Financial Services
Introducing Corporate Collective Investment Vehicles

Introducing Corporate Collective Investment Vehicles

Traditionally it has been perceived that a lack of familiarity by foreign investors with the trust based structure of Australian managed investment schemes has been a significant barrier to attracting offshore investment in Australian funds. To combat this, from 1...

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High Court lays down the law on asset-based lending

High Court lays down the law on asset-based lending

A recent case decided by the High Court found that the lender of an asset-based facility acted unconscionably in making a loan available to the borrower and ordered that the loan and mortgage be set aside. Key Takeaways Lenders must carefully scrutinize the...

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Electronic execution in the time of Coronavirus

Electronic execution in the time of Coronavirus

New legislation allows the continuation of electronic execution of company documents There is some welcome news for companies executing documents whilst lockdown persists. The Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Act 2021 (Cth) came into operation on and from...

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Climate-related Risks for Financial Services Companies

Climate-related Risks for Financial Services Companies

Key takeaways: The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is ramping up regulations on climate–related risks and taking submissions for its new guidelines. The guidelines are not enforceable requirements, but it shows that regulators are pushing the...

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ClarkeKann Lawyers Sydney sharpens commercial focus

ClarkeKann Lawyers Sydney sharpens commercial focus

ClarkeKann’s commitment to delivering solution-based outcomes for our clients remains at the centre of our offering. Providing qualified, trustworthy, bespoke legal advice with a particular focus across our core areas of expertise; Agribusiness, Intellectual Property...

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How-to crowd fund: Q&A with Xinja’s CEO

How-to crowd fund: Q&A with Xinja’s CEO

By Kate Gardner and Suzette Caldaroni Last year Australia passed legislation to allow certain companies to access crowd-sourced funding (CSF). The CSF regime allows companies to raise funds from retail investors, the so-called ‘mum and dad’ investors, of up to $10,000...

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