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

The new data economy is approaching: Open Banking mandated to start from 1 July 2020

The legal framework is now in place for the start of the CDR in the banking sector. The timeframes for responding to requests for consumer data have...

11 February 2020

Treasury’s proposals for a new Financial Accountability Regime

This article was written by Diana Nicholson, Tim Bednall and Rebecca Williams.Treasury has released a Proposal Paper for the Financial Accountability Regime (“FAR”).  When legislated, FAR will impose...

03 February 2020

Insurance claims services: Can you handle it? Claims handling set to become a new financial service

Treasury has released draft legislation to make handling and settlement of insurance claims a new ‘financial service’. The exposure draft is open for consultation until 10 January...

12 December 2019

Smart derivatives contracts: From concept to construction

King & Wood Mallesons and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. have published a new whitepaper that sets out practical steps for developing smart derivatives contracts.

04 October 2018
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Australian Open Banking Review Released

It provides advice on the design and implementation of Australia’s Open Banking system and is the first stage in a broader consumer data right.

09 February 2018
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"Know Your Token": A guide to participating in token sales

Token sales are rapidly gaining momentum as the darling of capital raising in the digital economy.

31 July 2017

FoFA Reforms: ASIC’s First Scalp

ASIC has claimed its first scalp for breaches of the “best interests” and “appropriate advice” obligations incorporated into the Freedom of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms.

12 April 2017
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Australia’s Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle: looking to Europe for inspiration?

In April 2016, the Federal Government committed to the introduction of a new tax and regulatory framework for two new types of collective investment vehicles (each a “CIV”)...

22 March 2017

First glimpse of game-changing reforms to product design and distribution, and ASIC’s intervention powers

The Australian government has requested feedback and comments on the measures outlined in the Proposals Paper.

15 December 2016
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Treasury revises the proposed industry funding model for ASIC

The Australian Treasury has released a proposals paper to introduce an industry funding model for ASIC commencing in the second half of 2017.

09 November 2016

ASIC makes key announcements concerning licence exemptions for foreign financial service providers

ASIC has made key announcements for foreign financial service providers (FFSPs) who rely on Australian financial services licence exemptions.

28 September 2016
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CRS gaining momentum: Singapore and Australia to exchange information on residents’ financial accounts to combat tax evasion

Singapore signs its first Competent Authority Agreement under the OECD Common Reporting Standard, with Australia.

09 September 2016

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