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Mining IPOs in ASIC’s spotlight: mining for commodities or mining the market?

Securities

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

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...

16 December 2019

The implications of the new design and distribution obligations from an ECM perspective

As the holiday period approaches so too does the proposed release of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission’s (“ASIC”) draft guidance on how to implement the new product...

16 December 2019

Deliberating disclosure: lessons from the Myer securities class action

The landmark decision in TPT Patrol Pty Ltd as trustee for Amies Superannuation Fund v Myer Holdings Limited [2019] FCA 1747 was the first shareholder class action to...

16 December 2019

The recent move to placements and SPPs for ASX200 entities – the new norm?

Westpac’s decision to conduct its recent $2.5 billion equity raising via an institutional placement and security purchase plan (“SPP”) continues the recent trend of ASX200 entities raising equity...

16 December 2019

Mining IPOs in ASIC’s spotlight: mining for commodities or mining the market?

Mining and exploration make a significant contribution to Australian capital markets, at least in volume terms if not absolute value terms. Resources companies make up more than...

16 December 2019

Recent trends in Listed Investment Vehicle IPOs

The falling cash rates in Australia continue to drive demand by retail investors for alternative investment products. As a result, 2019 has been another strong year for Australian...

16 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...

16 December 2019

Final ASX listing rules reforms – summary of key changes

This alert summarises the most important differences between the existing listing rules of the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) and the changes which will come into effect on 1...

16 December 2019

Final ASX listing rules reforms – summary of key changes

This alert summarises the most important differences between the existing listing rules of the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) and the changes which will come into effect on 1...

12 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

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

International Comparative Legal Guide to Securitisation Laws and Regulations

The ICLG Lending & Secured Finance 2019 provides a practical cross-border guide into securitisation. Here are the Australia, Hong Kong and China chapters.

05 June 2019

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