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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 ...

Blockchain and why smart contracts still need smart lawyers
Insight 06 Jul 2016

There has been so much talk about blockchain and distributed ledger technology recently especially in financial services that you might be forgiven for thinking it might be more hype than substance But we think it could be very important technology ...

Predictive coding endorsed again by English High Court
Insight 29 Jun 2016

In its second decision on predictive coding this year the English High Court has again accepted the use of this innovative technology in discovery this time in a contested application Partner Duncan Travis Managing Associate Kate Austin and Law Graduate Yi-Ling Ng examine the case and its ...

Special Report: Understanding the opportunities and navigating the legal frameworks of distributed ledger technology and blockchain
Insight 17 Jun 2016

Authored by a multidisciplinary team from Allens Blockchain Reaction is designed to assist business stakeholders decision makers and in-house counsel across a variety of sectors to understand the technology and how it is being used as well as navigate the regulatory and legal opportunities and ...

Allens Accelerate: FAQs: Shareholders agreements
Insight 15 Jun 2016

Together with your companys constitution a shareholders agreement provides the foundation for the corporate governance of your startup and outlines what a shareholder can and cant do It also sets out the shareholders rights and obligations and their role in the management of the company ...

ASIC releases consultation paper on regulatory sandbox exemption for startups
Insight 09 Jun 2016

ASIC has released a consultation paper on proposals to facilitate innovation in the financial services sector The proposals include details of the long-awaited regulatory sandbox It will be of interest to both emerging companies who may rely on the relief as well as investors in this space Senior ...