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Directors' duties: Centro case on approval of financial statements
  • Bell Gully
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • July 8 2011

A recent Australian court decision about the duties of directors of listed companies when considering the company's financial statements raises some important issues for New Zealand boards

FinTech regulation in Australia - lessons for New Zealand?
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • October 4 2016

Australia is initiating a range of policy initiatives to encourage the development of the fast growing FinTech sector. We look at those elements of

General counsel found liable as an officer of a company
  • Russell McVeagh
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • July 13 2012

An eye-catching feature of the recent decisions of the High Court of Australia concerning a misleading announcement by James Hardie Industries Limited to the Australian Stock Exchange was the finding that the general counsel and company secretary, Peter Shafron, had breached his duties as an officer of James Hardie

Going to market - consumer law update
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, USA
  • November 12 2015

The risks for organisations from breaching consumer law are high with increased penalties, new fair trading and consumer credit regimes and more

Guide to going global - global equity restricted stock and restricted stock units 2015
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Vietnam, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Argentina, Australia, Austria
  • February 9 2015

As long as the offer is not advertised or publicized, the stock is not traded in Argentina, the offer is limited to employees, and the offer is

Have you duly undertaken due diligence?
  • Piper Alderman
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • October 31 2014

A recent decision in the High Court of New Zealand, Houghton v Saunders 2014 NZHC 2229 , may provide helpful guidance to directors of Australian

Keeping up with the play on continuous disclosure
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • August 25 2014

The continuous disclosure regime is a mainstay of our securities markets law so it is important that directors and management keep up with the game

Trans-Tasman mutual recognition of financial advisers announced
  • Bell Gully
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • September 12 2012

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) and New Zealand’s Financial Markets Authority (FMA) have announced mutual recognition arrangements for Australian and New Zealand financial advisers

ASX facilitates dual listings by New Zealand listed companies
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • September 9 2015

On 8 September 2015, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) amended the ASX Listing Rules to facilitate the dual listing of companies listed or

ASIC continues to facilitate dual listings by NZX-listed companies on the ASX
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia, New Zealand
  • May 26 2017

In September 2015, the ASX lowered the threshold listing requirements for entities listed on the main board of the NZX who were looking to achieve a