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Corporate law developments
Insight 08 Aug 2018

Welcome to our monthly snapshot of regulatory updates and other developments in corporate law We know you are busy so our focus is on capturing key issues ...

Update on the Royal Commission
Insight 22 Jun 2018

A lot has happened since our most recent update The Royal Commission has published the submissions received from ASIC and industry participants on policy questions posed by Counsel Assisting at the end of the financial advice hearings And the small business lending hearings have been held ...

Corporate law developments
Insight 08 May 2018

Welcome to our monthly snapshot of regulatory updates and other developments in corporate law We know you are busy so our focus is on capturing key issues ...

Last minute increase to scheme consideration - a more flexible approach?
Insight 02 May 2018

A recent Federal Court decision in Re Billabong International Limited shows a pragmatic approach by the court to the question of whether in a takeover bid effected by way of scheme of arrangement the bidder can make a last minute increase in the scheme consideration without having to adjourn the ...

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 ...