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“Lifting the fear and suppressing the greed”: The upwards criminal enforcement trend in Australia, recommended penalty reform and what this means for insurers and insureds
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Australia
  • August 7 2017

In Australia the corporate regulator, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), can institute criminal proceedings or civil penalty

Breach reporting obligation repealed for group purchasing bodies
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • July 14 2017

Group purchasing bodies (GPBs) are no longer required to report breaches of the conditions of relief provided by ASIC Class Order 081 (Class Order

General Counsel Update - June 2017
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, Global, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
  • June 29 2017

Formal Brexit negotiations started on 19 June 2017. Whereas the EU indicated that it is ready and keen to go, the UK election has thrown a spanner in

Financial Product Design and Distribution Obligations
  • K&L Gates
  • Australia
  • June 29 2017

Late last year the Australian Government released a paper outlining a proposal to implement a range of design and distribution obligations on the

ASIC reports on conduct in funds management and makes recommendations for improved compliance
  • Gilbert + Tobin
  • Australia
  • June 27 2017

ASIC has released REP 528 Responsible entities’ compliance with obligations: Findings from 2016 surveillance program which details its findings from

The Financial Report, 22 June 2017, News from Asia and the Pacific
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Asia-Pacific
  • June 22 2017

Recommendation by the Advisory Group on Supervisory Approaches. The FSA announced its provisional translation of the Advisory Group on

ASIC industry funding model introduced
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • June 21 2017

Late last year the Government announced it would introduce an industry funding model for ASIC (our previous update on this can be found here). The

ASIC sets commission caps and clawback amounts for life insurance
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia
  • June 7 2017

In February this year the Corporations Amendment (Life Insurance Remuneration Arrangements) Act 2017 (the Act) was passed by Parliament, followed by

A Duty of Care and The Broker
  • Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers
  • Australia
  • May 11 2017

The traditional role of an insurance broker is well known. Simply put, a broker acts as a professional adviser to insureds, or parties seeking

The CRS is almost here - are you prepared?
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • Australia, OECD
  • May 5 2017

There is still time for Australian financial institutions to prepare and be ready for the commencement of the OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS