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Is shareholder activism hurting bondholders?
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Canada
  • March 17 2014

A recently released research report by Moody's Investors Service examines the credit impacts of activist shareholder activity, arguing that


CMHC publishes Canadian Covered Bond Guide
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • December 19 2012

On December 17, 2012, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) published the Canadian Registered Covered Bond Programs Guide (the Guide), which sets out the expectations of CMHC in respect of its administration of a framework for the issuance of covered bonds by Canadian financial institutions


The principal’s right of recourse to performance security
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • December 9 2010

The well-known Ivy complex in Sydney has recently caught the attention of those in the construction industry in the context of a Contractor's attempt to restrain a Principal from converting an unconditional insurance bond


The Small Business Fair Dismissal Code and summary dismissal
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • December 7 2010

Small Business Employers will have an easier job of complying with the Fair Dismissal Code in summarily dismissing employees following a recent unfair dismissal judgment by Fair Work Australia (FWA) in Banana Tree Café 2010 FWA 7891


Update on the proposed amendments to the tax treatment of employee stock options
  • Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Canada
  • October 28 2010

On September 28, 2010, the Minister of Finance released draft legislative proposals that would, if enacted, implement amendments to the Income Tax Act (Canada) (the "Act") announced in the March 4, 2010 Federal budget, including the proposed changes to the tax treatment of employee stock options


ASIC proposes increased financial requirements for responsible entities
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • October 26 2010

Following the global financial crisis and a number of high profile collapses of managed investment scheme operators, ASIC recently released Consultation Paper 140: Financial Requirements which proposed a number of amendments to the financial requirements applicable to responsible entities - the operators of registered managed investment schemes


Amendments to the Corporations Act regarding the payment of company dividends
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • August 5 2010

The rules concerning payment of dividends have changed


Cashing bank guarantees: not always an easy process
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • July 21 2010

A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Queensland makes it clear that cashing an unconditional bank guarantee is not always straight forward, depending on the wording of the construction contract which refers to bank guarantees or other security


Full and final settlement: not always full and not always final
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • July 21 2010

In March this year the Supreme Court of NSW endorsed the refusal of Consolidated Minerals Limited (CML) to pay fees to JP Morgan and as a result JP Morgan earned fees of approximately $30 million less than was claimed


Amendments to the Corporations Act regarding the payment of company dividends
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Australia
  • July 12 2010

The Corporations Amendment (Corporations Reporting Reform) Act received Royal Assent on 28 June 2010 and amends provisions within the Corporations Act (Act) dealing with the payment of dividends