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Fighting to protect Fintech innovations
Insight 03 Dec 2014

The growth of financial services technology or Fintech as it is now called has exploded in recent years yet many of its creators dont realise that their innovations are patentable ...

Taxation of certain unit trusts - 'attribution' model to replace 'present entitlement'
Insight 03 Dec 2014

You may be forgiven for having lost track of the proposed reforms to the taxation of managed investment trusts or MITs given that this initiative has been announced by successive Federal governments since 2010 Finally though an exposure draft of new legislation is expected to be released before ...

Opportunities for financial services from the China-Australia FTA
Insight 03 Dec 2014

The Australian and Chinese governments recently announced the conclusion of negotiations on the China Australia Free Trade Agreement According to DFAT Chinas financial services commitments under the agreement represent one of the most substantial market access undertakings China has agreed to with ...

PNG personal property securities reform becomes law
Insight 12 Nov 2014

Papua New Guineas personal property securities reform has passed into law but will not come into force until a security interest register is established Senior Associate Sarah Kuman reports ...

Foreign pension funds to access reduced withholding tax rate
Insight 10 Nov 2014

Legislation has been introduced into Federal Parliament to allow foreign pension funds to access the managed investment trust withholding tax regime with effect from 1 July 2008 Partner Katrina Parkyn and Associate Scott Lang examine the proposed legislation and its implications for foreign pension ...

Some facts (and myths) about ASIC and product intervention powers
Insight 01 Oct 2014

The closer you look at the recent discussion about product intervention powers for ASIC the clearer it becomes that the discussion has little basis in fact ...

Murray in a muddle over retirement incomes
Insight 01 Oct 2014

A close reading of the retirement incomes chapter in the interim report of the Financial System Inquiry reveals a series of paradoxes ...

PPSA amendments for 'serial numbered goods'
Insight 24 Mar 2014

New legislation will amend the Personal Property Securities Act to remove the provision that deems leases of serial-numbered goods of more than 90 days to be a PPS lease These amendments will primarily benefit businesses in the leasing industry and will have a minimal but positive effect on ...

The end of the PPSA transitional period - what happens now?
Insight 24 Jan 2014

With the end of the transitional period under the personal property securities legislation fast approaching those entities that rely upon having interests in property held by others must act now to ensure those interests are properly registered even where they are transitional so there is no loss of ...