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The Australian Cyber Security Centre's 2017 Threat Report
Insight 22 Jan 2018

The Australian Cyber Security Centre's 2017 Threat Report addresses the current challenges and emerging trends confronting Australia's digital landscape. ...

Corporate law developments
Insight 02 Nov 2017

Welcome to the first edition of Nucleus 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 ...

How to create a cyber resilient supply chain
Insight 16 Oct 2017

What do the Australian Department of Defence Target Verizon and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service have in common They all suffered massive data breaches linked to a failure in their supply chain These breaches are a good reminder that with so much attention directed at securing your ...

Allens advises Power Ledger on A$34 million blockchain ICO
News 10 Oct 2017

Allens has advised Power Ledger on its ground-breaking Token Generation Event, one of Australia's first Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), which raised A$34 million for the company. Power Ledger is a ...

Blockchain reaction update - ASIC joins chorus on ICO regulation
Insight 03 Oct 2017

While ASIC has published information on the issue of coins or tokens in initial coin offerings other regulators around the world have also been issuing guidance with some taking a much more restrictive approach Although Australia remains a relatively friendly regulatory environment for such ...

Crowd sourced equity funding to gain traction with new legislation
Insight 23 Mar 2017

After a difficult journey both Houses have passed the Corporations Amendment Crowd-sourced Funding Bill 2016 - introducing a new funding avenue for Australian startups and an opportunity for retail investors to access equity in emerging companies ...

ASIC announces fintech licensing exemptions
Insight 19 Dec 2016

As part of its implementation of the regulatory sandbox for fintech companies ASIC is providing relief for certain fintech businesses from the obligation to hold an Australian financial services or Australian credit licence Relief may be available for up to 12 months and may be useful to businesses ...

Predictive coding gets green light from an Australian court
Insight 09 Dec 2016

The Victorian Supreme Court recently handed down the first decision of an Australian court to specifically consider and approve the use of predictive coding technology in a large-scale discovery exercise Partner Nick Rudge Managing Associate Kate Austin and Applied Legal Technology Manager Lisa ...

Allens Accelerate: Customer Contracts: How to seal the deal without compromising your interests
Insight 22 Nov 2016

The lifecycle of a startup includes many milestones ndash the first strategy meeting the first investment round and at some point the first customer to take a chance on your product or services ...

Allens joins forces with KPMG to support energy and resources startups
News 03 Nov 2016

Allens will give a legal leg-up to energy and natural resources startups in Perth and Brisbane as legal partners for KPMG's Energise 2.0 accelerator program. Designed to boost innovation in the ...

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