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Will I need an AFS licence to deal in regulated emissions units? Updated draft legislation and new ASIC regulatory guide released

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • March 21 2012

It was proposed that “Australian carbon credit units” and “eligible international emissions units” be deemed as “financial products” under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act

The James Hardie decisions

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
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  • Australia
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  • June 8 2012

The full bench of the High Court of Australia yesterday overturned the NSW Court of Appeal Decisions in Morley v Australian Securities and Investments Commission (No 2) and Shafron v Australian Securities and Investments Commission (No2) holding that seven non-executive directors and the company secretarygeneral counsel of James Hardie Industries Ltd (JHIL) breached their duties as directors or officers of the company in relation to the release of a misleading announcement to the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX

Landmark case finds financial institution, reseller and ratings agency liable

  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
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  • Australia
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  • November 12 2012

IntroductionNorton Rose have acted in the matter where the Federal Court of Australia has handed down a landmark judgment on 5 November 2012 that will have significant implications for financial institutions and those involved with selling, arranging or rating complex financial products

Australia in the Asian century

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Asia-Pacific, Australia
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  • December 18 2012

The Australian Government recently released the “Australia in the Asian Century White Paper” (White Paper

Issuing a mining announcement? Why you need to understand the new ASX Listing Rules today

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • September 11 2013

If you are a mining company in the early stages of project evaluation, and planning to release an announcement relating to scoping studies

Insurance update - June 2014

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • May 31 2014

On 8 April 2014, the Australian Government’s Productivity Commission released its draft report concerning Access to Justice Arrangements in Australia

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

Foreign accumulation fund rules more revealed

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • March 9 2011

In February 2011 the Assistant Treasurer released a further exposure draft of the foreign accumulation fund (FAF) rules

The Australian View - managed funds and asset management developments

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • March 17 2011

The Australian View looks at some of the key regulatory issues and developments in the Australian managed funds and asset management industry

Reforms to director and executive remuneration

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • March 28 2011

On 23 February 2011, the Government tabled the Corporations Amendment (Improving Accountability on Director and Executive Remuneration) Bill 2011 (Bill