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Federal Court accepts market-based indirect causation as basis for recovery following continuous disclosure breaches

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • Australia
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  • March 5 2015

For the first time, a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia has accepted that investors who buy shares in a listed company, in circumstances where

ASIC register of financial advisers: will it raise quality of advice and standards?

  • Allens
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  • Australia
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  • March 5 2015

The Federal Government has announced that ASIC will establish a public register of financial advisers (the Register) by 31 March 2015. The

No FMCA panic for non-directors

  • Chapman Tripp
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • March 4 2015

Non-director participants in significant capital raisings need to be alert to their risks under the Financial Markets Conduct Act (FMCA), but also to

Asia Region Funds Passport : draft rules a step towards a regional market for managed investment funds

  • Minter Ellison
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  • Australia
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  • March 3 2015

The Australian Government has released a draft of the internationally negotiated rules and operational arrangements (Draft Rules) for the Asia Region

ASIC updates hardship class order

  • Gadens Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • March 2 2015

A new ASIC class order (15130) has been made, extending an exemption which relieves a credit provider from complying with section 73 of the National

Institutional shareholder activism: new draft guidance from ASIC provides a refresher on association

  • Gilbert + Tobin
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  • Australia
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  • March 2 2015

Consistent with global trends, shareholder activism, particularly by institutional investors, has been on the rise in Australia, grabbing headlines in

ASIC call to action for insurers offering NCD schemes

  • Minter Ellison
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  • Australia
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  • February 27 2015

ASIC has released Report 424 Review of no-claims discount schemes setting out the results of its review into the operation of no-claims discount

An overview of securities class actions

  • McCullough Robertson
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  • Australia
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  • February 27 2015

Since the first class action in Australia was brought in 1991, class actions have quickly become part of the Australian legal landscape. Securities

ASIC proposes new ‘collective action’ guidance to help institutions avoid stepping over the line and into takeovers trouble

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia
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  • February 27 2015

ASIC has released Consultation Paper 228 seeking comments on its proposed updates to Regulatory Guide 128 Collective action by institutional

Focus: ASIC releases paper on collective action by institutional investors

  • Allens
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  • Australia
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  • February 26 2015

ASIC has released its consultation paper on collective shareholder actions, which calls for feedback on a draft update to Regulatory Guide 128