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ASIC Corporate Governance Taskforce report; ASX listing rules update; ACCC cartel immunity and cooperation policy update; High Court considers financial assistance prohibition; and other corporate law developments
Insight 28 Oct 2019

ASIC issues Corporate Governance Taskforce report; ASX flags updates to listing rules; ACCC updates cartel immunity and cooperation policy, and expresses concerns with consumer loyalty schemes; ...

If in doubt, get the whitewash out
Insight 11 Oct 2019

The High Court's first decision on the financial assistance prohibition in section 260A of the Corporations Act supports a conservative approach to the prohibition, and in particular highlights the ...

ASIC's latest Corporate Plan continues focus on corporate culture; ASX clamps down on 'ramping' announcements; FIRB reveals closer scrutiny of data acquisitions; and other corporate law developments
Insight 18 Sep 2019

ASIC continues to focus on corporate culture, and proposes restrictions on OTC binary options and CFDs; ASX clamps down on 'ramping' announcements and issues of loyalty securities; FIRB takes a ...

First ACCC merger authorisation – how does it affect you?
Insight 31 Jul 2019

The new merger authorisation process has been used for the first time since it was introduced following the Harper Reforms in November 2017. We report on the AP Eagers decision and its likely impac ...

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 ...

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 o ...

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