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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

Backdoor listings -tips for a smooth transaction

  • Piper Alderman
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  • Australia
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  • September 24 2014

Following an increase in the recent number of backdoor listings on the ASX, ASIC has raised several concerns in relation to these transactions. These

Annual general meeting season 2014

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • Australia
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  • September 11 2014

Company secretaries and directors should be aware of the key processes and timing considerations when preparing for the upcoming annual general

Disclosure obligations of financial services licensees: a refresher and some recent insights

  • King & Wood Mallesons
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  • Australia
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  • September 9 2014

As we notice an upturn in regulatory scrutiny of the financial services industry, and see a degree of focus on the adequacy of breach reporting by

Streamlining of FOFA bill referred to Senate and frozen for further consultation

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia
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  • August 29 2014

On 24 March 2014, the Government announced a freeze on the implementation of the Corporations Amendment (Streamlining of Future of Financial Advice

Shareholder protection in complex capital markets

  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
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  • Australia
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  • August 27 2014

Shareholder protection in increasingly complex capital markets proved a timely focus for the ninth Supreme Court of New South Wales Annual Corporate

Disqualification of directors - ignorance is not bliss: Gabay and Anor and Australian Securities and Investments Commission 2014 AATA 425s

  • Gilbert + Tobin
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  • Australia
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  • August 26 2014

In this case, the Administrative Appeals Tribunal upheld ASIC's 1 year disqualification period for one director (and extended the period to 18 months

ACSI reports on sustainability

  • Gilbert + Tobin
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  • Australia
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  • August 26 2014

The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors' recent report on disclosure of environmental, social and governance risks by ASX 200 companies

Preparing for your upcoming Annual General Meeting

  • HopgoodGanim
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  • Australia
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  • August 22 2014

Listed companies are required to hold their Annual General Meeting (AGM) within five months of the end of their financial year. For the majority of

AGM making sure shareholder votes count

  • Jackson McDonald
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  • Australia
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  • August 13 2014

The AGM is the traditional forum for retail shareholders to meet with directors and management, to ask questions and to raise issues. Nowadays it is