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Competition and consumer law risks to be aware of in relation to ESG
Insight 22 Jun 2022

As businesses continue to focus on ESG it's important to be aware of potential competition and consumer law risks, including misleading environmental claims and anti-competitive industry collaboration. After watching this short Video, you will have a clear understanding of both of these issues and some of the practical steps you can take to prevent these risks. ...

Class action funding revisited – litigation funding schemes held to not be Managed Investment Schemes
Insight 20 Jun 2022

The Full Federal Court has held that litigation funding agreements are not 'managed investment schemes' (MIS), overturning its own more than decade-old decision in Brookfield Multiplex. ...

ACCC announces 2022-23 Product Safety Priorities: what they mean for you
Insight 17 Jun 2022

Suppliers of consumer products identified as a priority can expect to receive significant ACCC focus in the year ahead. The regulator has reiterated its support for a General Safety Provision, and flagged an increased focus on product safety online and the use of mandatory standards. ...

Allens advises Blackstone on A$1.5 billion sale of La Trobe Financial to Brookfield
News 17 Jun 2022

Founded by the O'Neill family, La Trobe Financial is a leading Australian non-bank lender and asset manager with more than A$13 billion in assets under management. La Trobe manages fixed income ...

Allens advises VGI Partners on its merger with Regal Funds Management
News 08 Jun 2022

'We are delighted to have advised VGI on this important transaction alongside VGI's financial adviser, Jefferies Australia. The merger with Regal creates a market-leading provider of alternative ...

Allens has advised AUB on the proposed $880 million acquisition of Tysers
News 07 Jun 2022

Allens' Banking & Finance team assisted with the establishment of a new $675 million multi-currency debt facility in connection with the transaction. 'We congratulate AUB on this milestone ...

What to expect from the new Labor Government on competition policy? Part 1
Insight 31 May 2022

On 20 May 2022, the new Labor Government published a competition policy outline that pointed to a strong focus on consumer and small business protections. This Insight outlines the above policy objectives and what these mean for your organisation. ...

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