The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “The who, why and what of enforceable undertakings accepted by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission” – Helen Bird, George Gilligan and Ian Ramsay; and “Safe harbour or shipwreck? A critical analysis of the proposed safe harbour for insolvent trading” – Carmen Boothman. This issue also includes the following sections: Company Law – Robert Baxt AO: “Babcock & Brown’s last hurrah: The latest on dividends and continuous disclosure” – Jonathan M Cheyne; “Has the introduction of civil penalties increased the speed and success rate of directors’ duties cases?” – Jasper Hedges and Ian Ramsay; and Directors’ Duties – Rosemary Teele Langford: “The Corporate Culture Chameleon: Reflections and reporting” – Rosemary Teele Langford.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “The duty to act in the best interests of the public entity in Victoria: Legal and empirical meanings” – Marco Bini; “Equitable money remedies against financial advisers who give “advice about advice”” – Simone Degeling and Jessica Hudson; “Integrated reporting and directors’ concerns about personal liability exposure: Law reform options” – Anna Huggins, Roger Simnett and Anil Hargovan; and the following sections: Company Law: “Enforcement of continuous disclosure laws by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission” – Ian Ramsay; and Directors’ Duties: “Conflicts, proactive disclosure and s 181 of the Corporations Act” – Rosemary Teele Langford.
The latest part of C&SLJ includes the following articles: “Tracing under the PPSA” – Matthew Broderick; “Statutory directors’ duties, the civil penalty regime and shareholder ratification: What role does the public interest play?” – Isuru Devendra; and “Continuous disclosure and good faith” – Sulette Lombard and Jessica Viven. There is also a Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility section note providing an analysis of companies’ business objectives by Reegan Grayson Morison and Ian Ramsay.
The last Part of Volume 40 of the Australian Business Law Review publishes articles on restricting foreign acquisitions of Australian enterprises, the liability of corporate officers for occupational health and safety breaches, and continuous disclosure and the need for practical guidance. There is also a Competition Law and Market Regulation section and two book reviews.
The October 2011 Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal has articles on continuous disclosure in Australia and the obligations and liabilities of the key players in managed investment schemes in the context of the Trio Capital/Astarra fraud investigation. This Part also includes a Corporate Finance section discussing mining joint ventures and securitisation of residential mortgage-backed securities. Finally the Note from New Zealand focuses on a new financial markets law.
This Special Issue is in honour of ASIC’s 20th anniversary and combines Parts 5 and 6 of Volume 29. It contains five articles that focus on various interesting points in ASIC’s history, including a comprehensive record of ASIC’s participation in matters before the Takeovers Panel, insider trading and market misconduct, the limits of disclosure and investor education in a retail market, the regulation of managed investments and the development of Australia’s continuous disclosure regime.