The UK’s departure from the EU marked the end of a four and half year separation process. Whilst most details were ironed out in the settlement, cross-border insolvency proceedings seem to have been overlooked. Continue reading Cross-border insolvency in the post-Brexit era
Treasury has made permanent changes to Australia’s continuous disclosure laws so that companies and directors are only liable where they act with “knowledge, recklessness or negligence”. Continue reading Changes to continuous disclosure laws become permanent
SPACs are currently all the rage in US public equity markets. They exploded in popularity through 2020, with no sign of this trend bucking in 2021. Continue reading SPACs: fads or future of financial engineering?
Recent reform to Australia’s foreign investment framework is the most significant in nearly 50 years, focusing on fresh national security risks arising in the current digital age Continue reading National security central to new foreign investment reforms
ASIC Chairman James Shipton is set to depart the corporate regulator following no adverse finding being made against him in the Thom Report. Continue reading Too late to rely on commercial-thinking for departing ASIC Chair
China State Construction Engineering Corporation’s $300m acquisition of Probuild has fallen over after being rejected by the Treasurer on national security grounds. Continue reading Probuild becomes the latest victim to FIRB’s new national interest test
Google has completed its acquisition of Fitbit despite the ACCC’s recent rejection of the tech giant’s proposed behavioural undertaking. Continue reading Google flexes muscles in Fitbit acquisition despite rejected undertaking