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HTMLAustralian Takeovers Panel Decision Raises Uncertainty about the Valuation Disclosure Obligations of Target Company Directors
Mark Crean, Brett Heading; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 2016
When faced with a takeover bid, the directors of the target company must make a crucial decision: If they believe the bid undervalues the shares of the company, what information should they disclose to shareholders?

 

HTMLThe Changing Role of Australian Boards in Oversight of Corporate Culture
Mark Crean, Tim L'Estrange; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 2016
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission's ("ASIC") recent crackdown on corporate culture, particularly focused on banks, has been fuelling much debate about the role of boards in the oversight of culture within an organisation. Some have accused ASIC of attempting to be the...

 

HTMLChain of Responsibility Reforms Set to Overhaul Liability for Environmental Clean-Ups in Queensland
Brett Heading, James I. Parker, Tony Wassaf; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
April 14, 2016, previously published on March 2016
The mining and resources downturn is bringing forward the closure of many of Australia's ageing smelters, steelworks, power stations and mines and their corresponding environmental rehabilitation obligations. Often, the owners of those assets lack the financial ability to cover their statutory...

 

HTMLEmployee Who Rejected Alternative Positions not Entitled to Redundancy Payout
Joshua Kang, Adam Salter; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 2016
In Adcock v Blackmores Limited & Ors [2016] FCCA 265 (February 12, 2016), the Federal Circuit Court of Australia ("FCCA") found that an employee had not been made redundant when his role was made redundant but he had been made genuine offers of employment in similar roles not inferior...

 

HTMLFederal Court Finds Averse Action when New Mother Made Redundant
Stephanie Crosbie, Adam Salter; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
April 13, 2016, previously published on March 2016
In Heraud v Roy Morgan Research Ltd [2016] FCCA 185 (February 5, 2016) the Federal Circuit Court of Australia decided that an employer took adverse action against an employee (the "Applicant") by refusing her request for flexible working hours and bringing forward her redundancy when she...

 

HTMLClass Actions in Australia: 2015 in Review
John Emmerig, Michael J. Legg; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
April 5, 2016, previously published on March 2016
2015 saw the commencement and settlement of class actions in a range of areas: shareholder, investor, consumer, product liability, environment, and government in the Supreme Courts of Victoria and New South Wales as well as the Federal Court of Australia. The Law Reform Commission of Western...

 

HTMLNew False Accounting Offences in Australia Likely to Increase Prosecutions for Foreign Corruption and Other Corporate Criminal Offences
Steven W. Fleming; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
March 30, 2016, previously published on March 2016
The Australian Federal Parliament has enacted amendments to the Federal Criminal Code that are designed to address perceived deficiencies in Australia's legislative regime that prohibit Australians (individual and corporations) from bribing foreign government officials. Specifically, the amendments...

 

HTMLConcurrent Australian Class Actions Allowed to Proceed Due to Different Funding Arrangements and Case Strategy
John Emmerig, Michael J. Legg; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
March 17, 2016, previously published on March 2016
Australian Executor Trustees Limited ("AET") was the trustee for holders of debentures issued by Provident Capital Limited ("Provident") under the provisions of Chapter 2L of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (the "Act"). Following the collapse of Provident in 2012, two...

 

HTMLNew Taxation Conditions to be Imposed on Investors as Australia's Foreign Investment Law Overhaul Continues
Mark Crean, Brett Heading; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
March 15, 2016, previously published on March 2016
On 22 February 2016, the Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia announced new taxation conditions for foreign investors seeking to acquire Australian assets or shares in Australian companies. Depending on the type and domicile of the investor and the nature and monetary value of the proposed...

 

HTMLData Breaches are on the Rise in Australia: What if it Happens to You?
Peter T. Brabant, Adam Salter, Nicola Walker; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
March 3, 2016, previously published on February 2016
Data breaches are becoming more prevalent in Australia. While the reporting of data breaches to regulators or affected customers or clients is presently not mandatory, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner ("OAIC") received 110 voluntary data breach notifications in...

 


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