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On 31 May 2017, Ceres.org reported that a 62% majority voted in favour of a shareholder proposal calling on ExxonMobil to ‘assess and disclose how it is preparing its business for the transition to a low-carbon future.’  This proposal was co-filed by institutional investors, including the New York State Common Retirement Fund and the Church Commissioners for England. (more…)

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NSW Court of Appeal, Schemes of Arrangement and Classes- the Boart Longyear case [2017] NSWCA 116 (26 May 2017)

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The official launch of the Research Unit on the Regulation of Corporations, Insolvency and Taxation (ROCIT) to be celebrated with a public lecture by Professor Joan Loughrey. (more…)

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A recent open letter to the Prime Minister signed by a number of Australian corporate leaders advocating the legalisation of same sex marriage sparked both approbation, on the basis that they were championing an issue relevant to their businesses, and critique, on the basis that they were improperly intervening on a moral issue. Each side […]

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On Thursday 16th March at the National Wine Centre, ROCIT, in conjunction with support from the University of Adelaide’s EU Centre for Global Affairs, hosted a symposium on Business Rescue in Australia and the EU. The morning was devoted to presentations from Professor Gerard McCormack of Leeds University, and Professor Michael Veder of Radboud University, […]

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ASIC report 512

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (‘ASIC’) hosted a Corporate Finance Liason meeting in Adelaide on 7 March 2017, along with similar meetings in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, to discuss Report 512, encapsulating the last six months of regulation of public corporate finance activity in Australia.

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CLTA2017

Five members of the University of Adelaide Law School attended at the CLTA 2017 Conference from 5-7 February, held at Griffith University Gold Coast Campus, entitled “Agile Corporate Law: CSR, Innvoation and Environment”.

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ROCIT, in conjunction with the University’s EU Centre for Global Affairs, is hosting a one-day symposium at the National Wine Centre on Thursday 16th March 2017, preceding INSOL Sydney, bringing together local, interstate and international speakers to discuss and compare the current initiatives for reform of our rescue laws both here and in the EU. […]

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On Wednesday 26 October 2016, the Adelaide Law School will host a CPD Seminar with a particular corporate focus.  The Seminar, titled “Take a Further 20% Off!” will focus on corporate law advice to retail industry clients in financial difficulty. Presented by: Professor Christopher Symes and Dr Beth Nosworthy

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In an article on Wednesday 14 September Anthony Klan, in the Australian, notes that businesses pay the government approximately $660m in filing fees to lodge material with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (‘ASIC’) Registers, and the government charges $60m per year to the public for access to those records.  The ASIC Annual Report for […]

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