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ASX transitions to T2 settlement - are you ready?
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • February 4 2016

The settlement cycle for trades on the ASX is set to be shortened from T3 (trade date plus 3 business days) to T2 (trade date plus 2 business days

ASIC issues reminder for businesses to check for unfair contract terms
  • Clayton Utz
  • Australia
  • February 3 2016

The release this week of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's (ASIC's) Media Release 16-018MR and Information Sheet 221 provides a

Investment & Funding Initiatives
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Australia
  • January 12 2016

The government has recently introduced the Corporations Amendment (Crowd Sourced Funding) Bill 2015. The Bill sets out a new disclosure regime for

To trade or not to trade - steep penalties for trading on inside information
  • Brown Wright Stein Lawyers
  • Australia
  • January 11 2016

Last month the Federal Court ordered that Mr John Gay, former Gunns Ltd Chairman, pay a pecuniary penalty of $500,000 in relation to insider trading

RK Business Insights February 2016
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • January 1 2016

Russell Kennedy were involved in many significant mergers and acquisitions transactions in 2015. The transactions covered many sectors including

Backdoor listings: time may be running out
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 24 2015

Undertaking backdoor listings is becoming time critical as a result of ASX’s new policy of automatically removing suspended listed entities (or

APRA’s RSE governance reforms on hold - for now
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • Australia
  • December 22 2015

In a letter to all RSE licensees, APRA has confirmed its proposed amendments to SPS 510 Governance and other prudential standards (on which we have

Tips and trends for companies considering an IPO
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • December 18 2015

2015 has been a good year for IPOs in Australia, with a number of sizeable listings, including the recent $2.3 billion listing of Link Group. It has

Going to Market - consumer law update
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • December 11 2015

The risks for organisations from breaching consumer law are high with increased penalties, new fair trading and consumer credit regimes and more

Multinational tax avoidance laws to commence soon with increased disclosure obligations
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • December 10 2015

Earlier this month the Tax Laws Amendment (Combating Multinational Tax Avoidance) Bill 2015 (Bill) was passed with the support of the Greens. The