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Protecting your assets: The latest victims of the PPSA
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Australia
  • February 23 2017

Two recent court decisions have highlighted the perils associated with failing to register interests on the Personal Property Security Register (PPSR

Proposed reforms to limit the requirement for certain ESS disclosure documents to be made publicly available
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia
  • February 22 2017

As part of its National Innovation and Science Agenda, the Australian Government acknowledged that current disclosure requirements can discourage

Warranty and Indemnity policies do not include SSA
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Australia
  • February 16 2017

The Federal Court of Australia has provided a rare insight into the interaction between warranty and indemnity policies and share sale agreements in a

Life Insurance Remuneration Bill passes Parliament
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia
  • February 10 2017

On 9 February 2017, the Corporations Amendment (Life Insurance Remuneration Arrangements) Bill 2016 (Cth) (Bill) finally passed both Houses without

Making an example of wrongdoing: penalty orders against ASX listed company and its director
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • February 10 2017

This week's TGIF considers a decision in which ASIC sought significant penalty orders against a listed public company and its director for misleading

Control and Management
  • ONG SIM HO Advocates & Solicitors
  • Australia
  • February 3 2017

The issue of a company's residency was examined in the Australian High Court case of Bywater Investments Ltd; Hua Wang Bank Berhad v Commissioner of

The bell tolls for equity funded special dividends
  • Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills Pty Ltd
  • Australia
  • February 1 2017

Equity funded special franked distributions are the focus of a specific tax integrity measure announced in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook

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

Unfair Contracts Regime in Australia Extends to Dealings with Small Business
  • Jones Day
  • Australia
  • January 17 2017

The unfair contract terms regime in the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission Act 2001 (Cth) (ASIC

Share sale or off-market share buy-back? Choosing the best option
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • January 11 2017

When a shareholder of a private company is looking to exit the company, their shares must be dealt with in accordance with the Company’s constitution