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Is context really everything? Recent cases on context as a tool to interpret statutes
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • June 8 2017

Context can play an important role when interpreting a Commonwealth Act, but there are limits, as demonstrated by three recent Federal Court cases


Major changes on the way for Australian banking and financial services sector in the Federal Budget
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • May 10 2017

Apart from the well-publicised levy on liabilities, the Government announced a broad package of measures described as "A more accountable and


Cyber Health Check Report - the view from the top
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • April 27 2017

Last week saw the ASX publish its first Cyber Health Check Report. The report provides a valuable insight into the cyber-security attitudes and


Stapled groups targeted by ATO's first Taxpayer Alert for 2017
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 2 2017

The ATO has kicked off 2017 with a taxpayer alert which states that it will be targeting certain stapled groups. Taxpayer Alert TA 20171 is expected


Legal professional privilege and deregistered companies: who holds the right to claim?
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • January 25 2017

Claims for legal professional privilege commonly arise while an entity is active, but what happens when the entity becomes deregistered? This article


Licensed to Blog - internet discussion sites and Australian Financial Services Licences
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 24 2016

ASIC monitors the activities of IDSs closely and is empowered to take enforcement action against Australian IDSs who do not comply with their


Passporting AFSL relief to extend to Luxembourg fund managers
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia, Luxembourg
  • November 24 2016

On 22 November 2016, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) extended its relief for foreign financial service providers (FFSPs


The ACCC releases a report on "unfair" terms in business-to-business contracts and says get ready for enforcement
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • November 24 2016

The days of 10 and 12 November 2016 were significant for any business that deals with "small businesses". And that will be almost every business


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


Managed Discretionary Accounts: ASIC's "interim" response after lengthy consultation process
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • October 27 2016

MDA operators (and advisers) should start thinking about their plan for transitioning; in particular, licensees should start reviewing their FSGs