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Allens extends Perth corporate practice with appointment of new partner and counsel
News 01 Feb 2021

The appointments are set to propel Allens' market-leading corporate practice in Perth, expanding the firm's equity capital markets (ECM) capability and broadening its client base. Bryn has built a ...

Allens advises Vicinity Centres on $1.4 billion capital raising
News 02 Jun 2020

The capital raising comprises a fully underwritten $1.2 billion placement and a securities purchase plan targeting to raise up to $200 million, and the proceeds will be used to reduce debt and ...

Treasurer temporarily amends continuous disclosure laws during COVID-19 crisis
Insight 26 May 2020

The Treasurer has used his emergency powers under the Corporations Act (the Act) to temporarily modify the operation of Australia's continuous disclosure laws. The Treasurer's release states that the changes are designed to enable listed companies to more confidently provide earnings guidance ...

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. ...

RBA expands repo eligibility to include corporate bonds
Insight 11 May 2020

The RBA has announced changes aimed at kick-starting demand for corporate bonds in the COVID-19 environment. To take advantage of the RBA's support, corporate treasurers and their financial advisers should consider applying to have their securities eligible for purchase by the RBA, bearing in mind the eligibility criteria we have summarised in this note. ...

Allens side by side with clients raising more than $4 billion of capital
News 17 Apr 2020

In the current economic uncertainty, a number of companies have turned to the capital markets to raise fresh equity. Allens has been working side by side with clients to assist them through this ...

Continuous disclosure during COVID-19: shining the spotlight on earnings and debt
Insight 06 Apr 2020

In its latest compliance update, ASX reiterated that entities in financial difficulty (including with respect to their debt arrangements) will receive no special treatment. On earnings guidance, it was acknowledged that many listed entities have taken the opportunity to withdraw guidance issued before the outbreak of COVID-19. ASX also strongly encouraged entities to review their published guidance in light of COVID-19 and to either update it if it was not current or withdraw it in this highly uncertain climate. ...

Impact of COVID-19 on debt capital markets
Insight 23 Mar 2020

An analysis of the practical implications of COVID-19 on debt capital markets and a summary of some key documentation issues that arise because of this global issue, along with tips to address them. ...

COVID-19 and continuous disclosure: how you get ready
Insight 10 Mar 2020

It is critical that listed entities understand how COVID-19 is likely to impact their businesses and are prepared to make necessary disclosures to the ASX. To date, the majority of ASX-listed entities have not made any disclosure in relation to COVID-19. In this update we have set out a number of scenarios that should be considered by listed clients as part of the proper and ongoing assessment of the need for disclosure under the ASX Listing Rules. ...

Vietnam Legal Update: New rules for foreign investment accounts in Vietnam
Insight 27 Oct 2014

Various new foreign exchange regulations governing the use of all types of foreign currency accounts including investment accounts of Vietnamese enterprises and their investors have recently come into effect The changes will affect current and potential foreign investors as well as foreign-invested ...

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