we go again

The House Of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics released its Major Banks Second Report's recommendations - what they mean and our predictions.

04 May 2017
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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

Putting Australia on the blockchain map - Standards Australia releases Roadmap for Blockchain Standards

Yesterday, Standards Australia released its Roadmap for Blockchain Standards; marking its role at the forefront of international standards and setting the blueprint for Australia's leadership.

03 March 2017
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