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The road ahead – secondaries markets in 2H 2020 and considerations for superannuation and institutional LPs
Insight 21 Jul 2020

We look ahead to the green shoots in the secondaries market with expectations of increased deal activity in the second half of 2020 and discuss the thematics for superannuation and institutional LP participants over this period. ...

Nucleus – corporate law developments: FIRB introduces temporary streamlined exemption certificates; ASIC issues guidance on product intervention power; ACCC raises concerns about two digital mergers; and other corporate law developments
Insight 16 Jul 2020

Nucleus – corporate law developments: FIRB introduces temporary streamlined exemption certificates; ASIC issues guidance on product intervention power; ACCC raises concerns about two digital mergers; and other corporate law developments ...

EU Commission publishes AIFMD report – what does this mean for Australian wholesale fund managers?
Insight 10 Jul 2020

The European Commission has finally published its report on AIFMD and, in doing so, considered the impact of AIFMD on AIFMs, AIFs and investors. The report is short, but gives some insight into how the key features of AIFMD have worked and the effect this has had on the market. ...

RG 272 – bringing order through product intervention
Insight 23 Jun 2020

Following its consultation in June last year, ASIC has now published RG 272, setting out ASIC's approach to using its product intervention powers. In this update, we examine the scope of this power and the accompanying regulatory guidance. ...

Superannuation, funds and insurance sector reforms: the year ahead in 2020 and beyond
Insight 23 Jun 2020

As the dust settles on a raft of COVID-19 related disruptions to various proposed legislative and regulatory reforms, the Allens team takes stock of the current regulatory reform proposals in the superannuation, funds and insurance sectors which have been mooted for the tail end of 2020 and early 2021. ...

Annual members' meetings for superannuation funds – physical, electronic hybrid or virtual?
Insight 23 Jun 2020

In May, the Federal Treasurer used emergency powers to temporarily modify the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to facilitate the holding of public company shareholder meetings virtually, without any attendees required to be physically present. We take a look at the SIS Act requirements, ASIC statements, and the implications for holding members' meeting in the current environment. ...

Officer without office: High Court rules persons can be company officers despite absence of official title
Insight 10 Jun 2020

The recent decision of the High Court of Australia in ASIC v King considers the meaning and scope of the term 'officer', as defined in s9 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), and contains important if non-binding observations on how the term may catch bankers and other third parties. ...

Nucleus – corporate law developments: Regulators assess priorities and continue to respond in the wake of COVID-19; changes to Australia's continuous disclosure laws, FIRB regime and Fair Work Act; ASIC broadens its position and issues further guidance; ASX holds course on the CHESS replacement system; the ACCC continues to allow market coordination; Takeovers Panel guidance on equity derivatives delayed
Insight 09 Jun 2020

Regulators assess priorities and continue to respond in the wake of COVID-19; the Treasurer temporarily modifies the operation of Australia's continuous disclosure laws; ASIC broadens its position and issues further guidance; ASX holds course on the CHESS replacement system; comprehensive reform and further guidance on the temporary changes to the FIRB regime; the ACCC continues to allow market coordination; Takeovers Panel guidance on equity derivatives delayed; and more temporary amendments to Fair Work Act. ...

Retail banking and responsible lending during COVID-19
Insight 01 Jun 2020

The sudden and unknown nature of COVID-19 has triggered a global economic shock, and disrupted Australia's economy. As we enter a national state of economic 'hibernation', banks and lenders are grappling with a sudden influx of relief requests from consumer and business customers. ...

Providing financial services 'fairly'
Insight 29 May 2020

The recent Federal Court decision in ASIC v AGM Markets has provided some much needed clarification of what it means to provide financial services 'fairly' in the context of the 'efficiently, honestly and fairly' obligation. ...

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