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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 powder competing for limited opportunities combined with elevated ...

The future age of AI
Insight 01 Feb 2019

We will be able to cease speculation on what is in or not in the Final Report of the Financial Services Royal Commission on Monday evening or after whatever time it takes to read and digest ...

What's ahead for home loans in 2019
Insight 20 Dec 2018

Allens has written over the course of this year, the Royal Commission will bring and in fact already has brought monumental changes both in how banks are regulated and to the actual laws that apply ...

Private equity under the spotlight - ASIC cracks down on offers of stub-equity in proprietary companies
Insight 20 Dec 2018

ASIC is clamping down on the use of an offer of stub-equity in a proprietary company as an alternative form of consideration in public control transactions This and recent developments in the Capilano scheme shows that ASIC is now looking at stub-equity consideration structures more closely and in ...

ASIC extends transition period for fees and costs disclosures, and delays consultation paper to January 2019
Insight 14 Dec 2018

ASIC has extended the transition periods for certain fees and costs disclosure obligations applicable to superannuation funds and managed investment schemes by a further year pending the release of its consultation paper on the regime It has also delayed the expected release date for the ...

AFCA's powers and obligations - 'systemic issues'
Insight 13 Nov 2018

In his Interim Report, Commissioner Hayne rejected claims that misconduct in the financial services sector was the fault of 'a few bad apples' and did not raise 'broader or systemic concerns. This Insight considers what can and should be done about such systemic issues. ...

Third tranche of draft CCIV legislation released
Insight 18 Oct 2018

Draft legislation intended to address some of the continuing gaps in the proposed corporate collective investment vehicle framework has been released with submissions on it closing soon Partner Marc Kemp and Associate Mai Go report ...

Slater & Gordon begins its superannuation class actions
Insight 11 Oct 2018

As predicted in an Insight in 2018, the Financial Services Royal Commission has proved to be a hotbed for class actions. ...

Efficiently, honestly and fairly - overarching and fundamental obligations?
Insight 11 Oct 2018

In his recent Interim Report into Misconduct in the Banking Superannuation and Financial Services Industry Commissioner Hayne makes a lot of the duties of an Australian financial services licensee and an Australian credit licensee to provide financial services or credit activities as the case may be ...

ASIC extends by a further year licensing relief for foreign financial service providers
Insight 03 Oct 2018

The recent ASIC Corporations Amendment Instrument 2018807 extends by a further year licensing relief for foreign financial service providers who carry on a financial services business in Australia without an Australian financial services licence While its another welcome licensing reprieve for such ...