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02 August 2022

12 months reprieve for Foreign Financial Services Providers using Australian Financial Services Licence Exemptions

Today the Australian corporate regulator, ASIC, announced an extension of 12 months for the transitional arrangements for the passporting exemptions and limited connection exemption, which will now expire on 31 March 2024.
02 August 2022

Product Liability 2022

Our product liability team in London has published a guide to managing the recall of defective products across multiple jurisdictions.
01 August 2022

Crypto winter is here – what does it mean for insolvency practitioners?

The collapse of the market for crypto assets is heralding a string of insolvencies and unprecedented technical challenges. Our experts gauge the emerging issues
29 July 2022

City regulator confirms final rules for new UK Consumer Duty and gives firms more time to comply

FCA finalises rules for consumer duty to retail clients as main implementation deadline pushed out to summer 2023
29 July 2022

Acting in concert under the UK Takeover Code: new UK Takeover Panel proposal

The UK Takeover Panel is consulting on changes to who is treated as "acting in concert" for the purposes of the UK Takeover Code.
28 July 2022

Regulatory compliance – keeping TCSPs awake at night

Regulatory compliance continues to rank as the most pressing issue facing trust and company service providers ( TCSPs ) according to participants of our latest survey.
26 July 2022

Climate change - Is it a legal issue?

With The Law Society for England & Wales set to guide solicitors on how to deal with climate change, we explore what it could mean for legal advice
25 July 2022

The Future of Consumer – Asia-Pacific Predictions

Rampant digitisation, pressure on ESG, post-Covid upheaval – our video series tackles the big trends in the booming Asia-Pacific consumer sector
25 July 2022

Deal or no deal? Bring disputes lawyers in early to close that deal

In the highly competitive Asia-Pacific market, savvy private equity firms are increasingly using dispute lawyers to create or defend value.
25 July 2022

Australian foreign investment fees doubled

The Australian Government has doubled filing fees for foreign investment approval applications with effect from 29 July 2022. It has also indicated possible increases to penalties for breaches of Australia’s foreign investment laws
22 July 2022

Artificial Intelligence and Renewables: The rise of renewables in Australia

What role will machine learning, a subset of AI, play in Australia's transition to a zero carbon energy future, and what are some of the implications and trade-offs that come with its increased use in our energy infrastructure?
22 July 2022

Financial Services Bill – UK Government outlines vision for post-Brexit deregulation

The long-awaited Financial Services and Markets Bill marks a significant step in UK ambitions to spark another 'Big Bang' shake-up of City finance
20 July 2022

Trust companies survey 2022: Anti-money laundering regulation

The pace of change in anti-money laundering regulation has been rapid since the 2020 edition of our survey, and shows little sign of slowing down. The EU has introduced a significant AML reform package which is working its way through the legislative process, the UK recently issued responses to...
20 July 2022

‘Safe harbour’ protections may help Australian startups and scaleups ride out the current storm

With a tightening market for capital, the ‘safe harbour’ protections may be critical for Australian startups and scaleups who are unsure if they can raise more capital within their current cash runway or who need to raise through debt securities like convertible notes. Relying on ‘safe harbour’...
20 July 2022

The Third Wheel podcast series: ESG in Australia

We explore the topical Environment, Social and Governance issues of the day in Australia.