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Facilitating debt raisings

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • December 10 2009

On 7 December 2009, ASIC released a consultation paper that seeks feedback on ASIC's proposal to facilitate offers of quoted corporate bonds and convertible notes

Reforms allowing funds to treat gains on capital account draft legislation released

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • January 27 2010

The question of whether a taxpayer's gains are on capital account or on revenue account has attracted much publicity in the context of Texas Pacific Group's (TPG) disposal of its investment in Myer

A not-so informative information memorandum

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • June 30 2010

A decision of the Federal Court provides some useful reminders about misrepresentations by financial brokers and reliance on statements passed on by those brokers

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
  • -
  • 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

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

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia, Netherlands, Switzerland, USA
  • -
  • 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 charges Opes Prime directors

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • July 29 2010

In early January 2010, ASIC arrested and charged three directors of Opes Prime Stockbroking Limited (OPSL) and Opes Prime Group Limited (OPGL) over their roles in the collapse of the failed stockbroking group

Major tax changes for managed investment trusts

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • May 17 2010

On 7 May 2010 the Government released the Board of Taxation's Review of the Tax Arrangements Applying to Managed Investment Trusts (MITs) and its response to that Review

Will I need an AFS licence to deal in carbon products? Exposure draft legislation released

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • December 7 2011

As readers may be aware from previous Norton Rose Australia alerts, “Australian carbon credit units” and “eligible international emissions units” (for simplicity, referred to as ‘Carbon Products’) are deemed to be “financial products” under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) pursuant to changes made by the Carbon Credits (Consequential Amendments) Act 2011 (Cth

Proposed exemption from market licence requirements for professional financial market operators

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • 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

Regulatory: future of financial advice reforms

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 13 2012

The Future of Financial Advice reforms are placed to take effect from 1 July 2012