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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

Licensing exemption for FinTech businesses
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • December 20 2016

On 15 December 2016, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) released Regulatory Guide 257 Testing fintech products and services

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

Government response to the Financial System Inquiry continues: “Design and Distribution Obligations and Product Intervention Power Proposals Paper” released
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • December 15 2016

On 13 December 2016 the government published its much-anticipated paper in response to the Financial System Inquiry (FSI) recommendations for the

Directions in Equity Capital Markets
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • November 30 2016

Australia's IPO market remained reasonably robust in FY16, particularly considering the volatility in Australian and global nancial markets,increasing

General Counsel Update - November 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • November 24 2016

The outcome of the June 2016 Brexit referendum raised many significant questions of concern to business. We began our Brexit analysis 18 months before

OSC focuses on fintech as it enters into cooperation agreement with ASIC and announces other fintech-focused initiatives
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Australia, Canada
  • November 14 2016

The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) recently entered into a cooperation agreement with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC

Tax in the Age of Blockchain
  • Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills Pty Ltd
  • Australia
  • November 11 2016

Blockchain is the biggest invention of the 21st century and it will radically change everything you currently know and do and the way you do it. Or

Are you ready for your close up? ASIC continues to target lenders on responsible lending non-compliance
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • November 10 2016

ASIC has continued its focus on compliance with responsible lending laws with two significant enforcement outcomes in the last 3 months. On 4