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Financial assurance reform – new surety types

The Queensland Government has released its latest discussion paper as part of the broader review being conducted of Queensland's financial assurance framework (read about the other discussion papers here). Financial...more

Financial assurance and mine rehabilitation reform in Queensland

In May 2017, the Queensland Government released two discussion papers outlining proposed changes to Queensland's financial assurance and rehabilitation framework. The consultation period has now closed and the Queensland...more

Is your tenure valid?

The High Court's decision in Forrest & Forrest Pty Ltd v Wilson & Ors [2017] HCA 30 has confirmed the importance of strict compliance with the provisions of the Mining Act 1978 (WA) (Mining Act) when applying for the grant of...more

Foreign Investment in Australia - Update

Foreign investment is key to Australia’s economic development, and Australia welcomes it. As the fourth largest economy in the dynamic Asia Pacific region, Australia's competitive economy is set for continued expansion -...more

Financial Assurance Reform in Queensland

Findings and recommendations by the Queensland Treasury Corporation in its Review of Queensland's Financial Assurance Framework report (April 2017) (QTC Paper) have manifested in substantial proposed reforms to Queensland's...more

5/24/2017  /  Australia , Mining , Treasury

Foreign Investment in Australia

Foreign investment is key to Australia’s economic development, and Australia welcomes it. As the fourth largest economy in the dynamic Asia Pacific region, Australia's competitive economy is set for continued expansion...more

Corporate Update: Australia's Foreign Investment Regime Reloaded

2015 has seen a rapid succession of changes, public consultation and now proposed amendments to the legislative and policy regime regulating foreign investment in Australia1. Collectively they represent the most significant...more

Takeovers: A New Approach to Unacceptable Circumstances

Queensland North Australia Pty ltd v Takeovers Panel [2015] FCAFC 68 - Background - The Full Federal Court has delivered a judgment that will change the way the Australian Takeovers Panel (the Panel) approaches...more

Top 10 Australian Public M&A Predictions For 2015

1. RETURN OF THE MEGA DEAL - The mega deal is back. The shift in strategic direction by companies worldwide from one of organic growth with core business focus to higher risk strategies of diversification will likely...more

Corporate Governance Update: The Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014 (CTH)

The Corporations Amendment (Publish What You Pay) Bill 2014 (Cth) (Bill) is currently before the Senate. If passed, it will amend the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to require: - Australian companies involved in...more

Substantial Holder Notices - Some Recent Developments

Substantial holder notices are essential for the existence of an informed market. As reiterated by the Takeovers Panel (Panel) in the recent Northern Iron Ltd [2014] ATP 11 (Northern Iron) decision: "the broadly cast...more

The DLA Piper Guide To Annual Reporting For The Financial Year To 30 June 2014

In This Issue: - Timing Requirements - Content Requirements - Directors’ Report - ASX Listing Rules – Reporting Requirements - Excerpt from Timing Requirements: The table on the following...more

Corporate Governance Update: Handling Of Confidential Information - Briefings And Unannounced Corporate Transactions

ASIC recently released Report 393 Handling of confidential information: Briefings and unannounced corporate transactions (the "Report"). The Report results from ASIC's attendance at sample investor briefings, media-based...more

Top 10 Australian M&A Predictions for 2014

The results are in - 2013 was another tough year for the Australian M&A market overall. However, despite a sluggish first half of 2013, we saw increased M&A activity in the second half of the year (with three of the biggest...more

ASIC puts insider trading under the microscope

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has announced that its new $43.7 million next generation market surveillance system has become operational. The system, known as Market Analysis Intelligence (MAI),...more

Takeovers Panel Decisions: Briefing Notes Publication

These publications will cover the key decisions from the Takeovers Panel and break them down to highlight the key implications and learning points relevant to you. The Briefing Notes will all feature practical takeaway...more

10/25/2013  /  Debt , Refinancing , Takeover Agreement
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