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Australian Federal Government seeks to permanently ease continuous disclosure rules

Australia - February 19 2021 On 17 February 2021, the Australian Federal Government proposed new laws which, if enacted, will make permanent the temporary relief from liability…

Brock Gunthorpe, Quentin Digby.

Class Action Inquiry makes 31 recommendations for reform in Australia

USA - December 23 2020 On 21 December 2020, the Parliamentary Inquiry into Litigation Funding and the Regulation of the Class Action Industry released its report. An…

Closing the class: Uncertainties and challenges for class action settlements

Australia - November 25 2020 Earlier this year, two decisions of the New South Wales Court of Appeal have challenged the appropriateness of what had been a standard class action…

Aoife Xuereb.

Funded class actions under the spotlight: Australian Federal Government introduces new regulations

Australia - July 30 2020 On 24 July 2020, the Australian Federal Government introduced new regulations, removing the ‘managed investment scheme’ (MIS) and other financial…

Fiona Smedley, Jason Betts, Oliver Cook, Ruth Overington, Yorick Ng.

Australian Federal Government eases continuous disclosure rules

Australia - May 26 2020 Yesterday, the Australian Federal Government modified the continuous disclosure provisions of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act) in…

Jason Betts, Mark Smyth.