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Unexplained Wealth Orders: thoughts on scope and effect in the UK
  • Bright Line Law
  • Australia, United Kingdom
  • January 17 2017

The proposed introduction of a free-standing procedure which compels an individual to explain the source of his wealth is a radical development in

Australia: Why Failing to Ask Questions Can Be a Breach of a Director’s Duties
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • January 5 2017

Nine years after ASIC commenced proceedings against the former AWB Limited (AWB) Chairman, Trevor Flugge, and the former AWB Group General Manager of

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

AWB “oil for wheat” scandal - the duty of directors to investigate
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • December 21 2016

The Supreme Court of Victoria has found that Trevor Flugge, the former chairman and director of AWB Limited (AWB), breached his duties as a director

Insider Trading: What can we learn from Australia's first corporate penalty?
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • December 20 2016

Earlier this year we published two articles discussing recent insider trading cases against individuals. Since then, an Australian court has, for the

Legal update on regulatory and investigations - December 2016
  • Buddle Findlay
  • Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, USA
  • December 15 2016

All in all, the headache is far from over for Tesco. In the interim, it has released the following statement: "We note the decision of the SFO to

A reminder to directors and officers that a failure to ask questions can be a breach of director's duties
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Australia
  • December 15 2016

Nine years after ASIC commenced proceedings against the former AWB Limited (AWB) Chairman, Trevor Flugge, and the former AWB Group General Manager of

December 2016 International Trade Compliance
  • Baker McKenzie
  • OECD, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, Canada, European Union, Global
  • December 12 2016

On 29 November 2016, the WTO reported that most WTO members welcomed Ecuador’s efforts to lower its import surcharge rates and reduce the number of

Knowing receipt versus money had and received: what did the High Court mean in Farah Constructions?
  • The Commercial Bar Association of Victoria
  • Australia
  • November 23 2016

Undaunted by the High Court’s decision in Farah Constructions, the New South Wales Court of Appeal has breathed life into common law claims for money

Continuous disclosure obligations - Who is continuously obliged?
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • November 11 2016

If your company breaks the law, that’s not your problem, is it? And surely if your client breaks the law, you’re in the clear? Unfortunately it is