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May 22, 2017 4:42 PM |
The UK Conservatives' 2017 Manifesto has promised: 'Fairer corporate governance, built on new rules for takeovers, executive pay and worker representation on company boards'. [read more]
May 15, 2017 12:48 PM |
In its final report on data availability and use, the Productivity Commission has recommended significant reform, including a new Comprehensive Right for consumers. [read more]
February 27, 2017 4:18 PM |
The ATO's new 'justified trust' initiative has increased the burden on directors to ensure their company's tax governance and risk framework is 'in good working order'. [read more]
February 20, 2017 3:42 PM |
The federal government is consulting on increasing transparency of the beneficial ownership of companies, including through a possible central register. [read more]
December 5, 2016 2:52 PM |
The UK government has released its much anticipated Green Paper seeking input on a number of proposed corporate governance reforms, but commentators argue it's a let down. [read more]
December 5, 2016 2:43 PM |
A recent Federal Court decision has highlighted the fact that directors need to consider their broader fiduciary duties when devising tax planning strategies or other corporate actions. [read more]
August 15, 2016 2:02 PM |
The ATO has released a discussion paper on its approach to the use of offshore 'hubs', emphasising the importance of cooperative engagement and transparency. [read more]
May 9, 2016 11:05 AM |
In the federal budget, the government has announced a number of measures targeting tax avoidance by multi-national companies, including new whistleblower protections. [read more]
February 24, 2016 2:16 PM |
Tax Commissioner Chris Jordan has indicated that the ATO has changed its approach to engaging with companies it believes are not cooperating [read more]
January 20, 2016 3:18 PM |
There have been a number of recent developments relating to tax disclosure that Australian boards need to be aware of. [read more]
August 19, 2015 2:32 PM |
In its interim report, the Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance has called for greater public transparency in relation to the tax affairs of Australian and multinational companies. [read more]
August 19, 2015 2:19 PM |
In a bid to address multinational tax avoidance, the federal government has released an exposure draft of legislation introducing country-by-country reporting for large multinationals operating in Australia. [read more]
April 15, 2015 2:57 PM |
Fiji's new Companies Bill, which was drafted by a team of Minter Ellison lawyers led by chairman Bruce Cowley, has been introduced to the Fijian Parliament and referred to the Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights. [read more]
SEC
January 20, 2015 4:34 PM |
SEC commissioner publicly accuses Harvard of fraudulent shareholder proposals, sparking a heated governance debate and concerns for the legitimacy of the allegations. [read more]
November 26, 2014 9:04 AM |
US court orders Credit Suisse to pay $1.8 billion for helping Americans to evade income tax. [read more]
November 19, 2014 1:52 PM |
A group of large institutional investors call for global tax reform modernisation and transparency. [read more]
October 29, 2014 2:09 PM |
The federal government has introduced the Corporations Legislation Amendment (Deregulatory and Other Measures) Bill which will modify both the Corporations Act and the ASIC Act and remove the contentious '100 members' rule. [read more]
October 15, 2014 12:17 PM |
An empirical study suggests that private companies and broader markets would benefit from the voluntary adoption of corporate governance standards, despite the associated financial costs. [read more]
May 23, 2014 9:09 AM |
General counsel to remain in the driver's seat of General Motors' internal investigation into the company's faulty ignition switch scandal. [read more]
March 18, 2014 12:51 PM |
IPO highlights corporate governance loophole. [read more]
March 13, 2014 10:41 AM |
The most significant privacy law reforms in over a decade started on Wednesday, 12 March 2014, yet 'there are lots of privacy policies that still need to be updated,' says Minter Ellison technology law partner Paul Kallenbach. [read more]
January 30, 2014 12:32 PM |
Large numbers of general counsel and chief legal officers have attended the 2014 World Economic Forum in Switzerland. [read more]
November 27, 2013 3:53 PM |
David Murray AO is to head an inquiry into Australia's financial system. [read more]