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ASIC's change of tone in action
Insight 15 Mar 2019

ASIC's 'why not litigate?' approach to enforcement activities and its change in tone confirm the new era of regulatory engagement has arrived. In particular, its recent actions in the Federal Court place the waiving of legal professional privilege under the spotlight. ...

Allens advises Brambles on sale of IFCO reusable plastic containers business for US$2.51b
News 28 Feb 2019

The sale to a consortium of Triton and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority follows a dual track separation process which consisted of running a competitive trade sale, while in parallel, preparing t ...

Allens advises Plenary Schools consortium on refinancing
News 26 Feb 2019

Allens has acted for the consortium since its successful tender for the Project from the Queensland Government in 2013. Over the past five years, the consortium has successfully delivered two ...

Allens bolsters Banking & Finance team with new senior hire
News 26 Feb 2019

David joins as Managing Associate, in what is his first role since returning to Australia from Hong Kong. In the eight years he spent overseas, David worked at Allens' global alliance partner ...

Allens advises Joint Lead Managers on $1.65b hybrid issue by NAB
News 21 Feb 2019

NAB is acting as Arranger and Joint Lead Manager to the Offer. Morgan Stanley, Morgans, Shaw and Partners, UBS and Westpac Institutional Bank are Joint Lead Managers to the Offer. The Offer include ...

Detailed analysis
Insight 11 Feb 2019

In the Final Report, the Commissioner has found that, for the most part, whilst the legislative tools necessary to protect borrowers are already available, there have been significant shortcomings ...

Hayne report – first impressions
Insight 11 Feb 2019

Commissioner Hayne's recommendations may initially seem somewhat modest – they do not undo vertical integration, impose limits on executive remuneration or ban bonuses and they do not recommend that directors prefer the interests of their customers. But, while it is true that the recommendations are not radical, there is much in the report that will mean some real changes for financial services companies, their Boards and their executives, as well as for their regulators and advisers. ...

Round 3: Lending Practices to Small and Medium Enterprises
Insight 11 Feb 2019

Throughout the Royal Commission, Commissioner Hayne grappled with the difficulties of striking an appropriate balance between ensuring that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have access to credit, and imposing standards on the provision of that credit to protect SME borrowers and third-party guara ...

Round 4: Experiences with financial services entities in regional and remote communities
Insight 11 Feb 2019

During the agricultural round of hearings, and in his Interim Report, the Commissioner asked if there should be special rules for farmers to address the particular challenges of the sector, and if so, who should bear the added cost? ...

Round 6: Insurance
Insight 11 Feb 2019

The sixth round of public hearings considered issues associated with the sale and design of life insurance and general insurance products, the handling of claims under life insurance and general insurance policies, and the administration of life insurance by superannuation trustees. ...

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