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Shareholder meetings in the time of COVID-19: An update

Practical tips for modern workplace surveillance

This article was written by John Swinson, Rebecca Slater and Linus Schibler. Thanks to Patrick Gunning, Michael Swinson and Jamie Wells for their contributions.Workplace surveillance, in various forms,...

03 April 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Wrap-Up

To help you stay on top of all the COVID-19 content this week we have compiled our insights into one easy-to-access location, updated on a weekly basis.

03 April 2020

Pulling the trigger to terminate your bid? Make sure you have all the right ammunition

A common question circling amongst targets and the wider business community is exactly what are the short, medium- and long-term impacts of COVID-19?

02 April 2020

Australian Investment Funds – Monitoring COVID-19 Impacts

As COVID-19 evolves it will have a significant impact on investment funds and their trustees and managers, both directly and indirectly through the broader market, people and economic...

01 April 2020

Interest on overpaid GST – Commissioner seeks special leave in Travelex

The Commissioner of Taxation has sought special leave to appeal to the High Court the decision of the Full Federal Court in Commissioner of Taxation v Travelex Limited...

16 March 2020

Certainty for foreign financial services providers – at last!

Foreign financial services providers (FFSPs) now have certainty about their Australian financial services (AFS) licensing position.

12 March 2020

Building on the Consumer Data Right to grow Australia’s digital economy

With Australian banking customers soon able to take control of sharing their banking data using the Consumer Data Right (CDR), the Australian Government is looking to the CDR’s...

09 March 2020

Getting deal ready: minimising the impact of regulatory due diligence on financial services businesses

The goal posts for executing a deal in the financial services sector have changed. In this difficult regulatory environment, sellers are finding it harder to get their deals...

27 February 2020

The enhanced Australian regulatory sandbox: now in play?

This month the Australian Government legislated to introduce an enhanced regulatory sandbox under Australian financial services and credit licensing laws. 

20 February 2020

Financial Services Royal Commission draft legislation – Will insurers be able to implement all changes consistently?

This article was written by Astrid Sugden, Travis Toemoe, Mandy Tsang, Chloe Walker and Sarah Yu.This alert provides key takeaways and our in-depth analysis of some of the proposed amendments...

18 February 2020

Consumer Data Right: The long road to accreditation

Now is the time to engage with the Consumer Data Right participant accreditation process if your organisation wants to be in a position to receive CDR data on...

18 February 2020

Financial Services Royal Commission draft legislation: Major changes for superannuation trustees and not enough time?

The package of proposed legislation includes a draft bill (Bill) and regulations which make important changes to the Australian financial services licence (AFSL) regime for APRA-regulated superannuation trustees....

14 February 2020

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