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ASIC issues hardship withdrawal relief to responsible entities
Insight 15 Sep 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ASIC has provided relief reminiscent of the GFC to allow hardship withdrawals from frozen funds.  The COVID-19 version of hardship-relief goes further than its GFC predecessor in many respects. We provide an overview of the issue. ...

Private parties in the UN – a new remedy ecosystem for alleged human rights and environmental impacts
Insight 15 Sep 2020

Recent complaints show how NGOs and civil society groups are using UN-level human rights grievance mechanisms as a growing part of their toolkit to influence corporate behaviour and seek remedy for allegedly affected parties. ...

Linklaters Insight: Japan Offshore Wind (3rd Edition)
Insight 15 Sep 2020

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the offshore wind industry in Japan recently achieved several significant milestones. Read the latest report from Allens' global partner, Linklaters. ...

National Electricity and Gas rules update: August 2020
Insight 15 Sep 2020

In our latest update, we examine the progress of new and existing rule change requests to the AEMC across the month of August, as well as take a closer look at the ESB's Interim Reliability Measure. ...

COVID-19 ready reckoner

As the expiration dates for the Government's responses to the COVID-19 pandemic loom, it is hard to know what protections and relaxations remain in place for companies and their directors. We summarise the current (as at the week commencing 14 September 2020) stimuli and moratoria implemented by the Federal Government. This accompanies our webinar: Restructuring and insolvency - preparing for, and going beyond, the insolvency cliff, held on 16 September 2020. ...

Sanctions Regime in Australia
Insight 14 Sep 2020

We outline the key aspects of the Australian Sanctions Regime, the practical issues that corporations may encounter when implementing and managing their sanctions compliance frameworks, as well as some recent case studies to illustrate how the regime can apply. ...

Waste export regulation and stronger product stewardship regime on the horizon
Insight 10 Sep 2020

The Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill 2020 aims to more effectively manage the environmental, human health and safety impacts of products and waste material. If passed, the Bill would do this by regulating the export of waste material and strengthening Australia's product stewardship regime. ...

News Code of Conduct update; ACCC flags enforcement in the electricity market; and other developments
Insight 09 Sep 2020

News Code of Conduct update: ACCC releases a draft code for comment; HealthEngine to pay $2.9 million for ACL breaches; ACCC flags enforcement in the electricity market; Next chapter of the gas inquiry; Alstom's acquisition of Bombardier Transport cleared; and more COVID cooperation. ...

ALRC recommends broad changes to Australia's corporate criminal responsibility regime
Insight 08 Sep 2020

The ALRC is proposing an ambitious reform agenda to recalibrate the role that federal criminal law plays in the overall regulation of companies and better align corporate criminal liability with corporate culpability. Read our latest insight for our analysis on the report. ...

Capturing the hydrogen opportunity for Australia and Japan
Insight 08 Sep 2020

Australian hydrogen exports are expected to contribute $1.7 billion to the economy and create 2800 jobs by 2030. This presents an enormous opportunity for Australian business. Our latest guide aims to help understand the opportunities and how to move forward. ...