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Shareholder activism in Australia
Insight 24 Jul 2014

The past few years have seen a dramatic rise in shareholder activism across Europe and the US This trend is now becoming increasingly common in Australia Following an unsuccessful attempt to gain control of the board of ASX-listed Antares Energy Limited by a US-based hedge fund Partner Tim Lester ...

Another win for arbitration
Insight 07 Aug 2014

The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has upheld an earlier decision rejecting an application to set aside or not enforce an international arbitral award The appeal was brought on the grounds that the rules of natural justice were breached in making the arbitral award Partner Peter ...

UN resolution could be the start of a binding treaty on business and human rights
Insight 13 Aug 2014

The UN Human Rights Council has recently passed resolutions that provide for the establishment of a working group to develop an international legally binding human rights instrument for transnational corporations as well as commissioning a report on the pros and cons of this approach Partner Rachel ...

A new tool in the fraud and anti-corruption kit
Insight 19 Aug 2014

The Federal Government has established a new Fraud and Anti-Corruption Centre to deal with allegations of white-collar crime Partner Rachel Nicolson Senior Associate Tessa Meyrick and Associate Freya Dinshaw consider the impact of the new federal body and the changing enforcement landscape in ...

Russia imposes sanctions against Australia
Insight 11 Aug 2014

Russia has imposed sanctions against Australia and certain other countries including EU member states and the US prohibiting certain food imports and may impose further sanctions restricting access to its airspace Partner Rachel Nicolson and Associates Andrew Wilcock and Freya Dinshaw report ...

Changes to tax rules for offshore investment
Insight 17 Sep 2014

A Bill is currently before Federal Parliament that will more closely but not completely align the foreign non-portfolio dividend NANE treatment with debtequity concepts Partner Martin Fry and Senior Associate Jennifer Richards report on the changes ...

A new market for Australian uranium
Insight 07 Oct 2014

The Australian Government has signed an agreement with India for the sale of uranium and has now made the agreement publicly available Partner Richard Malcolmson Senior Associates Emily Gerrard and Anna Vella and Lawyer Jayde Geia report on the agreement and its implications ...

New developments in Mongolia - government restructure and new permitting regime
Insight 21 Oct 2014

The Mongolian Government has been particularly active in the first half of October introducing changes to Ministerial responsibilities and a draft Law that if enacted would reform the nations permitting regime These developments will be of interest to existing and prospective investors in Mongolia ...

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 ...

Investor-state dispute settlement and the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement
Insight 21 Nov 2014

The Australian and Chinese governments have concluded negotiations on a free trade agreement that will reduce tariff barriers on the majority of Australian exports to China The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has confirmed that the treaty will include an investor-state dispute ...

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