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Getting the deal through - Australia PPP chapter
Insight 05 Nov 2014

Partners Leighton OBrien and Nicholas Ng provide an overview on public-private partnerships PPPs in Australia examining the general PPP framework trends in the industry the procurement process operation and maintenance default and termination and financing ...

Allens insights: Brave new world where financial advisers work in sales
Insight 20 Aug 2014

The Senate Economics Committees Report into ASICs performance is an interesting read It opens by calling ASIC a timid hesitant regulator too ready and willing to accept uncritically the assurances of a large institution And continues in a similar vein for almost 500 pages ASIC says it does the best ...

Bringing light to the shadows: regulation of the Australian shadow banking sector
Insight 08 Aug 2014

The Financial Stability Board has been working since the GFC to develop a policy framework that mitigates the systemic risks of the shadow banking sector while simultaneously preserving its benefits We examine international developments in shadow banking and the Boards proposed regulatory response ...

Anti-corruption reforms: a view from the B20 Australia
Insight 25 Jul 2014

Anti-corruption was high on the agenda at the B20 Australia summit recently held in Sydney Allens Partner Rachel Nicolson a director of the UN Global Compact Network Australia and convenor of its Anti-Corruption Leadership Group attended the summit and provides an overview of the issues discussed ...

Material adverse change
Insight 15 May 2014

In a recent decision the New South Wales Supreme Court held that a sufficiently significant failure to meet budget expectations could constitute a material adverse change and upheld the lenders right to serve a default notice and accelerate repayment on this basis Partner Diccon Loxton and Lawyer ...

FoFA Amendment Bill introduced into Parliament
Insight 19 Mar 2014

The Federal Government today introduced a Bill into Parliament to implement its proposed amendments to the Future of Financial Advice legislation There are some significant differences between the Bill as introduced and the earlier exposure draft version released in January The proposed reforms are ...

New rules on foreign investment in Vietnamese credit institutions
Insight 13 Jan 2014

The long-anticipated changes to the rules on foreign investment in Vietnamese credit institutions allowing greater levels of foreign investment particularly in the case of weak banks will soon come into effect Partner Robert Fish and Senior Associate Linh Bui report ...