Business leaders and organisations today face a complex, challenging and continually evolving modern risk environment. By shining a spotlight on risk we provide insights into the current and emerging legal, regulatory and governance issues and trends that directors, senior executives and industry professionals should be aware of.
Our insights are drawn from the expertise and experience of our legal and risk professionals working across all key industry sectors. We provide commentary and analysis on regulatory and risk issues ranging from core directors’ duties, ESG risk identification and culture and conduct risk to financial crime, regulatory investigations and new developments in data, privacy, technology, cyber and AI. Whether you’re looking to identify and address risks impacting your everyday operations or considering how to engage constructively with regulators and key stakeholders on risk issues, our insights will position you to effectively navigate and respond to those challenges.
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Security of Critical Infrastructure (SOCI)
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Climate greenwashing liability
Corporate regulators across the world now require companies to proactively assess, disclose and manage the key climate risks they face in a world which is rapidly transitioning towards a net zero emissions future.
Buy now, pay later, regulate soon
The buy now pay later sector, arguably assisted by Australia’s innovative and evolving payments system, has been growing rapidly over the past few years with further big names joining the BNPL race – Apple being the latest large entrant.
Sanctions evasion in the crypto-asset economy
On 10 May 2022, the International Monetary Fund published a FinTech Note on the capital flow management measures in the digital age (FinTech Note). The FinTech Note considers the supervision of crypto-assets and red-flag indicators to allow for timely risk monitoring and capital flow management implementation.
Was RI Advice a watershed for cybersecurity law in Australia or a damp squib?
We distil critical lessons from the Federal Court’s recent decision in Australian Securities and Investments Commission v RI Advice Group Pty Ltd.
Australian Sanctions Briefing: Russia, Ukraine and Belarus
In response to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the Australian Government has issued sanctions regulations and instruments targeting various Russian and Belarusian persons and entities as well as certain sectors.
LIBOR Transition: What happens now?
Many loan market participants, finance parties and creditors, have spent considerable resources in preparing for the LIBOR D-Day that was 31 December 2021.
ASIC Enforcement, Internal Audit and Crypto – and FRAA
Remarks by each of ASIC Chair Joe Longo and ASIC Commissioner Sean Hughes at different events last week looked at the issue of deterring harmful conduct, but through some very distinct lenses.
Are you critical? Amendments to the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act (2018) dramatically expand its scope and impact across Australian industry.
Significant changes to the law with respect to security of critical infrastructure in Australia, including enhanced cybersecurity incident reporting requirements and the inclusion of further asset classes have been passed.
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ICR Journal | How Australian courts are advancing corporate and business rescue during COVID-19
The focus must turn to Australia's insolvency framework and how existing laws, and future law reform, can support the restructure of viable companies and businesses. Read our article for the International Corporate Rescue journal.