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E-signing by companies under the Corporations Act here to stay

Australia - February 23 2022 The Corporations Amendment (Meetings and Documents) Bill 2021 (Cth) has received Royal Assent and has now commenced. It creates a permanent statutory…

Dale Rayner

GBP/USD LIBOR transition in Australian loan documents

Australia, United Kingdom - September 24 2021 In early 2021, the requirement to transition all GBP LIBOR loans to risk-free rates ("RFRs") by 31 December 2021 seemed an almost impossible prospect…

Dan Flanagan, Yuen-Yee Cho, Dale Rayner, Will Stawell

Signing contracts electronically just got easier for companies (again)

Australia - August 11 2021 The Federal Government has just passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021 ("the Bill") to facilitate the electronic execution…

Evie Bruce, Dale Rayner

Back to the future: Signing contracts electronically may get harder for companies

Australia - March 19 2021 Temporary measures introduced by the Federal Government to allow company officers to sign documents electronically under s127 of the Corporations Act…

Dale Rayner

LIBOR cessation: demystifying the switch to risk-free rates

Australia, European Union, United Kingdom - March 9 2021 It's official. On 5 March 2021 the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that all LIBOR settings will either cease to be published by any…

Jessie Chong, Richard Mazzochi, Alix Prentice, Dale Rayner, Jenny Zhao