Company and Securities Law Journal (C&SLJ)
Leading commentary and analysis of Australian and international corporate and securities law and the relevant regulatory regimes
About the Journal
The Company and Securities Law Journal (ISSN: 0729-2775) is well-known for its high-quality articles written by leading specialists in corporate, securities and takeovers law. It provides both scholarly and practical perspectives on a range of dynamic and important subjects of interest to the Australian legal and business communities.
Whether you are a lawyer, accountant, company director, stockbroker or academic, there is detailed coverage to suit your information needs. Topics range from comments on the lack of confidence in the Australian securities markets and how an increased effort by regulators to improve enforcement of existing laws prohibiting market misconduct is needed to restore confidence, to insider trading case law dealing with “generally available” and “materiality” carve-outs and articles around the question, “Do we need regulation in the way in which litigation funders should operate?”
Edmund Finnane is a barrister at Thirteen Wentworth Selborne Chambers in Sydney and a Director of the Commercial Law Association of Australia.
Edmund earned his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws at the Australian National University, and completed his Master of Laws at the University of New South Wales. Before coming to the Bar in 1997, he was a solicitor with Madgwick Partners. He practises in a wide range of areas, with special relevant interests in insolvency, company, general commercial law and equity.
Edmund is the co-author of the books Pleading Precedents and Equity Practice and Precedents, the 2019 edition (2nd) of which is to be published shortly. He has also had articles published in the Law Society Journal and the Commercial Law Quarterly, and has been writing annotations for the Corporations Legislation volumes of Thomson Reuters since 2010.
Associate Professor Paul Ali, Associate Professor of Law, Melbourne Law School
The Hon Dr RP Austin, Barrister, Level 22 Chambers; Challis Lecturer in Corporate Law, The University of Sydney
The Hon RI Barrett, Former Judge of Appeal, Supreme Court of New South Wales
Priscilla Bryans, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Professor John Farrar, Emeritus Professor of Law, Bond University; Professor of Corporate Governance, University of Auckland Business School
Professor Jennifer Hill, Professor of Corporate Law, University of Sydney Law School
Russell Miller AM, Adjunct Professor, Australian National University; Minter Ellison, Canberra & Sydney
Professor James O’Donovan, Faculty of Law, University of Western Australia
Professor Ian M Ramsay, Harold Ford Professor of Commercial Law, University of Melbourne
Justice Ralph Simmonds, Supreme Court of Western Australia
Geof Stapledon, Group Manager Governance, BHP Billiton, London
Dr Gordon R Walker, Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University, Melbourne
Company Law – Edmund Finnane
Takeovers and Public Securities – Simon McKeon and Jonathan Farrer
Corporate Insolvency – Helen Anderson
Corporate Finance – Matthew Broderick
Securities Industry and Managed Investments – Pamela Hanrahan
Current Developments – Legal and Administrative – Herbert Smith Freehills
Accounting – Graham Peirson
Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility – Jean du Plessis
Directors’ Duties – Rosemary Teele Langford
Shareholders’ Remedies – Elizabeth Boros
Overseas Section Editors
New Zealand and South Pacific – Gordon R Walker
United Kingdom and Europe – Alan Dignam
United States of America – Jeffrey Lawrence
Hong Kong, China and South East Asia – Say Goo
The consolidated table of authors and articles for this Journal is available here.
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The Australian Legal Journals Index is an online legal database prepared by the Lionel Murphy Library of the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department. It is produced by Thomson Reuters and is available via subscription.
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The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Directors’ Voting Recommendations in Schemes: Navigating the New Landscape” – Alberto Colla; “Sport Australia’s Governance Principles for National Sporting Organisations: The Triumph of Managerialism over Accountability and Representation in Australian Sport” – Lloyd Freeburn; and “Social Licence to Operate and Directors’ Duties: Is There a Need for Change?” – Rosemary Teele Langford. This issue also includes the following sections: Editorial; Book Review: “Company Directors’ Duties and Conflicts of Interest” by Rosemary Teele Langford – reviewed by JH Farrar; Corporate Finance: “Case Note: Re O’Keeffe Heneghan Pty Ltd (in liq) (No 2)  NSWSC 1958” – Ganesh Jegatheesan; and “Widely-held Proprietary Companies: Opportunities and Challenges for Australian Craft Brewers” – Matt Vitale.
