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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

Allens has adopted e-signature using DocuSign as a service to clients. Senior Finance Counsel Diccon Loxton has written an article in two parts that examines the efficacy of e-signatures. ...

ASIC's report on financial advice
Insight 07 Apr 2017

ASIC has recently released a report about its work with the big four banks and AMP on adviser misconduct The report is essentially an update on the progress of ASICs Wealth Management Project and mostly contains information we already know The most interesting part deals with the results of ASICs ...

A step closer to industry funding of ASIC
Insight 07 Apr 2017

Last week the Federal Government moved another step closer to implementing an industry funding model for the recovery of ASICs costs by introducing the ASIC Supervisory Cost Recovery Levy Bill 2017 as well as two related Bills into Parliament These Bills implement the recommendations of the ...

Sanctions: The 5 questions your board and executives should be asking in 2017
Insight 16 Mar 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 second of a five-part ...

Anti-bribery & corruption: Key questions for boards and executives
Insight 06 Mar 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 compliancenbspIn the first of a five-part ...

Mandatory data breach notification scheme passed
Insight 13 Feb 2017

The Federal Parliament has today passed the Privacy Amendment Notifiable Data Breaches Bill 2016 which will amend the Privacy Act 1988 Cth to introduce a mandatory data breach notification scheme ...

Retail banking remuneration review
Insight 07 Feb 2017

The Australian Bankers Association last year commissioned Stephen Sedgwick to undertake a review of remuneration in retail banking ...

The ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce unloaded
Insight 03 Nov 2016

The ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce members and terms of reference have been announced The terms of reference are very broad and come as no surprise with an emphasis on evaluating the adequacy of ASICs enforcement toolkit We analyse the key themes that are likely to emerge ...

Risk culture - 'an evolving area of supervisory practice'
Insight 03 Nov 2016

A director of a bank life company or general insurer who read APRAs recent information paper on risk culture could be excused for indulging in a wry smile Since mid-2015 he or she has been subject to legislative obligations concerning risk culture However the information paper suggests that APRA is ...

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