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Revised Banking Code of Practice, innovation at the ASX and other corporate law developments
Insight 12 Jul 2019

ASIC continues its focus on strengthening corporate regulations; ASX embraces innovation and tech-based solutions; FIRB application fees have increased from 1 July 2019; delays to the release of th ...

Jump Swim in deep water over alleged misleading conduct; new guidelines offer tips for avoiding gun jumping; and ACCC bleats at goat cheese RPM notification.
Insight 27 Jun 2019

The ACCC alleges that Jump Swim's promotional material contained false or misleading representations that prospective Jump Swim School franchisees would have an operational swim school within 12 months of signing a franchise agreement ...

ASIC seeks to restrict stub equity, ACCC's Acacia Ridge rejection overturned and other developments
Insight 17 Jun 2019

ASIC seeks to restrict stub equity in control transactions; ASX reiterates its position on naming counterparties when announcing material transactions; ACCC's Acacia Ridge rejection overturned by ...

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 social, outcomes, which is in contrast to ...

ASIC steps up its attack on the use of stub equity in control transactions
Insight 06 Jun 2019

ASIC has issued its promised consultation paper on the use of stub equity in control transactions, which will, if adopted, have the potential to make the use of stub equity as an alternative form of consideration in schemes and takeovers ...

ASIC's 'why not litigate?' stance, ASX's Corporate Governance Roadshow and other developments
Insight 09 May 2019

ASIC ramps up enforcement under its 'why not litigate?' stance; ASX announces its Corporate Governance Roadshow; the ACCC blocks the proposed Vodafone/TPG merger; and an increased focus on complian ...

Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement, draft CDR rules and other developments
Insight 05 Apr 2019

Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement is signed; the ACCC publishes its draft CDR draft; the Federal Court dismisses an application for judicial review of the Takeover Panel's decision regarding ...

ASIC continues clamp down on shareholder intention statements
Insight 01 Apr 2019

Bidders and targets must exercise caution in securing shareholder support over more than 20 per cent of target shares for bids and schemes, as ASIC continues its clamp down on shareholder intention ...

Whistleblower reforms pass, gun-jumping penalties and other developments
Insight 21 Mar 2019

Financial Services Royal Commission issues continue to dominate ASIC outcomes; the ASX Corporate Governance Council releases the final version of its 4th edition of the ASX Corporate Governance ...

Report: Private Equity Horizons 2019
Insight 18 Feb 2019

With dealmakers taking full advantage of highly accessible financing and a massive hoard of dry powder to close more buyouts than before, 2018 was one of the most active years ever for private equity in Australia. The mountain of dry ...

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