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ASIC Corporate Governance Taskforce Report
Insight 04 Oct 2019

ASIC has released its first report focusing on director and officer oversight of non-financial risk in seven large financial services companies (the First Report). While the report focuses on financial services companies, ASIC points out expressly that all companies, regardless of sector, should read and engage with the findings of this report. ...

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 ...

APRA consults on Hayne recommendation concerning end-to-end product responsibility – the right tool for the job?
Insight 18 Jul 2019

APRA has announced a consultation on a proposal to create a new 'end-to-end product' responsibility within the Banking Executive Accountability Regime ( BEAR ). The intention is that for every ...

What's next for impact investing in Australia?
Insight 11 Jun 2019

The Australian impact investing market has grown considerably in recent years. This growth has largely been attributed to a surge of impact investments that focus on environmental, rather than ...

Australia - Fund Finance 2019, 3rd Edition
Insight 27 Mar 2019

Partner Managing Associate Partner Managing Associate Tom Highnam Rita Pang Tom Highnam Rita Pang Tom Rita Tom Rita Highnam Pang Highnam Pang By Partner Tom Highnam , Managing Associate Rita Pang , and Associate Luke ...

Contract Law Update 2018
Insight 26 Mar 2019

Partner Partner Malcolm Stephens Our Contract Law Update has been summarising appellate contract law decisions since 2012. We are breaking with tradition this year and, for the first time, including a foreign judgment in this Update, ...

ASIC's change of tone in action
Insight 15 Mar 2019

ASIC's 'why not litigate?' approach to enforcement activities and its change in tone confirm the new era of regulatory engagement has arrived. In particular, its recent actions in the Federal Court place the waiving of legal professional privilege under the spotlight. ...

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