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Clayton Utz | Australia | 9 Aug 2013

APRA's latest Basel III guidance sets out its approach to secured committed liquidity facilities

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has released further guidance on how it will treat authorised deposit-taking institutions'


Clayton Utz | Australia | 9 May 2013

APRA sets a high water mark for implementing Basel III liquidity reforms

On 6 May 2013 the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) released a second consultation package outlining updates to its proposals to


Clayton Utz | Australia | 13 Jun 2012

Basel III implementation in Australia: refining regulatory capital criteria and reporting standards

On Friday 8 June 2012, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority released a letter to Australian Deposit-Taking Institutions proposing two amendments to the current draft of APS 111.


Clayton Utz | Australia | 4 Apr 2012

Implementing Basel III in Australia - APRA holds the line

On Friday 30 March 2012, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) released for public consultation a set of 5 draft prudential standards to give effect to the Basel III capital reforms in Australia.


Clayton Utz | Australia | 1 Feb 2012

PPS-driven exemption from S.A. stamp duty for securitisations announced

Securitisation transactions have historically been structured in a manner so as not to attract ad valorem stamp duty in any Australian State or Territory.


Clayton Utz | Australia | 15 Dec 2011

Disclosure and liability requirements for retail corporate bonds could be streamlined

Disclosure and liability requirements under the Corporations Act for the Australian retail corporate bond market could be streamlined, if proposals in a new discussion paper are adopted.


Clayton Utz | Australia | 25 Oct 2011

APRA permits issuance of covered bonds by ADIs

On 20 October 2011, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) announced, in a letter to all Authorised Deposit-taking Institutions (ADIs), that Prudential Standard APS 120 Securitisation had been amended to remove the prohibition on the issuance of covered bonds by ADIs.


Clayton Utz | Australia | 19 Sep 2011

Final version of Government's Covered Bonds Bill has some changes

The Australian Government's promise to allow covered bonds in Australia is one step closer to fulfilment with the introduction into Parliament of the Banking Amendment (Covered Bonds) Bill 2011.


Clayton Utz | Australia | 6 Sep 2011

APRA adopts accelerated Basel III timetable for Australia

Today the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) released a discussion paper outlining its proposed implementation of the Basel III capital reforms (as set out in Basel Committee's December 2010 paper Basel III: A global regulatory framework for more resilient banks and banking systems).


Clayton Utz | United Kingdom | 16 Aug 2011

Supreme Court rules in favour of flip clauses

The Supreme Court decision lays to rest some of the uncertainty surrounding the effectiveness under English law of flip clauses used in structured finance and securitisation transactions since the original case was heard in the UK courts in 2009.

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