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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


Fiduciary duties of financial advisors
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • November 8 2012

Although it is hard to understand how this view could have arisen, there was a view amongst some members of the financial planning industry that financial planners did not owe fiduciary duties to their clients


ASX recognises social media impact on corporate disclosure obligations
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia, USA
  • July 3 2013

Directors and senior executives of companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) are now required to pay closer attention to what is


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


ASX rewrites continuous disclosure guide to warn against premature tweets
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • December 6 2013

ASX Listing Rules Guidance Note 8 has been reissued to take account of the growing presence of social media and the complexity that social media


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


Dividend washing
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 24 2013

It was possible for an investor to obtain a franking credit twice by selling shares that had been held for the statutory 45 days ex-dividend and then


Corporate disclosure and directors’ and officers’ duties
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 7 2011

The Full Federal Court and the New South Wales Court of Appeal have recently handed down judgements in appeals in the 'Fortescue Metals' and 'James Hardie' proceedings brought by the ASIC in relation to misleading company announcements to the ASX


When does the provision of information or scaled advice become personal advice?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 22 2013

Understanding whether or not personal financial product advice is being given will become even more important under the new FOFA rules that come into


Fee disclosure statements new ASIC regulatory guide RG 245
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 22 2013

Under new rules which will come in to operation from 1 July 2013, Australian Financial Services (AFS) licensees and representatives of AFS licensees