Mark Burger

Mark Burger

DLA Piper

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Mining Company One Day, Technology Company The Next: Explaining The Hype Around Reverse Takeovers/Backdoor Listings

This year has seen a sharp increase in backdoor listings (also known as reverse takeovers) on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), to a level that has not been experienced since the peak of the dotcom boom. There has...more

10/13/2014 - ASX Listing Rules Australia Backdoor Listings

Revised ASX Guidance Note 17 - dealing with waivers and in-principle advice

On 22 September 2014, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) released an updated version of Guidance Note 17 to the ASX Listing Rules....more

9/26/2014 - ASX Listing Rules Australia Guidance Update

Revised ASX Guidance Notes Relevant To Applications For Admission And Listing Of Foreign Entities

On 1 September 2014, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) released an updated version of Guidance Note 1 to the ASX Listing Rules (dealing with applications for admission to ASX) and an updated version of Guidance Note 4...more

9/9/2014

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

8/25/2014 - Australia Compliance Corporate Governance Shareholders

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

8/11/2014 - ASX Listing Rules Australia Board of Directors Directors

A Guide to Listing in Australia

FOREWORD BY AUSTRALIAN SECURITIES EXCHANGE - As at 30 June 2014, the aggregate market capitalisation of the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) was about AUD$1.5 trillion. 1,948 domestic companies accounted for...more

8/7/2014 - Australia Australian Stock Exchange Foreign Exchanges Listing Rules

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

6/30/2014 - ASIC Confidential Information Corporate Sales Transactions Disclosure Privacy Policy

The Ins and Outs of Insider Trading (Part 2 of 2)

In our earlier client update on 4 February 2014 (click here to view) we: - outlined the nature and scope of the insider trading prohibition under the Corporations Act; and - highlighted the extent of ASIC's...more

2/11/2014 - ASIC Compliance Insider Trading

The Ins And Outs Of Insider Trading

ASIC's recent announcement that a technology systems upgrade will enable it to watch and tag trades by individual investors is a timely reminder that companies and persons in possession of "inside information" need to be...more

2/4/2014 - ASIC Insider Trading

It's That Time Of Year Again – AGM Season Is Upon Us

For many public companies, significant efforts will be dedicated over the next few months to the company's AGM. The AGM presents an opportunity to engage and communicate with shareholders, but it is imperative to ensure that...more

9/4/2013 - Board of Directors Compliance Corporate Governance Shareholders

ASX Proposes Updates To Their: Corporate Governance Principles & Recommendations; And Listing Rules

ASX last week released two consultation papers in relation to its corporate governance regime. The first outlines proposed updates to the ASX Corporate Governance Principles & Recommendations ("Principles & Recommendations")...more

8/28/2013 - ASX Listing Rules Australia Corporate Governance Disclosure Requirements Transparency

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