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ASIC targets superannuation trustees on financial advice fees
Insight 24 May 2024

On 9 May 2024, ASIC released its report, REP 781 Review of superannuation trustee practices protecting members from harmful advice charges, outlining findings from its review of progress by superannuation trustees in addressing risks of member harm from poor financial advice and inappropriate advice ...

Tax Forum: Limiting Debt Deductions - a look at the new thin capitalisation rules
Insight 23 May 2024

In 2022, the then newly elected Australian Labor Government published a Consultation Paper in which it confirmed that it would undertake the ambiguous (and unenviable) task of comprehensively reviewing Australia's interest limitation – or thin capitalisation – regime.  ...

Allens advises AUB Group on $200m equity raising and acquisition of Pacific Indemnity
News 23 May 2024

The acquisition will see AUB acquire a 70% equity stake in Pacific Indemnity Underwriting Solutions. AUB has also undertaken a fully underwritten $200 million equity raising to fund the upfront ...

Mandatory human rights due diligence in the mainstream – what the CS3D means for companies
Insight 23 May 2024

The EU Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CS3D) has been approved by the EU Council and EU Parliament and is expected to be formally adopted in coming months. The CS3D will establish a due diligence standard on sustainability issues and create potential legal liability for in-scope co ...

Allens advises on first investments for Queensland Critical Minerals and Battery Technology Fund
News 15 May 2024

The transactions are the first for the Fund, established as part of Queensland's critical minerals strategy, and involves QIC extending its investment expertise into the mining and mineral processi ...

Key findings from the Infrastructure Investment Monitor
Insight 15 May 2024

A lot can change in a short time, particularly in infrastructure, and staying on top of those changes can be a challenge.Each year, Allens and Infrastructure Partnerships Australia co-author the Infrastructure Investment Monitor—a review of the investment trends in the infrastructure landscape—and ...

A key step to net zero in WA – landmark legislation establishes a CCS regulatory regime
Insight 14 May 2024

The recently passed Petroleum Legislation Amendment Bill 2023 (WA) (the Bill ) is landmark legislation that establishes a carbon capture and storage ( CCS ) regulatory regime on and under the lands ...

National Electricity and Gas rules update: April 2024
Insight 14 May 2024

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the month of March, as well as take a closer look at the AER's review of its Compliance Procedures and Guidelines. ...

High Court holds that 'fair winds' permit recovery of expenditure wasted in constructing iconic aircraft hangar
Insight 13 May 2024

In this Insight, we examine the differences between the various judges' reasoning and lay out what the implications are in practice. ...

Allens advises Reventus Power on offshore wind feasibility licence win
News 08 May 2024

The licence will allow the consortium to assess the feasibility of its proposed offshore wind project before applying for a commercial licence to proceed with construction and operations. Gippsland ...

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