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Takeaways from recent guidance on cyber incident disclosure obligations for listed companies
Insight 28 May 2024

In this Insight, we examine the guidance note and related developments and offer our view as to when disclosure (for the purposes of the ASX listing rule requirements) of cyber incidents should generally only occur. ...

The Allens AI Australian law benchmark
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To cut through the hype and provide concrete insights, Allens has established an ongoing benchmarking process in consultation with Linklaters LLP. This allows us to systematically evaluate and track the progress of generative AI in answering legal questions under Australian law over time. ...

Lawyer or language model? Testing AI’s competence in answering Australian legal questions
Insight 28 May 2024

The last 24 months have seen generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools advance in leaps and bounds, powered by remarkable developments in large language models (LLMs). Their new capabilities are already having significant impact on the way firms operate, including the legal function. ...

Government support for critical minerals industry escalates
Insight 27 May 2024

The WA and Federal Governments have recently announced significant funding and regulatory support packages to accelerate the development of Western Australia into a critical minerals powerhouse. ...

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.  ...

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 ...

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. ...

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