Banking Royal Commission
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.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “Utmost Good Faith and Accountability in the Spotlight of the Banking Royal Commission – Time to Revisit the Scope, Applicability and Enforcement of the Duty” – Julie-Anne Tarr, Jeanette Van Akkeren, Amanda-Jane George and Sue Taylor; “Blowing the Whistle: A Critical Analysis of the Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblowing Protections) Act (Cth) 2019” – David A Chaikin; “A Game-changer or a Routine Drill? Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Securities Markets” – Sonia Khosa; and “The ‘National Interest’ and Australian Agriculture” – Leopold Oscar Bailey. Also in this Part is this section: Competition Law and Market Regulation: “Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v Pacific National Pty Ltd (No 2)  FCA 669: Access Undertaking Derails ACCC Case Under S 50” – Brent Fisse.
The latest Part of the Australian Journal of Competition and Consumer Law includes the following articles: “The Collapse of Dick Smith and the Problem of Gift Cards: Issues and Alternatives for Consumer Protection” – Mohammed Al Bhadily and Kyle Bowyer; and “The New Section 46 Misuse of Market Power Test and the European Intel Experience” – Elizabeth Hersey; and the following sections: Defective Goods; Case Note; Tribunal Tableaux; Obituary; Comments from Commerce; Consumer Concerns; Report from Africa; Report from New Zealand; Benchmarks; and Odds & Ends.
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