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General counsel update September 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
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  • September 29 2014

The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) Court's new rules come into force on 1 October 2014 and are to apply to any arbitration

A summary of major developments in key areas - general counsel update - July 2014

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
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  • July 15 2014

Legislation, in the form of a Regulation and Directive, has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union which will substantially

General Counsel Update - November 2013 - A summary of major developments in key areas

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, Indonesia, United Kingdom
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  • November 29 2013

A round up of key legal and regulatory developments

General Counsel Update - June 2013 - A summary of major developments in key areas

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Australia, European Union, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA
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  • June 21 2013

The Companies Act 2006 (Strategic Report and Directors' Report) Regulations 2013 (Regulations) to amend the structure of UK annual reports have

Restricting the use of “financial planner” and “financial adviser” and intra-fund super account consolidation

  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
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  • Australia
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  • March 25 2013

On 20 March 2013, key pieces of legislation amending financial services law were introduced into Parliament. Amendments to the Corporations Act 2001

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

Regulatory: future of financial advice reforms

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • March 13 2012

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

ASIC fails to build case against Fortescue CEO

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Australia
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  • July 29 2010

The corporate regulator's recent track record in relation to the prosecution of directors continued on 23 December 2009 when Justice Gilmour of the Federal Court handed down judgment in Australian Securities & Investments Commission v Fortescue Metals Group Ltd

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