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SEC Staff Addresses Mutual Fund Fee Structures in Response to DOL’s Fiduciary Rule

Summary of Recent SEC Staff Actions - As the April 10, 2017, compliance date for the United Stated Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) new fiduciary rule (the “Fiduciary Rule”) approaches, many mutual fund sponsors have...more

New Tax Conditions for Foreign Investment in Australia - Treasurer to Impose Tax Conditions on all Foreign Investment Applications...

On 22 February 2016, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia, published a media release regarding new requirements for foreign investment applications to ensure foreign companies investing in...more

Treasury Consultation Paper – Another Step Towards Crowd-Sourced Equity Funding

On 4 August 2015, the Treasury of the Australian Government released a consultation paper, facilitating crowd-sourced equity funding and reducing compliance costs (Consultation Paper). This follows the previous discussion...more

Introduction of the Exploration Development Incentive

In the 2014 Budget, the Federal Government announced that it would introduce Exploration Development Incentive (EDI) tax credits to encourage and stimulate growth in the junior mining industry. This is a simpler approach to...more

CAMAC's Report on Equity Crowdfunding

Does it Pave the Way to Bridge the Capital Gap for Start-Ups and Small Scale Enterprises in Australia? The Corporations and Markets Advisory Committee (CAMAC) released its report on crowd sourced equity funding (CSEF)...more

ASX's Recent Changes: Rights Issue, Dividend and Distribution Timetables

From 14 April 2014, the Australia Securities Exchange (ASX) will introduce changes to timetables for rights issues, dividend and distribution reinvestment plans and other corporate actions. ...more

ASIC Consults on Employee Incentive Scheme Policy

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released a consultation paper, seeking feedback on proposed reforms to its class order relief and guidance for employee incentive schemes. An updated version of...more

11/25/2013  /  Australia , Incentives , Wages

Proposed Amendments to the Corporate Governance Principles

In August last year, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Corporate Governance Council (Council) undertook a review of the Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations (Recommendations) in response to the corporate...more

A Statutory Definition of Charity

The Government has Passed the Charities Act – Finally a Statutory Definition of Charity - Following public consultation in 2011 and earlier this year, the Federal Government passed the Charities Act 2013 (Act) and...more

ASIC Releases Updated Takeovers Guidance

On 21 June 2013, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) released four new Regulatory Guides, which update and consolidate the bulk of its guidance about takeovers. The new Regulatory Guides cover...more

Continuous Disclosure – What to Say and When?

Key Points - Continuous disclosure is one of the key elements of ensuring market integrity. With the recent amendments to the Listing Rules and the introduction by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) of a new...more

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