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Significant Australian foreign investment reforms commencing 1 January 2021

Australia - December 11 2020 Very significant reforms to Australia's foreign investment review framework will commence on 1 January 2021. At the same time, the temporary COVID-19…

ASIC continues with its enforcement agenda but is conscious of COVID-19's impact on the Australian financial system

Australia - October 1 2020 ASIC has released its most recent Enforcement Update (Report 666) which outlines the enforcement activities it has undertaken between January and…

Jonathan Algar, Katie Wood, Matthew Daley, Narelle Smythe, Nicholas Mavrakis, Ross McInnes, Scott Grahame.

Webinar: Australian FIRB Reform Fundamentals

Australia - August 25 2020 On 31 July 2020, the Federal Government released exposure draft legislation for a number of its proposed major reforms to Australia's foreign…

Andrew Hay, Kylie de Oliveira, Rory Moriarty, Samy Mansour.

Significant Australian foreign investment reforms announced

Australia - June 11 2020 There are a significant number of reforms proposed, including a new set of stricter controls designed to protect "national security", and loosening…

Alfonso del Rio, Alison Kennedy, Andrew Norman, Andrew Steele, Andrew Walker, Brendan Groves, Carrie Rogers, Danielle Mildren, David Landy, Hiroyuki Kano, Julie Levis, Mark Mackay, Mark Paganin, Matt Anderson, Michael Richardson, Nikki Robinson, Rory Moriarty, Simon Taskunas, Stuart MacGregor.

COVID-19 temporary changes to continuous disclosure provisions for listed entities

Australia - May 27 2020 The Treasurer announced on 25 May 2020 the Federal Government will temporarily amend the continuous disclosure provisions of the Corporations Act…

Andrew Hay, Andrew Walker, Brendan Groves, Jonathan Algar, Liz Humphry, Mark Paganin, Rod Halstead, Rory Moriarty, Stephanie Daveson, Stuart Byrne.