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Holding ratings agencies to account: court issues landmark decision
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 16 2013

The Federal Court of Australia recently handed down a landmark decision in which ratings agency Standard & Poor's was held accountable for the


A warning to directors and their legal representatives
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 12 2009

Drillsearch Energy Ltd (Drillsearch) commenced proceedings against two of its directors, a former director and two companies, the companies being shareholders of Drillsearch


Fast money ASX to accelerate rights issues
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 17 2013

ASX has recently released proposed amendments to the ASX Listing Rules to reduce the standard timetable for traditional rights issues and introduce


Backdoor listings -tips for a smooth transaction
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • 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


The Centro experience twelve months later
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 14 2012

It has been twelve months since Justice Middleton of the Federal Court of Australia delivered his judgments on liability and penalties in ASIC’s case against the Centro directors


ASIC’s Regulatory Guide 247: effective disclosure in an operating and financial review
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • September 20 2013

On 27 March this year, ASIC released Regulatory Guide 247 which aims to guide and assist listed entities, their directors and preparers of Operating


Continuous disclosure and Newcrest Mining
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 20 2015

ASX is reviewing Guidance Note 8 on Continuous Disclosure, prompted by confusion over "earnings surprises" and disclosure obligations. A consultation


Have you duly undertaken due diligence?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • October 31 2014

A recent decision in the High Court of New Zealand, Houghton v Saunders 2014 NZHC 2229 , may provide helpful guidance to directors of Australian


Holding ratings agencies to account - The Federal Court’s landmark decision in Bathurst Regional Council v Local Government Financial Services
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 26 2013

In November 2012, the Federal Court of Australia handed down its decision in Bathurst Regional Council & Ors v Local Government


Priority of mortgagee interests: unfair leapfrogging or legitimate jumping?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • August 7 2012

The decision of the Queensland Supreme Court in Sucrogen Australia Pty Ltd v Westpac Banking Corporation & Anor (2012) QConvR 540-776 sets out the circumstances in which lower-ranking secured creditors may obtain higher priority