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Michael Hughes reports on the decision of Justice Davies in the Federal Court of Australia refusing ASIC’s application to remove liquidators appointed to two companies.
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.
The Federal Circuit Court of Australia imposed fines on a company totalling AUD313,500 for sham contracting and related contraventions of the Fair Work Act 2009.
A series of laws and regulations have been promulgated to introduce the capital subscription system and remove the paid-in capital registration system.
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 much anticipated Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act) came into effect on 30 June 2014.
The Legislative Council is currently debating the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill, and the bill may be passed in the second half of this year.
Sonia Ng reviews the law on implied terms, sees how the law was applied in a recent English case involving a building contract and considers its relevance to us.
The Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules Amendment Instrument 2014 (No.3) (Cth) (Amending Rules) came into force on 1 June 2014.
The long-awaited legislation proposed for security of payment will shortly see the light of day. It has been the subject of a decade-long debate.
Until recently, clauses permitting termination for convenience were a rarity in standard form construction and engineering contracts.
The Commonwealth Treasury has proposed to extend to small businesses the same protection from unfair contract terms as have been given to consumers.
On 12 May 2014, the State Administration of Foreign Exchange issued the Rules on the Foreign Exchange Administration for Cross-border Guarantee.
Keeping track of the rapid and inter-related changes and developments in the BEPS Action Plan can be a real challenge for business.
The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) does not require the person registering a security interest to file the underlying security agreement with the PPSR.
Could one of our big agencies, such as the Australian Taxation Office or the Department of Social Services, be liable for security breaches?
The Australian government released its 2014–15 Budget on 13 May. Karen Payne and Adrian Varrasso highlight a number of issues that will affect corporate Australia.
Full Federal Court sets aside franchise agreement for breach of disclosure obligations under the Franchising Code
On 1 May 2014, the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia handed down its appeal decision in SPAR Licensing Pty Ltd v MIS QLD Pty Ltd.
In July 2013, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released the Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting.