06 October 2017
Reform of French Securitisation Law and Creation of Specialised Financing Vehicles
The reform of the French securitisation legislation announced by the Government throughout the implementation of 'Sapin 2 Law' has been published on 5 October 2017. This reform is coupled with the introduction into French law of specialized financing vehicles and a new reform of the banking...
22 July 2016
Game on: ASIC hits the jackpot in the Panel in the Ainsworth matter
The Takeovers Panel accepted undertakings (relatively late in the process) from Mrs Ainsworth (a 8.96% shareholder) to, amongst other things, refrain from voting on the transaction pursuant to which her husband would sell his controlling stake in Ainsworth Game Technology for a price which had a 33...
31 March 2016
2016 ASIC Annual Forum at a Glance
In case you were not able to attend the 2016 ASIC annual forum held in Sydney last week (the theme of which was ‘Culture Shock’), we thought it may be useful to briefly summarise our key takeaways from comments made over the course of various sessions.
15 November 2019
The Lloyds/HBOS litigation: The first shareholder class action judgment in England & Wales
The first judgment in a shareholder class action in England & Wales has been handed down by the High Court today in Sharp v Blank  EWHC 3078 (Ch) (also known as The Lloyds/HBOS litigation ).
14 November 2019
Employees’ consent to data processing soon to be made electronic under German data protection law
When it comes to employment-related data processing, employers in Germany are regularly required to obtain consent from their employees by seeking their wet ink signature to be on the safe side. This additional administrative burden may soon be a thing of the past according to the recently approved...
13 November 2019
One year of Model Declaratory Action in Germany – taking stock and outlook
Fuelled by revelations consequent of the Volkswagen diesel emissions technology cases, the German legislator hastily introduced a new law on Model Declaratory Action ( Musterfeststellungsklage ). This denotes an important step by the German legislator into the direction of collective redress in B2C...
12 November 2019
Beneficial Ownership – Implementation, Supervision and Sanctions
If you only hold minority shares in a company, can you be considered a beneficial owner of that company from an Indonesian regulatory perspective? If the answer is “yes,” should your name be reported to the Indonesian authorities? Up to what level of ownership is a company required to disclose the...
12 November 2019
Casting the regulatory net over virtual assets – SFC finalises new regulatory framework for virtual asset trading platforms
On 6 November 2019, the Security and Futures Commission ( SFC ) issued a position paper setting out a new regulatory framework for the licensing of centralised virtual asset trading platforms, following the SFC’s conceptual framework issued last year.
08 November 2019
Seeking closure: how to minimise deal disruption
Mergers and acquisitions are increasingly taking longer to close. This is due in large part to the rapid rise in the number of antitrust regimes around the world and the increased willingness of antitrust regulators to intervene in transactions. Protracted deal timetables also mean that a...
06 November 2019
To infinity and beyond: The Fairness Doctrine
The implications of the recent Full Federal Court decision in ASIC v Westpac Securities Administration Limited  FCAFC 187 ( ASIC v Westpac ) are far-reaching for the financial services industry. The case is, of course, a significant development in the laws concerning the parameters of general...
06 November 2019
Update on Indonesian Language Requirements for Contracts with Indonesian Parties
In this artilce, we look at how the introduction of Presidential Regulation No. 63 of 2019 on the Use of Bahasa Indonesia (“ PR 63 ”) dated 30 September 2019, which is the long-awaited implementing regulation of Law No. 24 of 2009 on the National Flag, Language, Emblem and Anthem (“ Law 24 ”), may...