Are you prepared? October breach reporting changes loom

In anticipation of the upcoming breach reporting obligations commencing on 1 October 2021, ASIC has released Regulatory Guide 78 (New RG 78) on Breach Reporting by Australian Financial Services (AFS) licensees and credit (AC) licensees. These new expanded reporting obligations seek to address ASIC’s long-standing concerns regarding the timeliness and quality of breach reporting across […]

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Who can use documents obtained in public examinations and when?

In LCM Operations Pty Ltd, in the matter of 316 Group Pty Ltd (In Liquidation) [2021] FCA 324, the Federal Court considered whether a third party who has been assigned a company’s claim by a liquidator breached the Harman undertaking with respect to documents obtained through public examinations. What happened? 316 Group Pty Ltd (316) […]

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Gadens Connect | 2021 Edition Three

For the third edition for 2021 of Gadens Connect, our team provides an overview of key performance indicators including the impact of COVID-19 holds across the recoveries portfolio, an update on permanent changes to the Justice Legislation Amendment (System Enhancements and Other Matters) Act 2021 (Vic) and an insight into setting aside default judgment by […]

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Importance of properly formulating offers made in proceedings involving counterclaims

In Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Pty Limited v Civil Mining & Construction Pty Ltd[1], the Queensland Court of Appeal considered the costs implications of an ‘all up’ offer made under the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 (Qld) (the UCPR) and whether it could determine the ‘net result’ of two orders (each order made in […]

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Financial Accountability Regime – Key Facts

On Friday, 16 July 2021, Treasury released the exposure draft legislation for the Financial Accountability Regime (FAR). Building on the Banking Executive Accountability Regime introduced on 1 July 2018, FAR will apply to all prudentially-regulated institutions e.g. banks, insurers and super funds and will operate to place institutional and personal liability on key executives for […]

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Gadens Connect | 2021 Edition Two

In this edition of Gadens Connect, our team provides an overview of key performance indicators from last quarter; shares an overview of important changes to the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2018 (Vic) and AFCA determinations on Early Release of Superannuation; and addresses mortgagee in possession FAQs. As always, we welcome your feedback on this publication. […]

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En Garde for the Mortgage Broker Referral Regime

Introduction Information sharing and stricter reporting obligations are key to most reforms to financial services law since the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation, and Financial Service Industry. Mortgage brokers are about to be subject to the double-edged sword that is the Mortgage Broker Referral Regime, expected to come into play for all […]

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Gadens Connect | 2021 Edition One

Welcome to the first edition of Gadens Connect for 2021. The festive season was different for many of us, with some enduring yet another lockdown, while others had travel plans cancelled or could not get back to their home state. This edition focuses on moving forward with COVID-19, and how we can help you and […]

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Gadens Connect | 2020 Edition Four

This edition of Gadens Connect provides the first update from the new financial year for our clients in the financial services industry. COVID-19 has continued to impact business across Australia and we are continually working to support our clients where needed. We have seen our clients undertaking resumption activities with customers and preparing to deal […]

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Conflicted remuneration – mortgage brokers’ tricky year ahead

The Federal Treasury has released the long-awaited regulations which will govern mortgage broker remuneration from 1 January 2021, the Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response—Protecting Consumers) (Mortgage Brokers) Regulations 2020 (Regulations). It follows the release of the draft regulations and explanatory statement in August 2019. The Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response – […]

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Liquidators Be Aware – Statutory Demands and Personal Liability for Costs

In SJG Developments Pty Ltd v NT Two Nominees Pty Ltd (in liq),[1] the Supreme Court of Queensland set aside a statutory demand served by the liquidators of NT Two Nominees Pty Ltd (in liquidation) (NT Two Nominees) on SJG Developments Pty Ltd (SJG).  Costs were awarded on the indemnity basis and more significantly, were also ordered […]

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How ASIC’s new product intervention power may be used in the future – looking overseas for clues

In this briefing, we provide an overview of the Australian PIP regime, compare it to overseas regimes and list some of the products which have been banned in Australia and under comparable regimes overseas. This briefing offers an insight into the types of products that ASIC may intervene on in the next few years. Download […]

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