Shareholders’ Right To Call Meetings Now Hollow

Dissatisfied shareholders considering calling a general meeting under section 249F should think again.  The recent…

The Aged Care Royal Commission – Work Begins

The Aged Care Royal Commission last week issued a letter to the 100 largest aged…

Crowd-Sourced Funding and Private Companies: Selling the Dream in Fragments

Last month, the Australian Parliament passed the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill…

The Consumer Data Right: Building the Information Nation

The background There is considerable momentum right now in Australia towards giving control of data…

Gun-Jumping: Cowboys and Cartels in the Merger Business

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) recently launched an unprecedented “gun-jumping” civil prosecution against…

E-lodgement arrives at ASIC

ASIC have recently approved the ASIC Corporations (Email Lodgement Service) Instrument, allowing certain fundraising and…

Why Ipso Facto Clauses Should Be On Your Radar

An ipso facto clause is a standard contract term which provides for default and termination…

Changes to Retail Leases Act (NSW) – what you need to know

In late 2016, the Retail Leases Amendment (Review) Bill 2016 (Bill) was introduced into NSW…

Assessing the Legality of Electronic Signatures

“Electronic signatures” are increasingly becoming seen as a secure, safe way to execute important transactions.…

Marketing practices in IPOs of securities

In the pursuit of new connections and potential clients, firms and issuers marketing IPOs as…

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