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Inbound investment pushes Australian M&A activity to an all-time high
  • White & Case LLP
  • Australia
  • May 24 2018

The Australian M&A market delivered its best year on record for deal volume in 2017, with 613 deals worth US$85.49 billion announced over the year, up

An Australian Perspective on D&O Insurance for Cyber Liabilities: Increased Cyber Exposure Should Cause Directors & Officers to Take Another Look at Their D&O Policies
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • April 18 2018

Scarcely a day goes by without news headlines reporting yet another data breach or cyber crime incident, which can have devastating consequences for

Chinese Parent Company GuaranteesIs Your Payment Guaranteed?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • USA, Australia
  • March 30 2018

The use of a parent company guarantee (PCG) can be a valuable tool for securing the performance obligations of a counterparty to a contract. A PCG is

Trump's Trade War: what does this mean for Australian Businesses?
  • PwC Australia
  • USA, Australia
  • March 16 2018

United States (US) President Trump recently proposed to implement a 25 per cent tariff rate on steel imports and a 10 per cent tariff rate on

ICOs are everywhere and nowhere: how do you regulate a blockchain?
  • Corrs Chambers Westgarth
  • USA, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong
  • November 6 2017

It almost sounds like a fiendish puzzle set by The Riddler: what’s everywhere yet nowhere and can be created by anyone but knows no boundaries? It

Cryptocurrencies and ICOs - the new legal challenges
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • USA, Australia
  • October 10 2017

2017 has seen cryptocurrencies continue to grow in popularity throughout Australia and the world. The rapid increase in value of Bitcoin and Ether

SEC Issues Landmark Report on Blockchain Fundraising
  • Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
  • USA, Australia, Canada
  • July 28 2017

This week the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published an investigative report1 confirming what many in the blockchain industry had

Fintech Update: June 2017
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • USA, Australia
  • June 7 2017

Following the fintech focus in the Federal Budget released in early May 2017 (see our update here), regulators have provided guidance on a range of

Proposed changes to PPS lease definition
  • McCullough Robertson
  • Australia
  • March 15 2017

On 1 March 2017 the Federal Government introduced the Personal Property Securities Amendment (PPS Leases) Bill 2017 into parliament, which, if passed

Competitionantitrust law
  • Dentons
  • USA, Australia, United Kingdom, OECD, Canada, China, European Union, Germany
  • February 9 2017

In the wake of the 2016 elections, we now await the decision as to who will be the "antitrust guard" at the top of the US Department