The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes an Editorial by Professor Bob Baxt AO. It also contains the following articles: “Foreign Bribery Regulation in Australia and ‘Stepping Stones’ Director Liability” – Vivienne Brand; “Insider Trading, Materiality and the Reasonable Person: Who Must Be Influenced for Information to Have a ‘Material Effect’?” – Juliette Overland; “Termination for Convenience or Not?” – William Dixon; and “Alternative Dispute Resolution in Public, Essential and Emergency Services” – Giuseppe Carabetta. Also in this Part are the following sections: Competition Law and Market Regulation: “The Productivity Commission’s Recommendations on the Intellectual Property Exemption under the Competition and Consumer Act” – Brent Fisse; Industrial and Workplace Relations Law: “Exercising the Wisdom of Solomon: The Fair Work Commission’s Penalty Rates Decision” – Dr Victoria Lambropoulos; and Intellectual Property Law: “The Death of Innovation (Patents) in Australia?” – Campbell Thompson.
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.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “Significant judicial guidance on the application of the continuous disclosure obligations” – Danielle McFarlane; “Delegation and reliance by Australian company directors” – Angela Gibbs and Jon Webster; “Insider trading, general deterrence and the penalties for corporate crime” – Juliette Overland; and the following sections: Overseas Note: Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia: “Confucianism and its theoretical application to the corporate world in China” – Charles KN Lam and Say Goo; and Takeovers and Public Securities: “Takeover dispute resolution in Australia and the United States – Takeovers panel or courts?” – Ian Ramsay.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal includes the following articles: “The payment of dividends: Legal confusion, complexities and the need for comprehensive reform in Australia” – Stephen Alevras and Jean du Plessis; “The financial literacy of young Australians: An empirical study and implications for consumer protection and ASIC’s National Financial Literacy Strategy” – Paul Ali, Malcolm Anderson, Cosima McRae and Ian Ramsay; and “The possession and materiality of information in insider trading cases” – Juliette Overland. There is also a Directors’ Duties section: “Directors’ fiduciary duties in the Western Australia Supreme Court – again” – Rosemary Teele Langford.
The latest Part of C&SLJ publishes the following three articles: “Capping and corporate governance: An analysis of executive remuneration in Australia” – Alissa Irgang; “Public company communication, engagement and accountability: Where are we and where should we be heading?” – Gill North; and “What is inside “information”? Clarifying the ambit of insider trading laws” – Juliette Overland.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes articles discussing insider trading and the “Chinese wall” defence, security interests within the Personal Property Securities Act 2009, standard of proof required in merger cases following Metcash, and procurement, social enterprises, co-operatives and public service. There is also a Contracts and Restitution section, the New Zealand Newsletter and two book reviews.