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The return of equity crowdfunding: A small step in the right direction
  • HopgoodGanim
  • Australia
  • December 9 2016

On 24 November 2016, the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2016 (CSF Bill) was introduced into Parliament. The CSF Bill seeks to


Directions in Public Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia
  • November 30 2016

FY16 was another active year for public M&A activity in Australia. Our analysis focuses on public M&A transactions valued at $100m, of which there


"Business to business" unfair contract term protections become law
  • Jackson McDonald
  • Australia
  • November 24 2016

Since 2010, a term of a "standard form contract" with a "consumer" (a consumer contract) could be declared void if it was found to be "unfair". The


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


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


Unfair contract protections now extended to small businesses
  • Gadens
  • Australia
  • November 15 2016

Changes to the legislative framework on unfair contracts came into effect on 12 November 2016, which extend the law on unfair contracts to small


Directors Duties Update - ASIC track record in civil penalty proceedings continues to be impressive
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • November 8 2016

ASIC's track record in enforcing director's duties using civil penalty procedures continues to be impressive. We take this opportunity to update on


Guidance for Chairs of Responsible Entities - Clarity at last
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • November 8 2016

A recent case has clarified the obligation of a Chair at a registered managed investment scheme meeting to exclude members from voting on a


Straining at the floodgates - international developments in climate risk disclosure and litigation
  • Minter Ellison
  • Australia, European Union, USA
  • November 7 2016

In recent months, international regulators have continued their application of 'general' securities laws to the disclosure of climate-related risks


When can property be taken free of a security interest in the “ordinary course of business” for PPSA purposes?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • October 27 2016

In the tangled web of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) one issue which has only recently been considered in a decided case is