This guide provides corporate counsel and international practitioners with a comprehensive worldwide legal analysis of the laws and regulations of fintech. Peter Reeves authored the Australia chapter of the inaugural edition.
Gilbert + Tobin has developed a comprehensive and forward-looking overview of “green finance” products and mechanisms available for use in developing renewable energy, climate resilience and other environmental projects, with a strategic focus on Australia.
The Retail Leases Act 1994 (NSW) (RLA) regulates retail leasing relationships in New South Wales. The intention of the legislation is to ensure fair and efficient dealings between parties to retail leases.
Much ink will be spilt on the 2017 Federal Budget’s targeting of the big banks by way of a liabilities levy, however the sector may be subject to much greater structural reform by virtue of other measures introduced in the Budget to target dispute resolution, accountability and competition in the financial services sector. This update unpacks those various features of the Budget.
The Federal Budget 2017/18 has a significant focus on increasing competition in the financial services sector. While some of these changes reflect sector-wide reforms, such as an inquiry into ‘open banking’, a Productivity Commission inquiry into competition in Australian financial services and funding for Australian Competition and Consumer Commission oversight of financial services (discusse
Following the March introduction of the long awaited Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 (Cth) (CSF Act), the Government has moved to extend the reach of its crowd-sourced equity funding (CSF) reforms to proprietary companies.
Smart contracts have the potential to signiﬁcantly alter the commercial, legal and regulatory landscape. Bernadette Jew and Peter Reeves of Gilbert + Tobin, and George Samman of Sammantics consultancy, analyse the opportunities smart contracts could bring, the challenges that need to be addressed, and how smart contracts could enable corporate digitisation.
This story first appeared in Digital Business Lawyer
The 2017/18 Federal Budget was marketed as one of "security, fairness and opportunity"; however, it will likely be remembered as the year of new taxes and big spending! Yet, the Government is forecasting a return to surplus in 2020/21.
This White Paper is the result of an international study tour undertaken by two of the authors, Simon Muys and Geoff Petersen, during January 2017. During the tour, we met with and discussed current trends in energy market regulation and transformation with a range of leading new energy businesses, utilities, policy advocates, regulators and academics.
Doing business in Australia answers some of the most common questions an overseas investor may ask when establishing a business presence in Australia. It aims to provide an introduction to the laws of Australia for overseas legal practitioners
When Malcolm Turnbull commenced as Prime Minister, he won Australians over with his positive outlook and vision for innovation. However this week, the Government demonstrated that its mantra of innovation and an “ideas boom” has shifted substantially since 2015. This includes budget cuts to Universities and a clamping down on research and development (R&D) spending.