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Linklaters Insights: Corporate Update
Insight 07 Feb 2018

In the latest edition of UK Corporate Update our global alliance partner Linklaters examines the recent key issues in corporate governance and company law including whether companies are using buybacks to inflate executive pay recent court cases of interest and the progress of corporate governance ...

Updated guidance on conflicted remuneration and other banned benefits
Insight 07 Dec 2017

Earlier today ASIC released an updated version of Regulatory Guide 246 concerning conflicted remuneration and other banned benefits such as volume-based shelf-space fees The changes are largely to address the life insurance remuneration reforms which take effect on 1 January 2018 But there are other ...

BEAR Bill implementation date likely to change
Insight 24 Nov 2017

This afternoon the Senate Standing Committee on Economics released their report on the Treasury Laws Amendment Banking Executive Accountability and Related Measures Bill 2017 BEAR Bill The Economics Committee recommends that the BEAR Bill be passed but recommends the commencement date be pushed out ...

The BEAR has dropped, where to from here?
Insight 09 Nov 2017

The commencement date of the BEAR legislation is fast approaching and institutions should start planning how to comply with the regime We look at the changes made to the BEAR legislation following industry submissions the timing for implementation and key steps to take ...

Draft whistleblower legislation puts onus on big business
Insight 25 Oct 2017

Big business should be aware of mandatory publishing requirements for whistleblower policies and a reverse onus of proof for compensation which is among a raft of whistleblower reforms contained in draft legislation released following a Senate inquiry report Partner Rachel Nicolson and Associate ...

ASIC recommends tougher corporate penalties
Insight 24 Oct 2017

The ASIC Enforcement Taskforces latest consultation paper pushes for a tougher penalty regime for corporate and financial sector misconduct which has been key focus of the Taskforces Terms of Reference and indeed of ASICs reform agenda for some time Partner Belinda Thompson Senior Associate Michela ...

Senate calls for rewards and increased protections for whistleblowers
Insight 03 Oct 2017

A broadened definition of whistleblower reforms to establish greater protections for whistleblowers and increased sanctions for retaliatory conduct are some of the recommendations by a Senate committee looking into whistleblower protections in the corporate public and not-for-profit sector We expect ...

The BEAR roars into action
Insight 26 Sep 2017

The Federal Government has released the exposure draft of the Treasury Laws Amendment Banking Executive Accountability and Related Measures Bill together with a draft Explanatory Memoradum This follows on from the release of the Banking Executive Accountability Regime BEAR consultation paper in July ...

Supply chains and modern slavery: reporting on the rise
Insight 18 Sep 2017

The release of the Attorney-Generals consultation paper on modern slavery in supply chains and the recent interim inquiry report on establishing an Australian Modern Slavery Act reflect how international standards around corporate respect for human rights are becoming enshrined in law Australian ...

Extraordinary new power proposed for APRA
Insight 12 Sep 2017

The proposed draft of the Financial Sector Legislation Amendment (Crisis Resolution Powers and Other Measures) Bill 2017, will be giving new powers to the APRA in relation to the authorised non-operating holding company and other related bodies corporate of APRA-regulated entities ...