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ALRC's Discussion Paper released: a clearer, consistent and more rational framework for addressing corporate misconduct in Australia
Insight 15 Nov 2019

The Australian Law Reform Commission released for consultation today a set of proposals aimed at overhauling the federal corporate criminal responsibility regime. This comes in the wake of criticisms that the current system is ineffective in preventing, deterring and prosecuting serious corporate crime. Whilst the reforms offer a clearer, consistent and more rational framework for addressing corporate misconduct in Australia, some elements (such as the adoption of a general 'associate' model for criminal attribution) will no doubt raise concern given their capacity to significantly extend corporate liability. We examine some of the key proposals and their likely impact. Partner Christopher Kerrigan and Senior Overseas Practitioner Cindy McNair report. ...

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. ...

Unwrapping recent developments in the food sector
Insight 12 Aug 2019

Associates Tiernan Christensen and Nick Li report on some noteworthy developments relevant to the food industry in Australia. ...

Linklaters Insights: Are you ready? – Implications of a no-deal Brexit for UK listed companies
Insight 06 Aug 2019

In this update, our colleagues at Linklaters highlight the impact of Brexit on the prospectus, transparency and market abuse regimes for UK listed companies, if the United Kingdom leaves the EU on or after 31 October 2019 without a withdrawal agreement and transition period (a 'no-deal' Brexit). ...

ACCC calls for significant reforms in Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report (Part II): A platform for sweeping privacy reform
Insight 31 Jul 2019

This is the second of a two-part series in which we consider the ACCC's findings and recommendations in the final report of the Digital Platforms Inquiry. In this article, we unpack the ACCC's ...

Class actions and emerging issues
Insight 30 Jul 2019

The nature of Australia's class action landscape has fundamentally changed since the outset of the regimes. ...

Linklaters Insights: EU change of guard – update on top jobs and next steps
Insight 22 Jul 2019

In the midst of the EU's institutional reshuffle, new composition of the institutions and new leadership affects their legislative priorities and ultimately shapes the regulatory environment. Read more link ...

What you need to know about the draft Equator Principles 4
Insight 11 Jul 2019

Lenders (and project sponsors) should consider the potential impact of changes proposed in the consultation draft of Equator Principles 4. These entail greater focus on climate change, human rights ...

Would you like financial services with your social network? Facebook consortium to launch new cryptocurrency
Insight 09 Jul 2019

In a bold new play, a consortium led by social media giant Facebook has announced plans to enter the financial services sector through the launch of a cryptocurrency called Libra. Both a currency a ...

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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