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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 People’s Bank of China released the Administrative Measures for the Foreign Exchange Purchase and Sale Business Provided by Banks on 22 June 2014.
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 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 Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules Amendment Instrument 2014 (No.3) (Cth) (Amending Rules) came into force on 1 June 2014.
The Commonwealth Treasury has proposed to extend to small businesses the same protection from unfair contract terms as have been given to consumers.
Report 393 reviews market practice concerning protection of confidential, market-sensitive information.
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.
The Treasury has released draft legislation for public comment, with the aim of reducing compliance costs for business and improving productivity generally.
Minter Ellison has created a quarterly update to discuss the tax issues that you may wish to raise with your board during each reporting period, starting with Q3.
We welcome the Financial System Inquiry (FSI) and the opportunity to offer detailed insights and recommendations to the inquiry via this written submission.
An issues paper has been released as part of the government’s competition law and policy review announced by minister for small business Bruce Billson in December 2013.