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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 ...

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. ...

Treasurer temporarily amends continuous disclosure laws during COVID-19 crisis
Insight 26 May 2020

The Treasurer has used his emergency powers under the Corporations Act (the Act) to temporarily modify the operation of Australia's continuous disclosure laws. The Treasurer's release states that the changes are designed to enable listed companies to more confidently provide earnings guidance ...

Carbon farming and the Emissions Reduction Fund / Climate Solutions Fund
Insight 26 May 2020

The legislative regime for the generation of carbon credits from voluntary emissions reduction projects (otherwise known as 'carbon farming') in Australia was first established in 2014. ...

Green finance
Insight 26 May 2020

Australia's 'green finance' market continues to grow steadily in response to global environmental challenges and to support sustainable development. Innovative financial products continue to be developed to direct capital towards green projects and to promote sustainability causes or ESG-related per ...

RBA expands repo eligibility to include corporate bonds
Insight 11 May 2020

The RBA has announced changes aimed at kick-starting demand for corporate bonds in the COVID-19 environment. To take advantage of the RBA's support, corporate treasurers and their financial advisers should consider applying to have their securities eligible for purchase by the RBA, bearing in mind the eligibility criteria we have summarised in this note. ...

Nucleus corporate law developments: rapid legal and regulatory responses to COVID-19 continue; ASX updates temporary COVID-19 class waivers and issues guidance on cancelling dividends; ACCC develops code of conduct for digital platforms and media companies; interim Home Loan Pricing Inquiry report released; and other corporate law developments
Insight 07 May 2020

Rapid legal and regulatory responses to COVID-19 continue; ASIC shifts regulatory and enforcement focus; ASX updates temporary COVID-19 class waivers and issues guidance on cancelling dividends; FIRB releases new compliance-related guidance notes; ACCC develops code of conduct for digital platforms and media companies and releases interim Home Loan Pricing Inquiry report; and temporary amendments made to Fair Work Act and modern awards. ...

More M&A transactions to be captured by new Vietnam merger control regulations
Insight 09 Apr 2020

The new Vietnam merger control regime prescribed under the new Law on Competition and Decree 35/2020/ND-CP dated 24 March 2020 will take effect from 15 May 2020. This new regime will have a significant impact on M&A transactions in Vietnam, as it substantially expands the scope of transactions subj ...

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