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Changes to Regulatory Guide 256
Insight 07 Dec 2020

ASIC has released a first-round consultation paper on proposed changes to Regulatory Guide 256: Client Review and Remediation Conducted by Advice Licensees. The proposed changes are substantial, and will apply to new entities including super fund trustees. ...

Allens advises Bendigo and Adelaide Bank on offer of Capital Notes
News 24 Nov 2020

The Capital Notes offer includes an Institutional Offer, a Broker Firm Offer, a Reinvestment Offer for the CPS2 shareholders and a Securityholder Offer. The transaction will support the Bank's ...

Government introduces the Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response) Bill 2020
Insight 13 Nov 2020

The government yesterday introduced into Parliament the Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response) Bill 2020 to implement a large number of the Hayne Royal Commission recommendations. Many provisions have a start date of 1 January 2021, and some don't have a transition period. ...

From MySuper to YourSuper
Insight 07 Oct 2020

The Government released a paper entitled 'Your Future, Your Super' setting out 'reforms to make your super work harder for you' in the 2020-21 budget.  This article summarises the measures and gives our take on them.  ...

A key landmark in IBOR transition
Insight 23 Oct 2020

The long-awaited ISDA IBOR Fallbacks Supplement and Protocol will be going live today with the endorsement of ASIC, the RBA and APRA. They implement new benchmark fallbacks for both future and existing derivative contracts, facilitating the efficient transition from LIBOR and other IBORs in anticipation of their discontinuation. If you have a derivatives portfolio, the Protocol allows quick and easy adoption of the new fallbacks through a one-off adherence. That said, it may not be sufficient to cover all scenarios. ...

Allens advises Bendigo Bank on alliance with Tyro
News 22 Oct 2020

The alliance will see Tyro become the Bank's exclusive merchant acquiring partner for business customers for an initial 10-year term, with Bendigo Bank to exclusively refer its current and future ...

Allens tops syndicated loans rankings for Q3 2020
News 13 Oct 2020

Having advised borrowers on approximately US$13.1 billion and lenders on approximately US$9.3 billion in syndicated loans in Australia, and borrowers on approximately US$13.4 billion in the Asia ...

Insolvency reforms to support small business
Insight 24 Sep 2020

The Commonwealth government announced a package of reforms directed at streamlining insolvency processes for small business. Our analysis on the issue from our insolvency and restructuring experts. ...

Impact of COVID-19 on derivatives
Insight 27 Mar 2020

COVID-19 will have a range of impacts on over-the-counter derivative transactions. We set out below some key documentation issues arising as a consequence of COVID-19 and our practical tips. ...

Officer without office: High Court rules persons can be company officers despite absence of official title
Insight 10 Jun 2020

The recent decision of the High Court of Australia in ASIC v King considers the meaning and scope of the term 'officer', as defined in s9 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), and contains important if non-binding observations on how the term may catch bankers and other third parties. ...

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