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New requirements for New Zealand incorporated companies
These changes are being phased in to ensure that existing companies have time to comply with the new requirements.
Australia
10 Mar 2015
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Controversial Directors and Officers Defence Costs Decision Reversed
A discussion of the New Zealand case of Steigrad & Ors v BFSL2007 Ltd & Ors HC.
Australia
15 Apr 2013
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Directors and Officers Liability Insurance - Recent Australian reforms
Looking back, 2012 will be remembered for a number of key decisions on director liabilities.
Australia
15 Apr 2013
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Bankruptcy stay issues in insured D&O (Directors and Officers Liability Insurance) claims
An insurer should be granted relief from stay where the proceeds of the policy are clearly not property of the estate.
United States
6 Apr 2013
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Restructuring e-Newsletter - Global Insight - Issue 5
Global Insight is a digital publication providing you with news, views and analysis from our Global Restructuring Group.
Australia
 
6 Apr 2013
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Australian Government to implement more detailed disclosure requirements of remuneration reporting for listed companies
The amendments will impose more obligations on listed companies' disclosure requirements around executive remuneration.
Australia
16 Jan 2013
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Australian directors beware - first wave of directors become personally liable for unpaid superannuation
These changes will provide the Commissioner with a wider ambit to pursue directors for breaches of their obligations.
Australia
14 Jan 2013
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Australian High Court decision on Fortescue: investors don't think like lawyers
The High Court's view is that investors are more savvy and a complete technical analysis of agreements is not necessary.
Australia
9 Oct 2012
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Two-strikes with the legislative dagger slay the drafting error: the introduction of the Corporations Amendment (Proxy Voting) Act 2012
The amendments clarify that the chair of the meeting can vote undirected proxies on a remuneration report resolution.
Australia
14 Jul 2012
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Director's final cut of An Officer and a General Counsel: the High Court's decision
This case discusses when a 'general counsel' could be classified an 'officer' of a company under the Corporations Act.
Australia
9 May 2012
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Major High Court Decision - Director's Duties and Stockmarket Integrity
Directors should note this decision, especially for the high threshold of their duties relating to market disclosure.
Australia
6 May 2012
12
D&O Developments in 2011: Keeping us on our toes
This report considers recent decisions, legislation and other developments relating to directors, officers and insurers.
Australia
29 Feb 2012
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The Bridgecorp Decision: A Bridge too Far?
Insurers are introducing enhancements to D&O policies to ensure insureds do not lose entitlements to defence costs.
Australia
29 Feb 2012
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Australian Companies Could be Caught by the UK Bribery Act
Discussion of the UK Bribery Act and its potential effect on Australian Companies.
Australia
20 Jul 2011
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Directors' Ability to Rely on Employees and Advisers - What does the Feltex Case tell us?
In the recent decision of Ministry of Economic Development v Feeney And Ors the District Court considered the extent to which directors can rely on expert advice from employees and the company's advisers. This case is a reminder of the ability of directors to seek and rely on expert and professional advice in performing their duties. And, presumably, the converse of that must also be true, that if directors do seek professional advice but choose to ignore it without good reason, they will not ha
Australia
16 Aug 2010
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James Hardie Civil Penalty Proceedings: New Guidance On Directors’ And Officers’ Duties.
The recent decision of Gzell J in “ASIC v Macdonald (No 11)” [2009] NSWSC 287 provides new guidance on directors’ and officers’ duties under the “Corporations Act 2001” (Cth) (Act).
Australia
23 Jul 2009
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Rights Issues - Practical Considerations For New Zealand Listed Issuers
This guide answers ten key questions commonly raised by listed companies who are seeking to raise capital from their existing shareholders.
New Zealand
19 May 2009
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Government Reforms Legislation For Termination Benefits
The government has released its draft legislation to broaden the circumstances where shareholder approval will be required for the payment to directors and executives of termination benefits as announced on 18 March 2009. The legislation applies to all companies.
Australia
6 May 2009
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Margin Lending - Issues 2009
‘There will be a single, standard, national regulation and supervision of margin lending by July 1, 2009.’ - Minister for Superannuation & Corporate Law, Senator the Hon Nick Sherry, 18 January 2009.
Australia
3 Apr 2009
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Recession - Facing The Challenge
The current economic conditions are creating challenges for all of us. The biggest challenges are likely to arise out of what we cannot control, for example, our suppliers, our customers, our landlords, our tenants and our financiers. Their behaviour is largely outside our influence.
New Zealand
5 Mar 2009
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