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14 November 2022

The Supreme Court of NSW's latest thinking on shareholder communications

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has recently provided guidance on its requirements for communications with shareholders via inbound and outbound calls and on meetings with proxy advisers in the context of a scheme of arrangement.
14 November 2022

Takeovers Law & Strategy – new 6th Edition

A new edition of Takeovers Law & Strategy is due to be released this month. Since the last edition was released in 2017, there have been 130 decisions made by the Takeovers Panel, revised guidance notes, new foreign investment rules and other developments.
14 November 2022

Update on the Allocation of CO²-Costs between Landlord and Tenant

The principle that consumption-based ancillary costs can be shifted in full to tenants will no longer be applicable as of January 1, 2023.
14 November 2022

Term SOFR in USD loans

There has been a divergence in the international market in the rate which will replace USD LIBOR when it is discontinued at the end of June next year. Given the significant investment in systems to calculate compounded in arrear near risk-free rates (RFRs) and market familiarity with those rates in...
14 November 2022

Dealing with regulatory approval uncertainty and delay in members’ schemes of arrangement in Australia

Uncertainty regarding the receipt of regulatory approvals is fuelling concerns regarding completion risk.
14 November 2022

UNLOCKING ESG INVESTMENT IN AUSTRALIA

Today’s investors, consumers and employees expect companies to take the lead on ESG initiatives – requiring sharp focus on the investments required to hit targets set by Australia and its corporate citizens
14 November 2022

ASIC’s new views on material adverse change conditions

In its September Corporate Finance Update , ASIC outlined its expectation that material adverse change ( MAC ) conditions contain objective and quantifiable standards by which the parties to a transaction, and their securityholders, can determine whether a material adverse change has occurred.
14 November 2022

Shareholder applications and standing in the Australian Takeovers Panel

11 November 2022

Higher penalties and strengthened unfair contract terms regime under amendments to Australian Competition and Consumer Law

The Federal Government has amended the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) to increase maximum penalties for contraventions of Australia’s competition and consumer laws and strengthen the unfair contract terms ( UCT ) regime in the Australian Consumer Law. This is what you need to know.
11 November 2022

The Australian Government tables Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill 2022: What it means for your business

The Australian Federal Government is pushing ahead with the most extensive industrial relations reform seen since the introduction of the Fair Work Act some 13 years ago, commencing with the tabling of the Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill in the House of Representatives on 27 October 2022, together...
11 November 2022

Industrial Relations Law Reform Agendas

Following the Federal Election promises made in mid-May 2022 by the Australian Labor Party (ALP), and the recent introduction of the Secure Jobs, Better Pay Bill 2022 (Cth), industrial relations law reform is imminent.
10 November 2022

UPDATE ON THE UK GREEN TAXONOMY

New information on the government's sustainable finance plan has come to light, but key questions remain
10 November 2022

COP27 and the UK energy sector – between a rock and a hard place

The UK's climate change agenda will be complicated by an energy market under intense pressure and policy in flux
10 November 2022

COP27 and the EU energy sector – great expectations

The EU enters the COP27 summit with an ambitious vision to tackle climate change – will rhetoric match reality?
10 November 2022

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS TRUST COMPANIES SURVEY - STAYING ONE MOVE AHEAD

Our comprehensive poll of trust firms boasts quantitative analysis on key areas including data privacy and security risk, reputational risk and regulatory compliance.