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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


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


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


Amendments to ASX Guidance Note 27 - trading policies
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 26 2015

On 30 January 2015 the ASX released an amended version of ASX Listing Rule Guidance Note 27 - Trading Policies which provides updated guidance to


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


Risky business prevails in first case on enhanced disclosure securities
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • February 7 2012

Group proceedings were commenced on behalf of investors in the Timbercorp Group, a leading agribusiness company that had been placed into voluntary administration


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


ASX consults on greater flexibility for capital raising for mid to small caps
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia
  • May 10 2012

ASX has released a consultation paper detailing ASX’s proposals to facilitate capital raising for mid to small caps and updating the ASX admission requirements


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