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Class Action Series: Mapping the future of class actions in Australia

Class Action Series: Mapping the future of class actions in Australia

The Australian class action landscape is in a state of flux. Prior to the federal election earlier this year, reforms targeting litigation funding and other aspects of the class action regime continued to loom large; such reforms being primarily aimed at curbing the...

Drowning [in paper], not waving!

Drowning [in paper], not waving!

Surviving disclosure in arbitration and using Redfern Schedule. The late Frank Costigan QC, former Royal Commissioner, eminent barrister and arbitrator, published an article in the Australian Financial Review in 2007 titled “Arbitrate or perish in a pile of paper”.[1]...

ASX Proposes SPP and Material Placement Rules Changes

ASX Proposes SPP and Material Placement Rules Changes

What are the highlights?The proposed amendments seek to ensure the reputation and integrity of the ASX market while still serving the interests of both investors and issuers. The proposed amendments relate to: 1. The issuance of securities by listed entities (Capital...

DINs required for director appointments from April 2022

DINs required for director appointments from April 2022

Director Identification Numbers (DINs) are now in force for new Company Directors from April 2022What are DINs? In 2021 the Australian Business Registry Services (ABRS) and Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) announced plans to implement Director...

Treasury Consultation on Crypto Industry Regulation

Treasury Consultation on Crypto Industry Regulation

On 21 March 2021, Treasury released a consultation paper on the potential regulation of Crypto-Assets Secondary Service Providers (CASSPrs) (the Paper), marking an early government attempt to regulate the crypto industry. There is a strong emphasis throughout the...