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ASIC's latest Corporate Plan continues focus on corporate culture; ASX clamps down on 'ramping' announcements; FIRB reveals closer scrutiny of data acquisitions; and other corporate law developments
Insight 18 Sep 2019

ASIC continues to focus on corporate culture, and proposes restrictions on OTC binary options and CFDs; ASX clamps down on 'ramping' announcements and issues of loyalty securities; FIRB takes a ...

No safe harbours for mortgage brokers in latest reforms
Insight 27 Aug 2019

Partner Partner Hot on the heels of its Implementation Roadmap, the Federal Government has released draft legislation introducing a best interests duty and banning conflicted remuneration for mortgage brokers. This affects not only ...

Treasurer's 'Roadmap' more a reminder than an explainer
Insight 19 Aug 2019

Partner The Treasurer, the Honourable Josh Frydenberg, released the Government's 'Implementation Roadmap' today to 'provide clarity and certainty' about the Government's ongoing work to implement the recommendations of the Royal ...

Does that raise a question of the criminal law?
Insight 15 Aug 2019

During Royal Commission hearings last year, Commissioner Hayne ominously asked one witness: Does that raise a question of the criminal law? We examine this question, which is one that financial ...

ASIC's product intervention power – time to permanently retire a furphy?
Insight 13 Aug 2019

Three consultation papers released by ASIC in recent times are far more interesting for what they reveal about whether the newly-minted product intervention power was really needed in the first ...

Superannuation trustees get prepared, as first reporting date to disclose portfolio holdings approaches
Insight 08 Aug 2019

After many years of deferrals, the first reporting date for superannuation funds to disclose their portfolio holdings is fast approaching, with trustees being required to disclose item-by-item ...

Linklaters Insights: Are you ready? – Implications of a no-deal Brexit for UK listed companies
Insight 06 Aug 2019

In this update, our colleagues at Linklaters highlight the impact of Brexit on the prospectus, transparency and market abuse regimes for UK listed companies, if the United Kingdom leaves the EU on or after 31 October 2019 without a withdrawal agreement and transition period (a 'no-deal' Brexit). ...

Right here, right now; the CDR regime is live
Insight 02 Aug 2019

The Federal Government has finally passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Act 2019 (the CDR Act ) through Parliament. This follows the Government's first attempt to introduce draf ...

First ACCC merger authorisation – how does it affect you?
Insight 31 Jul 2019

The new merger authorisation process has been used for the first time since it was introduced following the Harper Reforms in November 2017. We report on the AP Eagers decision and its likely impac ...

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