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ESG activism is growing – what should boards do?
Insight 27 Jul 2021

ESG-related interests of stakeholders are impacting the governance arrangements of large listed companies. We look at why this is important for boards, and what steps they can take to mitigate becoming the target of this type of activist campaign. ...

AIFMD: update on the state of play for Australian fund managers post-Brexit
Insight 27 Jul 2021

The landscape for wholesale investment funds in the UK has shifted in the wake of Brexit. We give a round-up of the latest developments, and explain what Australian fund managers who are marketing their products to EU or UK investors need to know. ...

The draft FAR bill has finally landed
Insight 20 Jul 2021

In this Insight we provide a brief snapshot of the new regime as well as provide timing, guidance and key considerations you need to start thinking about now. ...

Potential licensing relief for Foreign Financial Service Providers
Insight 15 Jul 2021

Following on from the 2021-22 Federal Budget announcement in May relating to additional licensing relief for Foreign Financial Service Providers (FFSPs), on Friday 9 July 2021, Treasury released a Consultation Paper titled 'Relief to Foreign Financial Service providers', which canvasses a range of potential options. This marks the next step in the long and winding FFSPs licensing relief saga. ...

Federal Court decision highlights it's vital to get incentives right and have strong governance systems
Insight 09 Jul 2021

The recent Federal Court decision ACCC v Telstra [2021] FCA 502 highlights an emerging risk area for boards and senior management in the use of incentive-based remuneration and sales targets for consumer-facing businesses ...

Recent developments set to shake up modern slavery landscape for Australian businesses
Insight 06 Jul 2021

Recent developments in relation to potential Australian modern slavery reform, US forced labour litigation and German human rights due diligence legislation may have an impact on Australian businesses. ...

Initial responses to review of corporations and financial services regulation
Insight 29 Jun 2021

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has released a summary of the initial stakeholder views it has received in relation to its Review of the Legislative Framework for Corporations and Financial Services Legislation (the Inquiry) over the course of its first eight months. ...

The 'Say On Climate' - what do boards need to know?
Insight 16 Jun 2021

As we enter the 2021 AGM season, it is clear that climate-related issues will remain a key focus for listed entities and their shareholders. ...

Simplifying standards: trusted overseas product safety standards to be adopted in Australia
Insight 16 Jun 2021

The Federal Government has announced it will begin consulting on amendments to the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) which would allow businesses to rely on compliance with certain trusted overseas product safety standards (in lieu of the equivalent Australian standard) when supplying products to the Australian market. ...

Commitment made, now to implement: embedding ESG best practice
Insight 10 Jun 2021

In terms of achieving the potential to use international law frameworks as a tool to set company policy on ESG issues, we discuss recommendations for using these frameworks to audit the commitments the company makes. ...

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