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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


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


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


Shares: an instrument of crime?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 4 2014

Eleven years ago money laundering offences in the Commonwealth Criminal Code were expanded to include dealing with money or property with an


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


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


ASX seeks comments on rule changes for SME, Mid-Cap and Micro-Cap companies
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • April 19 2011

ASX is conducting a review aimed at better meeting the needs of issuers and investors for Australian SME, Mid-Cap and Micro-Cap companies outside the S&PASX200


ASIC v Fortescue Metals Group Ltd: a timely warning about corporate disclosure and misleading conduct
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • March 17 2011

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) appealed because the case raised important issues concerning:A listed entity's obligations to disclose information under the continuous disclosure provisions of the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) Listing Rules and the Corporations Act, 2001 (Cth) (Act


Updated guidance on continuous disclosure
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 29 2015

The ASX has released its updated Guidance Note on Continuous Disclosure, Guidance Note 8, which includes expanded guidance on listed entities'