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Back to the basics of ‘insider trading’: a lesson from Mansfield v The Queen

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • November 6 2013

Insider trading is argued to undermine the integrity of the securities market and to result in a loss in market confidence and market efficiency

Post-service obligations of advisors

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • September 9 2013

The case of Swan & Baker Pty Ltd v Marando 2013 NSWCA 233 provides a reminder than an advisor's duty of care does not always cease immediately

“Pseudo” directors and the James Hardie decisions consequences for a general counselsecretary

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • May 31 2012

On 3 May 2012, the High Court handed down its decisions in ASIC v Hellicar & Ors and ASIC v Shafron holding that seven non-executive directors and the company secretarygeneral counsel of James Hardie Industries Ltd (Company) breached their duties as directors or officers under the Corporations Act 2001 (the Act

Australian position on directors and officers’ duties and class actions

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • May 14 2012

Of even more interest to underwriters than some of the recent court decisions is the announcement that on 9 May shopping centre owner Centro and its former auditor PwC have agreed to a record $200 million settlement of a class action by shareholders

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) v Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (2011) 274 ALR 731

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • October 31 2011

Fortescue Metals has been granted special leave to appeal against a High Court decision that held Mr Andrew Forrest had engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct in relation to a proposed port, rail line and mine located in the Pilbara and Port Hedland regions

What is ‘inside information’?

  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
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  • Australia
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  • April 20 2011

Catena v Australian Securities and Investments Commission 2011 FCAFC 32, was a decision that originated from a decision made by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) which determined that Catena had contravened insider trading provisions within the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the Act