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Corporate Crime Update - January 2016 - Australia
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • January 29 2016

On 28 December 2015 the Commissioner Dyson Heydon delivered his final report for the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption to

Life Insurance Update: Fraudulent Non-Disclosure
  • William Roberts Lawyers
  • Australia
  • January 18 2016

In March 2010, the plaintiff's de facto partner (the deceased) applied for life insurance with the insurer defendant. During the application process

Corruption contagion - tip of the iceberg
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • United Kingdom, USA, Australia, China
  • January 13 2016

Much has been written in recent years about the scope and costs of regulatory investigations and the powers of regulators. A company implicated in

Director prosecution and conviction in New South Wales
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • Australia
  • January 11 2016

The NSW work health and safety regulator has brought a successful prosecution against a company director resulting in a criminal conviction and fines

To trade or not to trade - steep penalties for trading on inside information
  • Brown Wright Stein Lawyers
  • Australia
  • January 11 2016

Last month the Federal Court ordered that Mr John Gay, former Gunns Ltd Chairman, pay a pecuniary penalty of $500,000 in relation to insider trading

Do you know your customer? An Australian online wagering operator’s guide to the requirements under Australian anti-money laundering and counter terrorism laws
  • Addisons
  • Australia
  • December 23 2015

In 2006, the Federal Government introduced the Anti- Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (Cth) (the Act). The Act aims to, in

You shall not pass! High Court rejects Barbaro principle in civil penalty proceedings.
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • December 10 2015

The High Court has overturned a decision of the Federal Court of Australia and ruled that the Barbaro principle does not apply to civil penalty

Australian Full Federal Court recognises market-based causation
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Australia
  • December 2 2015

A landmark decision of the Australian Full Federal Court will allow the Applicants to plead market-based causation for claims for misstatements and

Australia - new false accounting criminal offences
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia, OECD
  • December 2 2015

For many years, the OECD, Transparency International Australia and experts have criticised Australia for failing to have in place any meaningful

Powers of Attorney Act 2014: criminal and civil consequences for attorneys
  • Kliger Partners
  • Australia
  • November 19 2015

The Powers of Attorney Act 2014 (Act) comes into effect in Victoria on 1 September 2015. The new Act aims to increase protection against the misuse