The Competition Policy Review Panel has this afternoon released its Final Report, recommending wide-reaching changes to competition laws, the institutions that enforce them and the competition policy landscape.
Responses to high profile and high impact data breaches require particular care and integration of C-suite, legal and regulatory, public affairs and media teams. Gilbert + Tobin partner Peter Leonard examines how legal and regulatory counsel can facilitate this process. This article was published in the March 2015 edition of ACLA.
Special Counsel Peter Reeves and Lawyer Georgina Willcock provide an overview of The Asia Region Funds Passport (Passport) – an initiative to facilitate the offer of interests in certain collective investment schemes (CIS) established in Passport member economies to investors in other Passport member economies.
The Australian Treasury has recently published its discussion paper, Crowd-sourced Equity Funding, drawing on submissions relating to CAMAC’s proposals (see our previous update) and the existing New Zealand regulatory framework for crowd funding.
Updated – Gilbert + Tobin partner and iappANZ director Peter Leonard discusses internet data retention in Australia and the proposed bill tabled in Parliament on 30 October 2014. This article was published in the February/March 2015 edition of the internet law bulletin.
Peter Leonard, Partner Gilbert + Tobin and Director iappANZ discusses how the sensible application of risk management principles to evaluate the effectiveness of technical, operational or contractual safeguards will often lead to controversial and sometimes uncertain conclusions. This article was first published in the iappANZ journal, March 2015.
In this issue: ASIC issues a stop order on pre-prospectus publications by Bitcoin Group Limited, ASX revises Guidance Note 27 on trading policies and the Government seeks to strengthen Australia’s foreign investment framework.
Justice Black has confirmed in his written reasons for judgment in Re Nexus Energy Ltd (subject to deed of company arrangement)  NSWSC 1910 (Nexus) the utility of section 444GA to achieve debt for equity restructures of listed companies.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) launches 2015 Compliance and Enforcement Policy at CEDA in Sydney. This policy provides valuable insight into the ACCC’s enforcement priorities for the year ahead.
On 13 February ASIC issued a stop order prohibiting Bitcoin Group Limited (a Bitcoin miner) from publishing statements concerning its intention to make an initial public offering of its shares on the ASX until it has formally lodged a prospectus.
A look into the future of NFC and NFC uptake in Australia (a world leading proponent of NFC technology) including payment systems, banking, retail and transport applications. From Opal cards to credit cards – this surprisingly versatile technology has seemingly endless uses in the digital age.
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