Jacques Jacobs

Jacques Jacobs

DLA Piper

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Future Of Financial Advice Series ASIC'S New Powers

This update is intended as a general overview, targeted specifically at claims officers and underwriters of insurers of professionals required to comply with the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms. WHAT IS IT?...more

11/23/2013 - Australia Australian Securities and Investments Commission Financial Adviser FOFA Reforms Insurers

Future Of Financial Advice Series : Opt-In And Fee Disclosure

This update is intended as a general overview, targeted specifically at claims officers and underwriters of insurers of professionals required to comply with the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms. WHAT IS...more

11/14/2013 - Fee Disclosure Financial Adviser FOFA Reforms Opt-In Underwriting

Future Of Financial Advice Series - Ban On Conflicted Remuneration (Australia)

INTRODUCTION - This update is intended as a general overview, targeted specifically at claims officers and underwriters of insurers of professionals required to comply with the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA)...more

10/24/2013 - Australia FOFA Reforms Remuneration

Future Of Financial Advice Series: Best Interests Duty

WHAT IS IT? The best interests duty requires financial advisers to place the interests of their clients ahead of their own in providing personal advice to retail clients. It is designed to build trust and confidence...more

10/10/2013 - Australia Australian Securities and Investments Commission Conflicts of Interest Fiduciary Duty Financial Adviser FOFA Reforms Insurers

Litigation funders in Australia - tighter regulations on the horizon?

To date, litigation funders in Australia have been subject only to "light touch" external regulation. However, there are increasing calls to see greater scrutiny applied to these funds. On issue which might prove a...more

9/26/2013 - Australia Class Action Conflicts of Interest Contingency Fees Discretionary Trust Litigation Funding

Australia: Section 6 - Charges doesn't extend to Defence Costs

In a unanimous decision, five justices of the New South Wales (NSW) Court of Appeal found that in circumstances where a section 6 (s6) charge has been asserted on insurance moneys, that charge would not extend to insurance...more

7/12/2013 - Insurance Regulations Insurers Legal Costs Statutory Interpretation

Australian Securities & Investment Commission In The Matter Of Northwest Resources Limited V Craigside Company Limited BVI Company...

This case, Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) in the matter of Northwest Resources Limited v Craigside Company Limited BVI company number 74124 named in the Schedule [2013] FCA 201 considered when it is...more

6/12/2013 - Australian Securities and Investments Commission BVI Business Companies Criminal Prosecution

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