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 – Gordon R Walker
United Kingdom and Europe – Alan Dignam
United States of America – Jeffrey Lawrence
Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia – Say Goo
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With the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry now underway, the Company and Securities Law Journal’s (C&SLJ) just published Special Issue on Customer Protection in the Financial Services Industry (Volume 35 Part 7) is timely. In his editorial, Bob Baxt spoke of being “overwhelmed” by the number of court cases ...more
Company and Securities Law Journal update: Vol 35 Pt 7 (Special Issue: Financial Services Protections)
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Whither Customer Protection in Financial Services?” – M Scott Donald; “Regulating for Fairness in the Australian Funds Management Industry” – M Scott Donald; “Fairness and Financial Services: Revisiting the Enforcement Framework” – Pamela Hanrahan; “The Fairness Rationale for Customer Advocacy in the Financial Sector” – Dimity Kingsford Smith; and “Suitability” – Gail Pearson. This issue also includes the following section: Editorial; Special Issue on Protections in the Financial Services Industry – Robert Baxt AO.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Speed in Decision-making: An Assessment of the Australian Takeovers Panel” – Emma Armson; “Dick Smith Inventories: The Evidence of Accounting Irregularities” – Jeffrey Knapp and Per Tronnes; Shareholders’ Remedies: “Clarification Regarding Past Oppression – Exton v Extons Pty Ltd” – Dr Elizabeth Boros; Takeovers and Public Securities: “Statements Of Intention In Takeovers – ASIC Reconsidering The Policy Settings?” – Hal Lloyd.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “ASIC Enforcement Outcomes: Trends and Analysis” – Ian Ramsay and Miranda Webster; “Voluntary Administration Outcomes: Evidence from Listed Companies During the Financial Crisis” – Dr James Routledge. This issue also includes the following sections: Editorial; Company Law – Robert Baxt AO: “A New Penalty Regime for the Corporations Act” – Professor Bob Baxt; Directors’ Duties – Dr Rosemary Teele Langford: “Stakeholder Interests and the Duty of Care” – Dr Rosemary Teele Langford; Book Review: “Effective Company Disclosure in the Digital Age” – by Gill North – reviewed by Andrew Godwin.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Litigation Funding and Liquidators – The New Zealand Court of Appeal Takes a Permissive Approach” – Victoria Stace; “Who Bears the Burden for Business Losses: To What Extent Are Liability Issues of Business Structures Taught in Australian Accounting Degrees?” – Dale Boccabella and Dr Brett Freudenberg; “Whistleblowing Reforms: A Critical Analysis of the Current Law and the New “Bells and Whistles” Proposed” – Jim Apollo Mathiopoulos, Katrina Hogan and Jean Jacques du Plessis; Corporate Insolvency – Helen Anderson: “No “Silver Bullet”: A Multifaceted Approach to Curbing Harmful Phoenix Activity” – by Jasper Hedges, Helen Anderson, Ian Ramsay and Michelle Welsh.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Keeping Good Company in the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy? An Evaluation of Climate Risk Disclosure Practices in Australia” – Anita Foerster, Jacqueline Peel, Hari Osofsky and Brett McDonnell; “Illegal Phoenix Activity: Is a ‘Phoenix Prohibition’ the Solution?” – Helen Anderson, Jasper Hedges, Ian Ramsay and Michelle Welsh; Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility – Jean du Plessis: “Recent Developments in Corporate Liability for Insider Trading: ASIC v Hochtief AG” – Juliette Overland.
[Editor’s Note: Since publication of this article, the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Act 2017 (Cth) has been given Crown assent, making it Commonwealth Act No 17 of 2017.] The Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2016 (Cth), which is currently before the Commonwealth Senate, plans to amend the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) to deal with an increase in crowd-sourced capital-raising activities by companies ...more
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Directors of Insolvent Trustees and Trusts: Duties and Liabilities in Respect of Beneficiaries and Trust Creditors” – Nuncio D’Angelo; “Equity Crowdfunding in Australia: How Far Have We Come and Where to Next?” – Catie Moore; and “Articulating Care, Skill and Diligence Standards for Non-executive Directors” – Thea Voogt.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Reconsidering the Self-regulatory Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility” – Raisa Blanco; “Corporate Social Responsibility and ‘Contemporary Community Expectations’ – Jean Jacques du Plessis; “Unreasonable Director-related Transactions: The Long Arm of the Liquidator?” – Adam Fovent; Corporate Insolvency – Helen Anderson: “Flipping out: Flip clauses are enforceable in the United States again!” – Jenny Buchan and Rob Nicholls.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “War on two fronts: Harmonising the public and private enforcement of Australia’s corporate disclosure laws” – Nicholas Bentley; “Managed investment schemes: Liability of directors of responsible entities where the responsible entity breaches the law” – Dr Rosemary Teele Langford. This issue also includes the following sections: Editorial; Company Law – Robert Baxt AO: “An analysis of shareholder resolutions involving Australian listed companies from 2004 to 2013” – Hui Xian Chia and Ian Ramsay; Corporate Insolvency – Helen Anderson: “ASIC, Phoenix activity and the view from the outside” – Helen Anderson, Ian Ramsay and Michelle Welsh; Corporate Governance, Corporate Responsibility and Law – Jean du Plessis: “Independent director requirements in Australia and the Asian region” – Luke Nottage and Fady Aoun.