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A development from the English Court of Appeal regarding legal professional privilege in internal investigations
Insight 02 Oct 2018

In a recent judgment the English Court of Appeal reversed a controversial High Court decision that had severely limited the application of legal professional privilege in internal investigations under English law The decision has consequences for Australian corporates conducting cross-border ...

Treasury proposes tougher penalties for corporate and financial sector misconduct
Insight 26 Sep 2018

The Federal Government has released exposure draft legislation for public consultation that if enacted will implement many of the recommendations of the ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce to strengthen the penalty regime for corporate and financial sector misconduct Partner Simun Soljo and Lawyer ...

Competition news
Insight 19 Sep 2018

In Touch looks at what's been happening in Competition this month and what it means for your business ...

Close and continuous monitoring - the new ASIC approach of embedding its officers in banks
Insight 19 Sep 2018

ASIC has recently announced a new supervisory approach that involves embedding ASIC officers in the four major banks and AMP ...

Are CCIVS the beginning of the end for the Unit Trust's monopoly?
Insight 19 Sep 2018

The Federal Government has proposed to introduce two new forms of collective investment vehicle – each a shiny, tax-neutral alternative to the unit trust. ...

Corporate law developments
Insight 11 Sep 2018

Welcome to our monthly snapshot of regulatory updates and other developments in corporate law We know you are busy so our focus is on capturing key issues ...

The Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme - from Bill to Law
Insight 10 Sep 2018

The Federal Government recently passed the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act This is an entirely new regulatory scheme that will require persons who undertake activities on behalf of a foreign government or political organisation to register with the Attorney Generals Department if those ...

A tangled web - the regulatory framework and its power players
Insight 10 Sep 2018

The draft legislation the Federal Government released to establish a regulatory framework for the implementation of a new Consumer Data Right will radically reform the data protection regime in Australia ...

Risky business - remedies and enforcement powers for CDR breaches
Insight 10 Sep 2018

As part of the new Consumer Data Right CDR framework a new regime of offences remedies and enforcement powers will be implemented The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ACCC will have primary oversight for the enforcement of the regime though the OAIC will handle privacy complaints in ...

Top 10 things to know about the Consumer Data Right
Insight 10 Sep 2018

This article lists our top 10 'need-to-know's about the proposed framework for the implementation of the Consumer Data Right, including how these key aspects are likely to play out in the banking sector and what it all means for Australian businesses going forward. ...

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