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Licensing requirement net tangible assets deferred tax assets included
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • October 5 2010

In a recent case, the AAT overruled a decision of ASIC cancelling the Australian financial services licence (AFSL) of a responsible entity (RE) that was the operator of a number of property trusts


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


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


ASIC spotlight on breaches of corporate disclosure
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 11 2012

On 3 May 2012 the High Court, delivered an appeal judgement upholding the original findings against, at first instance the directors of James Hardie Limited for misleading conduct


Matters to consider when raising capital
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 11 2011

The central premise in the Corporations Act regarding capital raising is that an offer of securities needs disclosure to investors unless otherwise exempted


ASX release third edition of Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 26 2014

ASX has released the third edition of Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations and the final governance-related amendments to the Listing


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


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


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


Centro and the lessons for directors
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • July 22 2011

The decision focuses on the approval of consolidated financial statements in 2007 by the directors of Centro Properties Limited (CPL), Centro Property Trust (CPT) and Centro Retail Trust (CRT), collectively referred to as “Centro”