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ASIC increasing focus on shareholder activism in Australia
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • April 17 2015

ASIC’s recent publication of Consultation Paper 228 and proposedRegulatory Guide 128 (RG 128) appears to be an acknowledgment of the growing trend in

Release of the third edition of the ASX Corporate Governance Council Principles and Recommendations
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia
  • March 31 2015

After an extensive consultation process, the third edition of the ASX Corporate Governance Council Principles and Recommendations (Principles and

Removal of the 100 member rule and changes to remuneration report requirements
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia
  • March 31 2015

Following its exposure draft in April 2014, the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Act 2015 commenced on 19 March

ASX Listing Rules amendments, including introduction of governance checklist
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia
  • March 31 2015

In conjunction with the release of the third edition ASX Corporate Governance Council Principles and Recommendations, various governance-related

Collective action back in focus
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • March 19 2015

The global wave of shareholder activism has prompted ASIC to revise its guidance on investor engagement. The new proposed guidance, although

ASIC’s update on collective action by investors: a playbook for shareholder activism
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • March 10 2015

Last month, Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Australia’s principal securities regulator, released a consultation paper

Shareholder suit for non-disclosure to the market fails on all counts
  • Cordato Partners
  • Australia
  • March 9 2015

The Federal Court of Australia has dismissed the shareholder suit against Babcock & Brown Limited (In Liquidation) ("BBL") and its liquidator for

General counsel update - march 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 5 2015

Protecting your investments: further public consultation to be launched on Investment Protection in the USEU Free Trade Agreement

Australia's financial systems under the spotlight
  • Bird & Bird
  • Australia
  • March 4 2015

In December 2014 the final report of the inquiry into Australia’s financial systems, commissioned by the Government in 2013, was released. The report

Listed companies should now update their share trading policy
  • Carter Newell
  • Australia
  • February 28 2015

On 30 January 2015, ASX Limited released a revised Guidance Note (GN27) on Trading Policies in response to some published criticism of