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Grizzly times ahead for banks
Insight 14 Jul 2017

A consultation paper on the BEAR has been released confirming the Federal Governments intention to impose an executive accountability regime on banks and their subsidiaries that follows important elements of current international accountability regimes You have three weeks to provide your comments ...

Vietnam's new regulations on corporate governance for public companies
Insight 07 Jul 2017

A decree that aims to improve the corporate governance regime for public companies in Vietnam has been issued and comes into effect August 2017 Our team reports on the key changes ...

UK's Financial Conduct Authority report into asset management: guidance for future direction
Insight 06 Jul 2017

ASIC often looks to overseas regulators for inspiration So when a particularly influential regulator publishes a comprehensive report about a large segment of its regulated population including possible new areas for regulation it can pay to take note because it may be a guide to the future ...

Raising capital, raising standards: managing conflicts of interest in sell-side research and corporate advisory
Insight 06 Jul 2017

ASIC continues its mission to enhance the regulation of Australias equity markets with its recent publication of Consultation Paper 290 on managing conflicts of interest when dealing with sell-side research and corporate advisory The proposed amendments will primarily target investment banks and ...

ASIC sell-side research consultation and proposed regulatory guidance
Insight 04 Jul 2017

ASICs new regulatory guidance focuses on managing conflicts of interest and material non-public information when providing sell-side research As well as providing extensive guidance on managing conflicts of interest during the capital raising process ASIC provides its views on payment of ...

Human rights: The questions your board and executives should be asking
Insight 21 Jun 2017

Australian boards and senior executives are expected to maintain oversight of risk and compliance issues such as bribery sanctions human rights and anti-money laundering In-house counsel perform a central role in supporting this oversight and maintaining compliance In the last of a five-part series ...

Anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing: Key questions for boards and executives in 2017
Insight 16 May 2017

Australian boards and senior executives are expected to maintain oversight of risk and compliance issues including bribery sanctions human rights and anti-money laundering In-house counsel perform a central role in supporting this oversight and maintaining compliance In the fourth of a five-part ...

Reporting significant breaches - or something that may (or may not) be a breach?
Insight 05 May 2017

The Taskforce established by Treasury to consider ASICs enforcement powers released its first consultation paper a few weeks ago on breach reporting We examine the most significant of the Taskforces 12 preliminary positions ...

Anti-bribery laws and deferred prosecution agreements
Insight 20 Apr 2017

The Australian Government is via two new consultations proposing wide-ranging reforms to tackle the challenges that it faces in detecting and prosecuting serious corporate crime Through proposed amendments to foreign bribery laws and the introduction of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement regime the ...

The efficacy of e-signatures
Insight 08 Apr 2017

There are significant commercial benefits in executing documents electronically and Allens has adopted e-signature using DocuSign as a service to clients Allens Senior Finance Counsel Diccon Loxton has written an article in two parts that examines the efficacy of e-signatures and concludes that they ...

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