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Insider trading: what do you know?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • August 21 2015

Unlike the market misconduct prohibitions in the Corporations Act, the insider trading prohibition does not involve strict liability. There is a very

Out of scope: excluded material in investigative forensic accounting reports
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • August 20 2015

A recent focus of a Senate Inquiry is allegations of "front running" by an employee of IOOF (IOOF commissioned a report into the matter by PwC).The

Australian Senate to inquire into the effectiveness of Australia’s foreign anti-bribery measures
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • July 16 2015

The Australian Senate is set to hold an inquiry into the effectiveness of Australian laws designed to tackle foreign bribery. Senator Nick Xenophon

Proportionate liability: the High Court resolves the dispute
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • May 14 2015

Yesterday, in Selig v Wealthsure 2015 HCA 18, the High Court resolved the conflict between two Full Federal Court decisions concerning the

Foreign bribery update April 2015
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia, China, South Korea, USA
  • April 15 2015

This Update covers a range of important developments in Australia and overseas in the area of foreign bribery policy, investigations and regulation

Australia’s bribery and corruption regulator flexing its powers: a ‘wake-up call’ to company directors
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
  • Australia
  • February 26 2015

For the second time ever, the Australian Federal Police have laid bribery and corruption charges against directors of an Australian company. Unlike

International regulatory update - 9 - 13 February 2015
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Germany, South Korea, USA
  • February 17 2015

The EU Council's Permanent Representatives Committee (COREPER) has agreed the EU Council's negotiating stance on the proposed regulation on indices

Recovery of money paid by mistake
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • February 4 2015

Australian Financial Services and Leasing (AFSL), a finance company, was prompted by Mr Skarzynski to make payments to two suppliers of equipment

Restricting the availability of indemnities and insurance for D&Os
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • December 19 2014

A CEO charged with a criminal offence recovers some of their defence costs by claiming under the company's D&O policy. However, their ongoing legal

What happened to the Asian century?
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Asia-Pacific, Australia
  • October 29 2014

Sydney Morning Herald economics writer Matt Wade recently said that Australia will not thrive in the Asian century if it remains complacent and