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  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • August 4 2016


Are You Prepared for Disruption? New regulations, new challenges and opportunities Expect Focus - Vol. II, July 2016
  • Carlton Fields
  • Australia, USA
  • July 31 2016

On June 3, the Federal Reserve Board (the “Fed”) released an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) and began soliciting comments for the

Compliance cheque: Optus to refund $2.4m to mobile insurance customers
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • July 15 2016

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) recently announced that Optus Insurance Services Pty Ltd (Optus) will refund approximately

ASIC says ‘no’ to Optus’ handset insurance compliance
  • McCabes
  • Australia
  • July 12 2016

Optus self-reported financial services law breaches to ASIC relating to its failure to provide a Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and a Financial

Brexit - Implications for Australian businesses
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia, European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 28 2016

On 23 June 2016, a referendum was passed in the UK for the UK to "Brexit" or exit from the European Union (EU). This will have significant

10 things you need to know about robo-advice and the digital evolution of financial advice
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • June 27 2016

Automated, algorithm-based financial advice given through an online tool, with or without the use of human financial planners. Robo-advice tools are

Going to Market - consumer law update - June 2016
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • June 14 2016

The risks for organisations from breaching consumer law are high with increased penalties, new fair trading and consumer credit regimes and more

ASIC brandishes FOFA ‘best interest duty’ against NSG
  • McCabes
  • Australia
  • June 9 2016

ASIC has launched its first test case of the new best interest duty for financial advisers introduced as part of the 2012 FOFA reforms. In the claim

The Financial Report - 9 June 2016 - News from Asia and the Pacific
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia, Hong Kong, Japan
  • June 9 2016

The FSA has established a “Payments Council on Financial Innovation,” which aims to deliver payment system reform and payment service innovation

International review - May 2016
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Australia, Canada, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • May 31 2016

Since our last update, there have been significant developments in the FI and D&O landscape. November saw the first ever UK deferred prosecution