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On 23 May 2019, the NSW Supreme Court handed down its decision on which of the five shareholder class actions filed against AMP Ltd (AMP) will be allowed to proceed.

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The Notifiable Data Breaches scheme (February 2018), enacted new obligations for both government agencies and private sector organisations that were already subject to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). One year on from the scheme’s introduction, the Office of the Australian information Commissioner (OAIC) reports that data breach notifications have increased by over 700%.


Welcome to Edition 110 of Boardroom Brief.

This is a service specifically targeted at the needs of busy non-executive directors. We aim to give you a “heads up” on the things that matter for NEDs in the week ahead – all in two minutes or less.

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Jacinda Ardern and Emmanuel Macron have rallied world leaders and tech companies this week at an international summit in Paris to announce the ‘Christchurch Call’, a pledge for greater action to “eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online”. Described by Ardern as a “roadmap to action”, the Christchurch Call seeks to maintain pressure on big tech companies in the wake of the attack to do more to identify and remove extremist content from their platforms.


Should ASIC adopt the ‘litigate first’ approach to enforcement and has it been insufficiently tough on banks? Or have we gone too far in our preoccupation with banking mistakes? In his article in Disputes Yearbook 2019, G+T partner Richard Harris argues that "Bankers and banks are now exposed to much higher risks than ever and a greater probability of the risk eventuating." 


An ahead market in the national electricity market (NEM) is a step closer, with the Australian Energy Market Commission recently issuing a consultation paper on the implementation of a short-term forward market to operate alongside the NEM.

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Gilbert + Tobin has won the Most Innovative Law Firm in Asia-Pacific (Asia-Pacific headquartered), Legal Innovator of the Year (Sam Nickless) and Innovation in Technology (for dd<i>) at the annual FT Innovative Lawyers Awards held in Hong Kong.


G+T has advised Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co L.P. (together with its affiliates, KKR) on its $2 billion acquisition of MYOB Group Limited (MYOB).


Gilbert + Tobin partner Simon Lynch has been named ‘Lawyer of the Year – Banking + Finance – Australia’ in the Finance Monthly Legal Awards 2019. The Awards recognise the achievements of lawyers and law firms who have delivered exceptional results for their clients over the past 12 months.


Partner and Head of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Neil Pathak speaks to Your Money about why M&A is thriving within the Australian context. Neil also discusses what market and economic conditions led to the large amount of activity in this area and the direction M&A is heading in the future.


Gilbert + Tobin (G+T) has assisted global financial institutions Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Natixis in the S$450 million syndicated debt financing to AirTrunk – a leading provider of hyperscale data centres in the Asia-Pacific region – to fund its expansion across Asia and to build the largest neutral data centre in Singapore (at 60 megawatts).


G+T is advising DuluxGroup on Nippon Paint’s $4.2 billion proposal to acquire DuluxGroup by scheme of arrangement.