Welcome to Edition 80 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.
There have been a number of significant developments in the fintech landscape that are likely to have an ongoing impact on businesses and consumers. Staying abreast of such developments will be important following the recent political changes in Australia.
Welcome to Edition 79 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.
In this case, the Supreme Court of Victoria – Court of Appeal held that the bringing of proceedings by certain companies to enforce pre-emptive rights in their constitutions amounted to the provision of financial assistance to acquire their own shares in contravention of section 260A of the Corporations Act 2001
There have been a number of recent cases which have illustrated the readiness of the Federal Court to protect the interests of the shareholders as well as the integrity of the market in situations where shares have been issued and on-sold with defective disclosure. In Re Wangle Technologies Ltd and Re Poseidon Nickel Ltd, each of the companies issued shares without correct disclosure under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).
This case concerned alleged oppressive conduct relating to Canberra Eye Hospital Pty Ltd (CEH) which was owned by the majority shareholders (57%) and the minority shareholders (43%). Each of the CEH shareholders were ophthalmologists who performed cataract surgery at the Hospita
"Potentially problematic” debt behaviours are among the findings of ASIC’s Report 580 on credit card lending in Australia. Partner Elizabeth Avery and Peter Reeves discusses what the Report means for consumers and credit providers in this article.
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At Gilbert + Tobin, our team looks at technology influences as they apply to all industries. We advise on the impacts of technology on the contract structures, the laws and the corporate/commercial processes that underpin your business. Our focus, like yours, adjusts as your company and your industry demands dictate.