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Civil liability of credit rating agencies in Australia
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia, European Union
  • October 31 2014

In the last edition of the Banking and finance disputes review, we described the new civil liability regime for credit rating agencies (CRAs) in the


Case note: Dennis v Chambers Investment Planners Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) (No 3) 2014 FCA 648
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Australia
  • July 31 2014

This case provides a useful analysis of the duty owed by financial planners to exercise reasonable care and skill in providing financial advice to


ASIC’s update on collective action by investors: a playbook for shareholder activism
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • March 10 2015

Last month, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Australia’s principal securities regulator, released a consultation paper


The Final Report of the Murray Inquiry: ‘it ain’t broke, it just needs a good tune-up’
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • December 9 2014

On Sunday 7 December 2014 the Federal Treasurer, Mr Joe Hockey, released the Final Report of the Financial System Inquiry (or ‘Murray Inquiry’ after


ASIC enforcement actions Q4 2014: is an increase in penalties on the cards?
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Australia
  • February 19 2015

ASIC has recently released its quarterly enforcement report detailing enforcement outcomes between 1 July 2014 and 31 December 2014. The report


Asia Pacific - focus on insurance
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Asia-Pacific, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore
  • August 10 2015

While the focus of Treasury has been on the 2015 Federal Budget and the imminent Tax White Paper, the wait continues for the Government’s response to


Proposed changes to the Future of Financial Advice reforms
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • February 28 2014

The new Abbott government has recently set the direction for its pre-election commitment to scale back the former Labor government’s Future of


Enforceable undertakings ASIC to make experts’ findings available to the public
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Australia
  • March 12 2015

On 19 February 2015, we reported on ASIC enforcement actions in the second half of 2014. ASIC has since updated its regulatory guidance on


Supreme Court of Victoria delivers a double blow to MCI and entrepreneurial class actions
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Australia
  • August 25 2014

Melbourne City Investments Pty Ltd (MCI) is an investment company managed and controlled by Melbourne based solicitor Mark Elliott. MCI was


Foreign investment in Australia
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Australia
  • January 29 2014

Australia was settled as an English colony in 1788, relying on the now discredited legal fiction of terra nullius ‘a land of no one’ to displace the indigenous inhabitants