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A warning to directors and their legal representatives

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • 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

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

How to get a ‘sneak peek’

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • August 12 2009

There is no doubt that litigation can be costly and time consuming for participants and the outcome can be difficult to predict in advance

James Hardie directors appeal penalty: the lessons keep on coming

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 19 2013

In what is likely to be the last decision in the long saga of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission litigation against the board and

Holding ratings agencies to account: court issues landmark decision

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • April 16 2013

The Federal Court of Australia recently handed down a landmark decision in which ratings agency Standard & Poor's was held accountable for the

Back to the future: FOFA Financial Advice proposals defeated

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • December 18 2014

With the blocking in the Senate of the Government's proposed amendments to the Future of Financial Advice legislation by the Opposition together with

Backdoor listings -tips for a smooth transaction

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • September 24 2014

Following an increase in the recent number of backdoor listings on the ASX, ASIC has raised several concerns in relation to these transactions. These

Financial product risk disclosure including for wholesale clients

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • February 22 2013

Some important principles concerning risk disclosure arise out of the recent decisions in the Federal Court of Wingecarribee Shire Council v Lehman

Proposed new rules for employee share schemes (ESS)

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • August 18 2009

On 14 August 2009, the Government issued draft legislation and associated materials on the ESS previously announced in the 2009 Budget

Directors and their adviser found liable in relation to phoenix activity

  • Piper Alderman
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • 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"