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Australia Law Year in Review 2016 and Year to Come 2017
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Australia
  • January 5 2017

From 1 January, a new MAAL (broadly based on the first limb of the United Kingdom's Diverted Profits Tax) applies to 'significant global entities' to

Fintech startup licensing exemptions released by ASIC
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 16 2016

ASIC has released regulatory relief instruments and a Regulatory Guide 257: Testing fintech products and services without holding an AFS or credit

ASIC releases world-first fintech licensing exemption
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • December 15 2016

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released class waivers which will allow eligible financial technology (fintech

Rethinking response to regulation: why insurers need to adapt and embrace a whole of business approach
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 10 2016

Insurers must do more than expect heightened scrutiny from their regulators they must actively enhance their operations and risk culture. Recent

Consultation open on proposed industry funding model for ASIC
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • November 7 2016

Earlier this year, the Government announced that it would introduce an industry funding model for the Australian Securities and Investments

Succeeding in Total and Permanent Disability claims: The devil is in the detail
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • November 4 2016

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) released a report in October in relation to its review of the Life Insurance industry and

A new era in Class Actions: The common fund approach is in
  • William Roberts Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 26 2016

In Money Max Int Pty Ltd (Trustee) -v- QBE Insurance Group Limited 2016 FCAFC 148, the Full Court of the Federal Court determined that a common

Superannuation Alert 13.10.16
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Australia
  • October 13 2016

On 30 September 2016, the Federal Treasurer and Minister for Finance jointly issued the Final Budget Outcome 2015-16 report, which sets out the

A big week for the Australian life insurance industry
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • October 12 2016

On Tuesday, 11 October, the Financial Services Council (FSC) launched the much anticipated Life Insurance Code of Practice and on Wednesday ASIC

International Regulatory Update 26 - 30 September 2016
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • October 4 2016

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a consultation paper on draft regulatory technical standards (RTS) and Implementing