In this, our eleventh issue of Cultivate, we focus on the Australian food and agribusiness sector, an industry which feeds approximately 60 million people worldwide.
June 23, 2016
On June 17, 2016 the SFC and HKEX jointly issued a consultation on proposed enhancements to the Exchange decision-making and governance structure for listing regulation.
June 20, 2016
The “Paris Agreement" is being widely proclaimed as a historic deal and one that will inevitably lead to decarbonisation.
June 10, 2016
Key developments that will be of interest to and affect our asset management clients, including market trends and developments in tax and buy-side regulation.
June 09, 2016
On March 21, 2016, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) announced that it would synchronise the implementation of certain changes to the SFC’s Code of Conduct for Persons Licensed by or Registered with the SFC (Code).
The Exchange noted that there have been a number of newly listed issuers where their controlling shareholders either changed or have gradually sold down their interests shortly after the regulatory lock-up period following listing. One explanation for this phenomenon is the perceived value attached to listing status of these companies rather than the development of the underlying business. The Exchange believes these companies will invite speculative trading which is not in the interest of the investing public. In connection with the above observation, the Exchange has concerns regarding the underlying initiatives of such listing applications, and consequentially the suitability of such listings.
June 06, 2016
Competition law exemptions in East Asia; NDRC proposes rules on exemption procedures under China’s Antimonopoly Law
June 02, 2016
In September 2008 Norton Rose Fulbright conducted a client survey entitled “Credit Crisis: the long term implications of a turbulent market”. As part of the survey respondents were asked when they thought the effects of the global financial crisis would dissipate. 74.6% responded one to five years, 11.9% responded five to ten years, and only 5.2% responded that the effects would be permanent.
June 01, 2016
Philip Morris Asia’s claim against Australia concerning Australia’s plain packaging laws has come to an end. The tribunal ruled (in December 2015) that it had no jurisdiction to decide the claim, which was filed in 2011, under the 1993 HK–Australia BIT.
May 25, 2016
The current methods of enforcement for international mediated settlement agreements – by way of litigation or arbitration; enabling legislation; and consent awards – are considered inadequate. To address this matter, UNCITRAL has undertaken work on creating a new legal instrument for the expedited enforcement of such agreements.
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