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2021 AGMs for ASX200 entities

Corporate, Private Equity, M&A and Commercial

2021 AGMs for ASX200 entities

As at 6 December, almost all entities in the ASX200 have held their AGMs for 2021. Entities have continued to adapt to the challenges brought on by the...

16 December 2021
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Navigating the ethics of AI – What questions should you be asking?

The increased use of Artificial Intelligence raises serious questions: Can – or should – we automate decision making?

16 December 2021
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Proxy advisers’ megaphone media against virtual meetings

One of this year’s prominent corporate governance developments was the Federal Government’s proposed regulatory "crackdown" on proxy advisers.

16 December 2021

Key governance outcomes from the Victorian Royal Commission into Crown

On 15 October 2021, the Hon. Ray Finkelstein AO QC as Commissioner and Chairperson of the Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence, delivered the report (An...

16 December 2021
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Rising from the ashes: DINs and director resignations

The Commonwealth Government currently has a number of initiatives underway to deter and penalise phoenix activity in order to protect those who are negatively affected by such fraudulent...

16 December 2021
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FAR Far Away

On 28 October 2021, the Federal government introduced and read the Financial Accountability Regime Bill 2021 (FAR Bill) to the House of Representatives.

16 December 2021
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Bringing a gift to the party: The (legal) etiquette of political donations

With Commonwealth deadlines for reporting political donations approaching in November, NSW local government elections in December and rumours circulating that the that Commonwealth elections will be held either...

16 December 2021
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Living with the new ASIC breach regime

From 1 October this year, Australian financial services and Australian credit licensees have been subject to a new and expanded ASIC breach reporting regime.

16 December 2021
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Corporate whistleblower programs – increased focus for ASIC and boards

ASIC has signalled a renewed focus on compliance with corporate whistleblower laws following the completion of its review of corporate whistleblower policies by issuing an open letter to...

16 December 2021
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Report from Project Atom – Australia’s wholesale CBDC experiment – released

Through examining both the CBDC and its use, Project Atom demonstrates the potential to improve operational efficiency, risk management and innovation in wholesale funding.

08 December 2021

Your Future, Your Super, Your New Obligations: Choice of fund requirements for new employees – Are you ready?

The rules regarding an employer’s use of “default” superannuation funds are about to change.

29 October 2021

Indonesia’s Harmonized Tax Law: A new tax regime for a modern world

Indonesia’s parliament has introduced a new “omnibus” law – known as the Harmonized Tax Law.

25 October 2021

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