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Holding ratings agencies to account - The Federal Court’s landmark decision in Bathurst Regional Council v Local Government Financial Services

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
  • -
  • February 26 2013

In November 2012, the Federal Court of Australia handed down its decision in Bathurst Regional Council & Ors v Local Government

The Centro experience twelve months later

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • August 14 2012

It has been twelve months since Justice Middleton of the Federal Court of Australia delivered his judgments on liability and penalties in ASIC’s case against the Centro directors

The Timbercorp Securities Ltd (in liq) class action

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • December 21 2011

Listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1996, the Timbercorp Group was a leading Australian agribusiness company that managed a number of forestry and horticulture assets

Fiduciary duties of financial advisors

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
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  • November 8 2012

Although it is hard to understand how this view could have arisen, there was a view amongst some members of the financial planning industry that financial planners did not owe fiduciary duties to their clients

Joint venture security: PPS transitional period ends

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
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  • February 21 2014

On 31 January 2014 the transitional period under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) came to an end. Most would be aware the Personal

ASIC releases findings on financial reports

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
  • -
  • February 21 2014

In late December 2013 ASIC released findings on its review of financial reports of listed entities (and other public interest entities) for the

Matters to consider when raising capital

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • February 11 2011

The central premise in the Corporations Act regarding capital raising is that an offer of securities needs disclosure to investors unless otherwise exempted

ASIC’s Regulatory Guide 247: effective disclosure in an operating and financial review

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
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  • September 20 2013

On 27 March this year, ASIC released Regulatory Guide 247 which aims to guide and assist listed entities, their directors and preparers of Operating

Licensing requirement net tangible assets deferred tax assets included

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
  • -
  • October 5 2010

In a recent case, the AAT overruled a decision of ASIC cancelling the Australian financial services licence (AFSL) of a responsible entity (RE) that was the operator of a number of property trusts

ASX consults on greater flexibility for capital raising for mid to small caps

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • May 10 2012

ASX has released a consultation paper detailing ASX’s proposals to facilitate capital raising for mid to small caps and updating the ASX admission requirements