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Minter Ellison competition and regulatory specialist partner Geoff Carter has said that the introduction of more non-executive directors is a good idea.
NZ-listed Infratil has agreed to sell its Australian businesses to Snowy Hydro for AUD605m. Minter Ellison advised Infratil on the strategic review.
Minter Ellison believes Australia needs a ‘macroprudential’ body with powers to address issues outside the current financial system regulatory parameters.
The FSI panel will be hard pressed to find evidence to support fundamental change to the structure of the banking sector that might flow into regulatory change, according to Richard Batten.
The Queensland government has released consultation drafts of the Planning and Development Bill 2014 and the Planning and Environment Court Bill 2014.
Trustpower has emerged as the successful bidder for a suite of green power assets of the New South Wales government.
SAFE has announced reforms to its foreign exchange administration in order to make it easier for Chinese individuals and companies to invest abroad.
Competition regulators maintain vigilance on combating cartels and facilitating a healthy global business environment
Regulators around the world remain focused on the impact of cartels on business, and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is no exception.
After launching the Shanghai pilot free-trade zone nine months ago, the Shanghai government has released the 2014 Negative List.
Minter Ellison financial services partner Richard Batten has welcomed the FSI Interim Report as a comprehensive survey of all issues affecting Australia’s financial system.
Investor Daily has cited Minter Ellison’s client alert ‘FOFA regulations finally made’ prepared by financial services specialist partner Richard Batten.
A new derivative reporting regime will commence in Australia in 2015.
This edition of Governance News provides a synopsis of Minter Ellison’s weekly summary of corporate law and governance developments in Australia and overseas.
The deadline for employers to report share-based awards is approaching. The ATO is increasing its focus on ESS reporting compliance so employers should be aware of some of the traps.
The Corporations Amendment (Streamlining Future of Financial Advice) Regulation 2014 was made on 26 June and registered on 30 June.
The much anticipated Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) came into effect on 30 June 2014.
The Treasury of the Australian government has released a consultation paper on providing certainty for contractual loss absorption provisions in regulatory capital.
ASIC cuts highlight the need for better financial planning self-regulation, according to Richard Batten from Minter Ellison.
The US government has moved to act on carbon emissions by requiring US states to reduce carbon emissions from power plants by 30 per cent by 2030.
The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules Amendment Instrument 2014 (No.3) (Cth) (Amending Rules) came into force on 1 June 2014.