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21/12/16

After a long and costly saga for ASIC, the Supreme Court of Victoria has found Trevor Flugge, the former chairman and director of AWB Limited, breached his duties as a director by failing to make inquiries and prevent conduct by AWB that contravened United Nation’s sanctions.

20/12/16

On 15 December 2016, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) released Regulatory Guide 257 Testing fintech products and services without holding an AFS or credit licence (RG 257), which details ASIC’s framework for FinTech businesses to test certain financial services, financial products and credit activities without holding an Australian financial services licence (AFSL) or Australian credit licence (ACL).

16/12/16

By Justin MannoliniSarah Turner and Garth Landers

A review of the results of the 2016 AGM season indicates that shareholder activism is alive and well in Australia. In this insight, we offer four tips our tips to help you be prepared for an attempt to spill the Board. 

14/12/16

On 23 November 2016, the government introduced the Corporations Amendment (Professional Standards of Financial Advisers) Bill 2016 (Bill) to raise the professional standards for financial advisers. The Bill was introduced as part of the government’s response to the Financial System Inquiry on 20 October 2015, which identified examples of unethical and inappropriate financial advice.

14/12/16

A majority of the High Court has ruled against Flight Centre, finding that Flight Centre was in fact in competition with airlines for the purpose of the price-fixing provisions.

13/12/16

In this insight, we identify the five key “take home” messages arising from the Federal Court’s recent decision dismissing the ACCC’s unconscionable conduct proceedings against Woolworths.

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    05/01/17

    Gilbert + Tobin advised National Australia Bank Limited (NAB) and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) as financiers to Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), funding the multimillion-dollar construction of the Clare Solar Farm project.

    23/12/16

    Gilbert + Tobin advises SAI Global Limited on billion dollar scheme with leading Asian private equity fund.

    15/12/16

    Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to have advised Gold Fields Limited on its 50:50 joint venture with Gold Road Resources for the development and operation of the Gruyere gold project in Western Australia.   

    15/12/16

    Gilbert + Tobin is advising APN Outdoor Group Limited on its multi-billion dollar merger of equals with oOh!media Limited.

    13/12/16

    Gilbert + Tobin advised Oaktree on the sale of its Fitness First Australian business to Quadrant Private Equity (Quadrant), which closed today.

    12/12/16

    Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to announce that it is advising Cover-More Group Limited (Cover-More) on the recommended scheme proposal from Zurich Insurance Group Limited (Zurich).