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Should the Takeovers Panel have jurisdiction over schemes?
Insight 05 Apr 2022

On Friday, the government released its long awaited consultation paper on a proposal to transfer jurisdiction over schemes which effect a control transaction to the Takeovers Panel. This proposal was originally foreshadowed in last year's budget, and the government is seeking feedback on the proposal by 3 June 2022. ...

Allens advises Equilibrium-led consortium on strategic investment in Perfection Fresh
News 21 Mar 2022

The investment will support Perfection Fresh's growth strategy, including building on its current facilities, growing its controlled environment agriculture footprint, and expansion into Asia and ...

Allens advises on largest cash takeover in Australian history
News 17 Mar 2022

The now completed acquisition is both the largest cash and infrastructure takeover in Australian history. Valued at approximately AU$32 billion, the transaction was implemented by way of an ...

Financial sector no longer main target: Class Action Risk report
News 17 Mar 2022

Data from 2021 shows the banking and financial sector was the third biggest target for new class action filings (down to 17% from 32% in 2020), after more than ten years managing heightened risk du ...

Full Court weighs in on shareholder class actions re-enlivening Worley class action
Insight 16 Mar 2022

The Full Court of the Federal Court has allowed an appeal by shareholders in the class action against Worley Limited, finding that the primary judge’s dismissal of the case must be set aside and remitted to a single judge for determination in light of the Full Court's reasons. ...

ACCC 2022/2023 enforcement priorities
Insight 04 Mar 2022

'Green' claims, misleading conduct online, disruptions to supply chains, exclusive contracting, digital platforms and essential services will all be a focus in 2022/2023. The ACCC is also advocating for significant changes to the consumer law and the current merger regime. ...

Allens advises Quadrant Private Equity on Jaybro acquisition
News 02 Mar 2022

The deal represents a significant investment by Quadrant into a key sector of the economy which will be integral to the post-pandemic recovery. 'Quadrant's investment will enable Jaybro to continue ...

Seeking cover under pressure
Insight 02 Mar 2022

Over the past decade, there has been a significant increase in the pace and scale of regulatory investigations and enforcement activity, including a spate of high profile royal commissions and inquiries into potential wrongdoing by institutions, companies, and their directors and officers. ...

Allens advises Sunsuper on merger with QSuper
News 01 Mar 2022

The landmark merger of Sunsuper and QSuper will form the country's second-biggest superannuation fund. The merged entity, Australian Retirement Trust, will have over 2 million members and more than ...

Sanctions Regime in Australia
Insight 23 Feb 2022

We outline the key aspects of the Australian Sanctions Regime, the practical issues that corporations may encounter when implementing and managing their sanctions compliance frameworks, as well as some recent case studies to illustrate how the regime can apply. ...

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