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Road map to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing reform
Insight 04 Nov 2016

The Federal Attorney-Generals Department has released its draft Project Plan for the implementation of the wide-ranging recommendations arising from the recent statutory review of Australias anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regime Partner Peter Haig Associate Andrew Shetliffe ...

Australian Government proposes new foreign bribery offences
Insight 07 Aug 2017

Australias lack of enforcement of foreign bribery legislation has attracted increasing criticism in recent years but the Federal Government is expected to soon table legislation proposing wide-ranging reforms We look at two key proposed changes for Australian companies ...

ASIC overhauls AFS licensing relief for foreign financial service providers
Insight 05 Jun 2018

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has released its highly anticipated consultation paper on licensing relief for foreign financial services providers The said new licensing regime will be broadly in line with that applied to other AFS licensees but with relief from some provisions ...

Climate change reporting - heating up in 2019
Insight 29 Mar 2019

The need for companies to manage and report on climate-change risks is gaining momentum in Australia This is part of a global trend as investors and governing bodies increasingly expect companies to integrate climate risks into their strategy and reporting - yet tools for monitoring and disclosing ...

Australia and Indonesia sign bilateral free trade agreement - what it means for you
Insight 21 Mar 2019

After eight years of negotiation Australia and Indonesia have signed a bilateral free trade agreement that both reduces tariff and non-tariff barriers for trade and investment and simplifies various regulatory requirements The loosening of regulations regarding key Australian services exports and ...

The year to come for Australia's Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing regime
Insight 27 Feb 2015

Having recently acquired a new CEO and a significant funding boost AUSTRAC is being closely watched by reporting entities for an indication of its future direction and priorities both at the policy and the enforcement level In light of this and with major review reports pending 2015 promises to be a ...

What next after FATF's mixed review of Australia's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regime?
Insight 11 May 2015

The Financial Action Task Force has released its report on the effectiveness of Australias anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing regime focusing on the extent to which it complies with international standards The reports findings and recommendations come at a key stage in the ...

Anti-money laundering laws review announced
Insight 08 Jan 2014

A review of Australia's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws will determine whether Australia can and should strengthen its response to money laundering and terrorism financing. ...

More certainty for foreign corporations under Alien Tort Claims Act
Insight 28 Jan 2014

Since a landmark decision has narrowed available claims against defendants under the Alien Tort Claims Act for alleged violations of customary international law US courts have sought to clarify exactly what geographical connection is required to justify a claim against corporate defendants Partner ...

Investor-State dispute settlement under the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement
Insight 06 Mar 2014

In a shift from the previous Australian Governments position a free trade agreement between Korea and Australia which was recently concluded by the new Coalition Government will include investor-state dispute settlement clauses Partner Peter ODonahoo Senior Associate Hilary Birks and Lawyer Anna ...

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