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Imported hybrid mismatch rule: Commissioner releases much anticipated guidance

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

How New Zealand's climate impact disclosure Bill could impact Australian businesses

In a world first, New Zealand has introduced a Bill requiring companies in the financial sector to disclose the impact of climate change on their businesses.

20 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

Climate change litigation in Australia: Legislative and legal pressure build.

Recent political, legal and legislative developments mean that pressure on Australian companies to address climate risk has never been higher.

09 November 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

Extension of deadlines to submit modern slavery statements – What you need to know

For businesses who are required to submit their first modern slavery statement in Australia this year, there has been an extension of time to submit these statements by...

01 May 2020

Modern slavery risks during COVID-19 – what you need to know

This article is written by Daisy Mallett and Daniel FieldingThe Australian Border Force has released guidance on how businesses can reduce the risk of vulnerable workers in their...

24 April 2020

Practical tips for modern workplace surveillance

This article was written by John Swinson, Rebecca Slater and Linus Schibler. Thanks to Patrick Gunning, Michael Swinson and Jamie Wells for their contributions.Workplace surveillance, in various forms,...

03 April 2020

Pulling the trigger to terminate your bid? Make sure you have all the right ammunition

A common question circling amongst targets and the wider business community is exactly what are the short, medium- and long-term impacts of COVID-19?

02 April 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

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