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Vietnam cross-border lending guide
Insight 24 Nov 2021

Vietnam continues to be an attractive destination for foreign investors. Both Vietnamese and foreign-invested enterprises constantly require debt capital from overseas lenders to establish and grow their businesses. Further, the demand for cross-border financing has also been boosted by a growing nu ...

Vietnam cross-border lending guide
Insight 23 Nov 2021

Vietnam continues to be an attractive destination for foreign investors. Both Vietnamese and foreign-invested enterprises constantly require debt capital from overseas lenders to establish and grow their businesses. Further, the demand for cross-border financing has also been boosted by a growing nu ...

Linklaters Insights: Booming foreign investment in data centres faces regulatory heat
Insight 17 Nov 2021

Data centres, the warehouses underpinning the digital aspects of our working and home lives, have become red hot assets, with investors piling into the sector – and regulators in the West signalling their readiness to closely scrutinise foreign investment (FI). ...

The growing importance of ESG due diligence
Insight 16 Nov 2021

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues are a major focus of many companies, their stakeholders and regulators. Companies are exploring how to embrace the opportunities that may arise from a well-executed ESG strategy and navigate the risks that ESG issues present, particularly in a period of evolving laws and standards, stakeholder expectations and shareholder activism. ...

What is ESG diligence and why is it relevant?
Insight 16 Nov 2021

A company's ESG credentials can have a material impact on its long-term performance and valuation. In this video, our cross-sector experts provide the real and potential ESG due diligence traps for organisations; highlight best practices for ESG diligence on investments and acquisitions; and outline some thoughts on steps to be taking once the deal is done.   ...

Privacy Act reforms: a new Online Privacy Code
Insight 08 Nov 2021

In late October, the Attorney-General's Department released a long-awaited Exposure Draft of the Privacy Legislation Amendment (Enhancing Online Privacy and Other Measures) Bill (Online Privacy Bill) to amend the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). ...

Australian Senate report proposes new corporate entity in model to regulate the crypto economy
Insight 29 Oct 2021

The Senate Select Committee on Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre has released a report (the Report) which makes 12 recommendations largely focused on the 'digital asset/crypto' economy. ...

Is Australia's merger control regime really broken and is such significant change required?
Insight 09 Sep 2021

ACCC Chair Rod Sims has outlined for debate the ACCC's proposals to overhaul Australia's merger control regime. We are not convinced the system is broken. We consider that the ACCC's proposals are an over-correction to address a problem that has not been demonstrated to exist. ...

ACCC's proposals to overhaul Australia's merger control regime
Insight 01 Sep 2021

Merger reform has been on the agenda in Australia for some time, but the ACCC's announcement kicks off the debate in earnest. Allens will be monitoring these discussions and actively participating in the debate about the need for, and content of, any proposed changes. ...

ACCC seeks overhaul of Australia's merger regime: what you need to know
Insight 27 Aug 2021

The Chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Rod Sims outlined the ACCC's vision for a dramatic overhaul of Australia's merger review regime. Here's what you need to know. ...

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