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ASX releases guidance on performance share requirements

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • July 23 2014

ASX has recently released a new Guidance Note 19 to assist listed companies and companies seeking to list in structuring the terms of performance

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

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

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

ASX recognises social media impact on corporate disclosure obligations

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia, USA
  • -
  • July 3 2013

Directors and senior executives of companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) are now required to pay closer attention to what is

ACCC v Metcash Trading Limited ACCC appeals but the deal goes on

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • September 30 2011

On 25 August 2011 His Honour Justice Emmett delivered a judgment in favour of Interfrank Group Holdings Pty Ltd (Franklins), permitting the acquisition by Metcash Trading Limited (Metcash) of all the shares in Franklins

A warning to directors and their legal representatives

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • August 12 2009

Drillsearch Energy Ltd (Drillsearch) commenced proceedings against two of its directors, a former director and two companies, the companies being shareholders of Drillsearch

GFC and the restructure of Managed Investment Schemes

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
  • -
  • August 2 2010

The impact of the GFC has resulted in some restructuring activity of Managed Investment Scheme arrangements

Managing your risks under global anti-corruption regimes

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia, United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • September 13 2012

Pharmaceutical and medical device companies operate in a stringent regulatory environment

Directors and their adviser found liable in relation to phoenix activity

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • October 13 2009

On 8 September 2009, in an action brought by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Acting Justice Windeyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales found that Mr Timothy Donald Somerville, a solicitor, contravened the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Act) by assisting eight directors of unrelated companies to breach the Act by engaging in what ASIC regards as illegal "phoenix activity"