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McCullough Robertson is a leading independent Australian law firm with more than 430 employees located in our Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle offices.
McCullough Robertson is a leading independent Australian law firm with more than 430 employees located in our Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle offices.

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New Zealand follows Australia in shutting the back door to foreign residential property investors
In one of her first acts as Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern has announced legislative amendments to classify residential housing as ‘sensitive’ and introduce a test for residency.  The effect of these changes to the Overseas Investment Act wil...
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Sweeping reform to overhaul corporate whistleblower protection regime in Australia
The Federal Government has recently released an exposure draft of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Whistleblowers) Bill 2017  ( the Bill ). Australia’s existing whistleblower protection laws have been the subject of criticism due to their limited scope and comp...
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So what is an initial coin offering?
An initial coin offering ( ICO ) is a concept that has been getting increased airplay in recent times, with estimates that more than $1 billion has been raised globally via ICOs. With some key decisions being made by regulators globally (including the US an...
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ASIC releases its guidance on equity crowd funding
On Friday, ASIC released its regulatory guide on equity crowd-sourced funding ( CSF ) for public companies, ahead of the new laws coming in on 29 September 2017, to assist companies seeking to raise funds through equity CSF to understand and comply with the...
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What attracts investors to IPOs? Critical insights for issuers
On 31 August, ASIC reported on its findings for how investors decide to invest in IPOs, with the release of Report 540: Investors in Initial Public Offerings .  The report includes details on: ASIC’s own inquiries with institutional investors and other fina...
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Shareholders turn the heat up on directors – suing over failure to disclose climate change risk
One of Australia’s leading banks is being sued in a landmark case which may set the benchmark for climate change risk management. Following our recent blog on climate change risk management and the impact on directors’ duties ( read here ), a recent case fi...
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Updated: Internationalising the International Arbitration Act
This article has been updated following Australia becoming a signatory to the Mauritius Convention on 18 July 2017, discussed below. Last week the Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 (Cth) ( Bill ) was introduced into the Senate and receiv...
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Scammers hit ASIC customers
Small businesses are a ready target for scammers, with the latest scam targeting innocent companies trying to do the right thing. ‘ASIC’ email scam ASIC announced today that scammers pretending to be from ASIC have been contacting Registry customers by emai...
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ASIC announces results from review of 31 December 2015 financial reports
On 31 May 2017 we released a post regarding ASIC’s focus areas for surveillance on 30 June 2017 financial reports . Following on from that theme, ASIC has now announced the results from its review of 31 December 2016 financial reports.  ASIC reviewed the fi...
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Six million under - The dangers of accessorial liability
A recent Federal Court decision serves as a timely reminder of the repercussions of companies employing new executives and senior managers who bring with them confidential information obtained dishonestly from their former employer. On 12 May 2017, the Full...
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