Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap — Monday, 23 May 2022

Keeping on top of the latest financial services regulatory and compliance trends? Investing time in your professional development within a rapidly changing financial services industry is challenging. To meet that challenge, the Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap is designed to keep you at the forefront of your practice by quickly setting out the top five developments from the […]

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Working out your priorities – how employee creditors claims were able to trump research and development tax refunds

In the recent case of In the matter of Spitfire Corporation Limited (in liquidation) and Aspirio Pty Ltd (in liquidation) [2022] NSWSC 340, the NSW Supreme Court has provided clarity on the order of priority for employee debts and secured creditor claims, where the key asset is an entitlement to tax refunds for research and […]

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Missed it by that much: The FCA decides the proper construction of the UCPR in relation to online filing

In a recent case involving a default judgment to recover the sum of an outstanding loan, the Federal Court of Australia considered whether it had jurisdiction to set aside a bankruptcy notice issued against the guarantor of the loan and whether it had jurisdiction to extend the time for compliance with the bankruptcy notice. Background […]

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Federal Court cracks down on legal privilege claims – An operational hazard for the multi-disciplinary firms?

A multi-disciplinary firm has used legal privilege to shield documents from the ATO during an audit of its multinational clients, a judge has found, in a ruling that has put multi-disciplinary firms on notice. In Commissioner of Taxation v PricewaterhouseCoopers [2022] FCA 278 Federal Court Justice Moshinsky ruled that a legitimate relationship between lawyer and […]

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Federal Court finds RI Advice failed to adequately manage cybersecurity risks

In the landmark decision of Australian Securities and Investments Commission v RI Advice Group Pty Ltd (RI Advice) [2022] FCA 496, the Federal Court found that Australian Financial Services licensee, RI Advice, breached its license obligations to act efficiently and fairly when it failed to have adequate risk management systems to manage its cybersecurity risks. […]

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Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap — Monday, 2 May 2022

Keeping on top of the latest financial services regulatory and compliance trends? Investing time in your professional development within a rapidly changing financial services industry is challenging. To meet that challenge, the Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap is designed to keep you at the forefront of your practice by quickly setting out the top five developments from the […]

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Was there a foreseeable risk of harm? Supreme Court of Western Australia finds directors were in breach of their statutory and common law directors’ and officers’ duties

Defendants to a proceeding related to a breach of an Asset Sale Agreement, successfully joined directors to the action by way of a third party notice, seeking damages for liability incurred where those directors had breached their directors obligations to discharge their duties with due care and diligence (Section 180(1) of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)). […]

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Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap — Monday, 11 April 2022

Keeping on top of the latest financial services regulatory and compliance trends? Investing time in your professional development within a rapidly changing financial services industry is challenging. To meet that challenge, the Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap is designed to keep you at the forefront of your practice by quickly setting out the top five developments from the […]

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Notesco Pty Ltd v Australian Financial Complaints Authority Ltd [2022] NSWC 285

In Notesco Pty Ltd v Australian Financial Complaints Authority Ltd [2022] NSWC 285, the Supreme Court of NSW considered the validity of a Determination made by AFCA requiring Notesco Pty Ltd (Notesco) to pay compensation to an elderly resident of France who lost his life savings trading in CFDs (via a third party broker) on […]

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Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap — Monday, 28 March 2022

Keeping on top of the latest financial services regulatory and compliance trends? Investing time in your professional development within a rapidly changing financial services industry is challenging. To meet that challenge, the Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap is designed to keep you at the forefront of your practice by quickly setting out the top five developments from the […]

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The digital frontier – staying ahead of the crypto curve

We are in an era that many are now describing as the ‘digital frontier’ – where visions of decentralised financial systems (DeFi) and decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs) run abound with an endgame that intends to shake up the way traditional finance is offered to consumers. On 21 March 2022 the Treasury released its consultation paper […]

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Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap — Monday, 21 March 2022

Keeping on top of the latest financial services regulatory and compliance trends? Investing time in your professional development within a rapidly changing financial services industry is challenging. To meet that challenge, the Australian Regulators Weekly Wrap is designed to keep you at the forefront of your practice by quickly setting out the top five developments from the […]

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