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Allocating FIRB completion risk in public M&A deals
Insight 22 Apr 2021

One of the issues a target board will need to consider when assessing a takeover by a foreign bidder is the mitigation of FIRB completion risk in the transaction, and the appropriate allocation of any residual risk between the bidder and the target. This is particularly an issue where the target's business includes critical infrastructure or raises national security issues. ...

Nucleus – corporate law developments: ASIC 'no action' position on virtual meetings; legislative clarification on the definition of casual employee; and other updates
Insight 21 Apr 2021

ASIC takes 'no action' position on virtual meetings but no such luck for electronic signatures; Fair Work Act amendments clarify the definition of casual employment; ASX Listing Rule amendments to commence from 5 June 2021; ASX updates Guidance Note 19: Performance Securities; Takeovers Panel remakes procedural rules; APRA provides guidance to ADIs on the use of indemnities in divestment transactions. ...

Vietnam merger control guide
Insight 01 Apr 2021

Vietnam's new merger control regime took effect from 15 May 202. The new regime substantially expands the scope of transactions subject to the merger filing requirement and thereby captures more M&A transactions in Vietnam offshore.  ...

Nucleus – corporate law developments: ASIC restricts effectiveness of certain director resignations; new ASIC whistleblower immunity policy; and other updates
Insight 22 Mar 2021

ASIC restricts effectiveness of director resignations and introduces new whistleblower immunity policy; FIRB commences evaluation of changes to foreign investment laws; ACCC flags further reform of merger review process in 2021; lapsing of electronic signing and virtual meeting protocols ...

PE Horizons 2021
Insight 02 Mar 2021

With strategic bidders and foreign government acquirers on the side lines, 2021 may be the busiest ever for PE dealmakers ...

Nucleus – corporate law developments: major FIRB law changes; ASIC extends relief for financial reporting and AGM requirements; and other corporate law developments
Insight 09 Feb 2021

Major foreign investment law changes; ASIC extends relief for financial reporting and AGM requirements and issues guidance on design and distribution laws; ASX issues guidance to address 'earning surprises'; ACCC releases first digital platform inquiry interim report; and WA Supreme Court hands down decision with implications for legal professional privilege in internal emails. ...

Overview of Australia's foreign investment approval (FIRB) regime
Insight 25 Jan 2021

Significant changes to Australia's foreign investment approval (FIRB) regime came into effect on 1 January 2021. Our FIRB experts have summarised the key information you need to know about how the new FIRB regime operates. ...

Major FIRB reforms to commence on 1 January 2021
Insight 14 Dec 2020

The Australian Government has finalised and released legislation to make major changes to Australia's foreign investment laws – commonly known as the 'FIRB regime' – with effect from 1 January 2021. This Insight summarises the key changes to the FIRB regime. ...

Australian foreign investment national security reforms – moneylending exemption survives, substantially intact
Insight 14 Dec 2020

As part of the national security reforms the Government had proposed to revoke the moneylending exemption in the case of security over a 'national security business'. This would have required foreign lenders to apply to the Foreign Investment Review Board for approval or exemption before undertaking routine loan participations. ...

Proposed updates to security of critical infrastructure legislation
Insight 17 Nov 2020

As part of a broader strategy to strengthen the security of Australia's infrastructure, particularly cybersecurity , the Government has released exposure drafts of its Security Legislation Amendmen ...

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