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Australian retail corporate bonds simpler, or will the devil be in the detail?

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
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  • Australia
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  • January 31 2013

Long foreshadowed, on 11 January 2013, an exposure draft of the Corporations Amendment (Simple Corporate Bonds and Other Measures) Bill 2013 (Bill

Amendment to Exemption Regulation AFS for investment firms from Australia, Switzerland and the US

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia, Netherlands, Switzerland, USA
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  • April 27 2009

The Exemption Regulation to the Act on Financial Supervision (Vrijstellingsregeling Wft) has been amended to include an exemption to the licence obligation for investment firms providing investment services or investment activities (trading on own account

ASIC seeks feedback on financial and training requirements for margin lending facilities

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • July 14 2009

Following the introduction of the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Financial Services Modernisation) Bill 2009 (Bill) into Parliament on 25 June 2009, ASIC yesterday released two policy proposals, Consultation Paper 108 Margin lending: training of financial advisers and Consultation Paper 109 Margin lending: Financial requirements, which outline how ASIC proposes to: apply training requirements to financial product advisers who advise on margin lending facilities, and apply the financial resource requirements to Australian financial services (AFS) licensees who provide financial services in relation to margin lending facility products

ASIC policy update using your website to comply with the continuous disclosure obligations

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • July 2 2009

Under the Corporations Act, unlisted disclosing entities (including many managed funds) are required to comply with their continuous disclosure obligations by lodging notices with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC

The James Hardie decision

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • August 31 2009

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) commenced civil proceedings in the Supreme Court of NSW against James Hardie Industries Limited (JHIL), James Hardie Industries NV (JHINV), seven former non-executive directors and three former executives of JHIL for breaches of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Act) in relation to the preparation and approval of public statements

Proposed exemption from market licence requirements for professional financial market operators

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • September 24 2009

On 7 September 2009, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) released a consultation paper outlining when ASIC will provide an exemption from the Australian financial market licence (Market Licence) requirements for financial markets accessed by Australian residents

Impact on authorised collective investment schemes of the SFC's consultation paper on proposals to enhance protection for investing public

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • September 30 2009

On Friday 25 September 2009, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) issued an important consultation paper covering: (i) the authorisation of different types of investment products, (ii) the sales process for these products, and (iii) after-sales arrangements

New diversity requirements for listed companies

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • December 15 2009

The ASX Corporate Governance Council proposes new recommendations under its Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations requiring a listed company on an "if not, why not" basis to: establish a diversity policy that includes measurable objectives relating to gender as set by the board of the company and disclose it to the market in full or in summary, disclose in its annual report its achievement against the gender objectives set by the board, and disclose in its annual report the proportion of women employees in the whole organisation, in senior management and on the board

What's new for listed companies

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • December 15 2009

The ASX has recently issued a Consultation Paper proposing to make amendments to the ASX Listing Rules primarily aimed at complementing existing insider trading laws by helping minimise the potential for insider trading and address the perceived risks of insider trading

Handling confidential information

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • December 24 2009

On 21 December 2009, ASIC released its consultation paper on proposed best practice guidelines for the handling of confidential information in corporate transactions