Over 40 million people are living and working as slaves in the world today. It is a staggering figure. It is outrageous! In the current issue of the Company and Securities Law Journal (C&SLJ), Vol 37 No 2, Justine Nolan and Nana Frishling argue that globalisation has spurred the growth of modern slavery (including servitude, ...more
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Corporate Social Responsibility: Lessons for Australia” – Adefolake Adeyeye; “Company Disclosure of Climate-Related Reputation Risks” – Andrew Belyea-Tate; “Australia’s Modern Slavery Act: Towards Meaningful Compliance” – Justine Nolan and Nana Frishling; and “A Critical Analysis of the Rationales and Continuing Merit of the Unfair Preference and Uncommercial Transaction Provisions in Pt 5.7B of the Corporations Act 2001” – William John Potts.
This issue also includes the following sections: Editorial; Takeovers and Public Securities: “Class Divide: Different Forms of Scheme Consideration” – Oren Bigos and James Claridge; Current Developments – Legal and Administrative: “Funding of Class Actions in Australia: Proposed Reforms” – Damian Grave, Gregg Rowan and Maura McIntosh; Directors’ Duties: “The Reach of Constitutional Conflicts Provisions: How do Companies Contract out of the General Law Duties?” – Rosemary Teele Langford and Ian Ramsay.
China’s “Belt and Road” initiative (BRI) describes a vast international system of trade facilitation, infrastructure development, investment, and financial integration. With over 80 countries and regions participating in it, its touchstones are interconnection among states and their co-operation for mutual benefit. Institutional support for the BRI is provided by sources such as the Asian Infrastructure ...more
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “The Corporation and Corporate Culture: A New Paradigm?” – Andrew Clarke; “Knowing Assistance: Disgorgement of Future Anticipated Profits, Causation and Quantum” – James O’Hara; and “Crowd-sourced Equity Funding in Australia – Getting It Right” – Georgia Parletta. This issue also includes the following sections: Editorial; Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia: “More Business Opportunities or Higher Legal Risks under the Belt and Road Initiative and the Greater Bay Area Initiative? Rethinking of Information Disclosure for Chinese Companies” – Professor Say H Goo and Dr Heather Lee; and Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility: “Companies, Corporate Officers and Public Interests: Are We at a Legal Tipping Point?” – Pamela Hanrahan.
“Corporate structures are a haven for those seeking to minimise payment of employee entitlements, and the mechanisms are diverse,” writes Professor Helen Anderson in the current issue of the Company and Securities Law Journal (Vol 36 Pt 7). In “Piercing the Corporate Veil to Reach the Money for Employees: Why, How and Where to Next?”, ...more
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Piercing the Corporate Veil to Reach the Money for Employees: Why, How and Where to Next?” – Helen Anderson; “A Legal Identity for Mutuals – Distinguishing between Profit and Purpose” – Ann Apps; and “Country-by-Country Tax Reporting: A Critical Analysis of Enhanced Regulatory Requirements for Multinational Corporations” – Adrian Sawyer and Kerrie Sadiq. This issue also includes the following sections: Editorial; and Directors’ Duties: “Does s 191 of the Corporations Act Include Conflicting Duties?” – Rosemary Teele Langford and Ian Ramsay.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “‘Truth in Takeovers’ for Substantial Holders” – Emma Armson; “An Empirical Analysis of Intangible Asset Reporting Practices by Large Australian Listed Entities” – Professor Tony Ciro and Dr Bulend Terzioglu; and “An Analysis of the Enforcement of the Statutory Duty of Care by ASIC” – Ian M Ramsay and Benjamin B Saunders. This issue also includes the following sections: Editorial; Corporate Insolvency – Helen Anderson: “High Tide for Deeds of Company Arrangement? A Critical Review and Comment on Mighty River International Ltd v Hughes (2018) 92 ALJR 822;  HCA 38” – Christopher Chiam; and Corporate Finance – Matthew Broderick: “Set-Off and the PPSA Revisited” – Anthony Duggan.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Is Say-on-Pay the Answer to Executive Remuneration Problems in New Zealand?” – Tameela Bandara; “Australian Enterprise Risk Management Practices and Corporate Governance” – Dr Bobae Choi, Dr Doowon Lee and Dr Michael Seamer; and “Misleading and Deceptive Conduct in Global Financial Markets: Implications for Regulators, Financial Intermediaries and Credit Rating Agencies” – Professor Tony Ciro. This issue also includes the following sections: Editorial; Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia: “Supporting Fintech and SME Fundraising in Hong Kong” – Say Goo.