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‘Unfair Contracts’ - How will the new law affect your Business?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • October 27 2016

The Australian Consumer Law contained within the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (ACL) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act


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


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


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


New regulatory guide on scheme constitutions
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • June 26 2013

Section 601EB of the Corporations Act, 2001 requires that ASIC must register a scheme within 14 days of lodgement unless it appears to ASIC that


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


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


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


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


Changes to the Corporations Act pending
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 10 2012

Over the past few months a number of proposed and possible amendments to the Corporations Act have been outlined by the Federal Government around Phoenix companies, the test for payment of dividends and executive remuneration