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New guidance on digital disclosures for financial services consumers
30 Jul 2015
New reforms and a new Regulatory Guide 221 "Facilitating digital financial services disclosure", released by ASIC on Tuesday, aim to make it easier for financial services providers to communicate information to clients digitally.
CU LAB: Mariner decision: implications for takeovers and directors' duties
24 Jul 2015
The Mariner decision's origins lie in a takeover bid announced without firm funding, but as Xuelin Teo explains, it has some important implications for directors' duties too.
New guidance on the duty to report contamination in NSW
23 Jul 2015
New Guidelines on the Duty to Report Contamination are in effect in NSW and may require notification of additional contaminated sites to the EPA, as Claire Smith and Rebecca Davie explain.
A fine balance: investor engagement vs. acquisition of control
23 Jul 2015
Geoff Hoffman and Nicole Landerer explain how investors concerned about corporate governance have new ASIC guidelines to follow.
Clayton Utz Perth lawyer wins Property Council Young Achiever of the Year award
28 Jul 2015
Clayton Utz Perth real estate lawyer Clare van Drunen's professional excellence and outstanding contribution to the property industry saw her named the Stan Perron Young Achiever of the Year at the Property Council of Australia (WA division) Future Directions Young Achiever Awards 2015. The Awards were held last Friday evening in Perth.
There's a right way and a wrong way to handle shareholder disputes
23 Jul 2015
A voluntary administrator is faced with squabbling shareholders - so what to do? Jennifer Ball shows how one administrator's desire to fix the problem led to a costly mistake.
EPBC Act cumulative impacts under the microscope: latest Full Federal Court decision
23 Jul 2015
How should the Federal Minister for the Environment assess the cumulative impacts of your next project? Should they be assessed at all? Kathryn Pacey and Nicole Besgrove examine the latest state of play on this important planning law issue.
When is a "blocking stake" not a blocking stake?
23 Jul 2015
Amcom's successful scheme with Vocus demonstrates why communication with target shareholders should be an integral part of any takeover strategy, say Mark Paganin, Stephen Neale and Thomas Parker.
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