Rosemary Teele Langford
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 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: “Deterring corporate wrongdoing: Penalties, financial services misconduct and the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)” – Helen Bird and George Gilligan; “The adequacy of ASIC’s “tool kit” to meet its obligations under corporations and financial services legislation” – Vicky Comino; “The Australian Sports Commission’s “Governance Reform in Sport” discussion paper and voting rules in corporate constitutions” – Robert D Macdonald and Ian Ramsay. This issue also includes the following sections: Directors’ Duties – Rosemary Teele Langford: “Should the statutory business judgment rule apply to directors’ compliance decisions?” – Tim Connor.
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 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 last Part for 2013 of the Australian Business Law Review includes four interesting articles. The first article is by Richard Manly SC and discusses the High Court’s reconsideration of the penalty doctrine. The second article comes from Rosemary Teele Langford who looks at the distinction between the duty of care and the duties to act bona fide in the interests of the company and for proper purposes. The third article, by The Hon J D Heydon, sets out the background to litigation in the Federal Court of Australia in which penalties are sought for contravention of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth). The final article is by Rasiah Gengatharen and examines the acquisition of pre-encumbered personal property in the ordinary course of the seller’s business.
The latest Part of the Company and Securities Law Journal publishes the following articles: “Interaction between statutory and general law duties concerning company director conflicts” – Matthew Conaglen; “Directors’ fiduciary duties: The relationship between conflicts, profits and bona fides” – Rosemary Teele Langford; “Corporate crime and officer liability under WH&S legislation now in harmony: But will it please the ear of the indemnified and insured?” – Leigh Howard; and “Beck v Weinstock: Preference in name but not in nature?” – Kathryn Tomasic.
The latest Part of the Australian Business Law Review includes the following articles: “Appeal rights, access regimes and anticompetitive conduct provisions” – are we getting the incentives right? – Richard York; “Solving the fiduciary puzzle – the bona fide and proper purposes duties of company directors” – Rosemary Teele Langford; and “Trustees’ limitation of liability: Myths, mysteries and a model clause” – Diccon Loxton and Nuncio D’Angelo. There is a review of the book “Consumer Law & Policy in Australia & New Zealand” by Justin Malbon and Luke Nottage.