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PE Horizons 2020
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Discusses domestic and global sponsors decision making and key strategies for 2020. Focuses on using data in deals, both the opportunities and challenges. Examines the continued focus of investments in Australia in 2020. Looking at the ...

Mortgage broker best interests duty
Insight 24 Feb 2020

ASIC has released a consultation paper and draft regulatory guide setting out its proposals for guidance on the new mortgage broker best interests duty, which will commence on 1 July 2020. Various mortgage industry participants will need to consider how it will affect them, and prepare accordingly. ...

Linklaters Insights: Novel Coronavirus - practice guide of significant commercial and legal issues
Insight 17 Feb 2020

The recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus is causing disruption across greater China and the region. This cross-practice guide from our colleagues at Linklaters highlights key issues that may affect business operations in the current environment. ...

Court clears Vodafone/TPG merger in keenly awaited decision
News 13 Feb 2020

The Court, in the biggest merger litigation in Australia in 10 years, found against the ACCC and held that the merger would not have the likely effect of substantially lessening competition. Fiona ...

Treasury's Exposure Draft Bills introduce important and significant changes
Insight 03 Feb 2020

On Friday the Government released a large package of Exposure Draft Bills to implement the last of the Financial Services Royal Commission recommendations. There are some important and significant changes and Treasury is consulting widely (although not for very long) and seeking feedback. ...

Linklaters Insights: UK - At a glance: governance and risk December 2019/January 2020
Insight 31 Jan 2020

This latest guide looks at developments at the end of last year and the beginning of 2020. It covers: Brexit and the transition, final-form recommendations for audit and auditor reform, new stewardship obligations for investors, tougher new anti-money laundering rules, FRC guidance for this year's annual reports and Section 172 statements, the extension of the FCA's Senior Manager regime, market abuse, ESG and climate, private equity reporting, transparency of ownership of UK real estate and late payment. ...

The WTO decision against Australia – what the law on paper might mean in practice
Insight 31 Jan 2020

At a time when global powers continue to test international trade rules, a World Trade Organization decision involving Australian tariffs on Indonesian A4 copy paper highlights some of the key lega ...

Design and Distribution Obligations
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Amy specialises in financial services regulation and compliance law. Advising on regulatory aspects of digital transformation, M&A, product design and structuring, and traditional legal compliance, AML, privacy, regulatory investigations ...

Allens expands its banking and financial services regulation capability with four new specialists
News 16 Jan 2020

Allens' market-leading team is uniquely placed to help clients navigate this environment and has expanded its capability across banking and financial services regulation with the addition of four n ...

Procurement update – when can government abandon a procurement process and what are the consequences? Considerations from the UK
Insight 28 Jan 2020

The United Kingdom High Court (the Court) recently handed down its judgment in Amey Highways Ltd v West Sussex County Council, which considered the abandonment of a government procurement process following a breach of relevant procurement regulations by a public agency. For government departments and agencies in particular, this case clarifies when a public agency can abandon a procurement process and what remedies may be available to bidders in these circumstances. ...

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