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Corporate

Corporate

Corporate

Corrs advise public and private companies, both large and small, young and old, on corporate, securities and commercial matters.

Our commitment to our clients’ businesses, and understanding of their industries, enables us to provide commercially focused advice.

Our expertise covers mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, joint ventures, procurement, financial services, private equity, corporate recovery, superannuation, corporate governance and energy and resources.

Our corporate advisory lawyers work closely with other Corrs' specialist teams to provide timely strategic and technical legal advice to support our clients’ business objectives.

Our Thinking

APRA’s RSE governance reforms on hold – for now

In a letter to all RSE licensees, APRA has confirmed its proposed amendments to SPS 510 Governance and other prudential standards (on which we have previously reported) will not be progressed in the immediate future.

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New Australian Biomedical Translation Fund: Crossing the “Valley of Death” from Research to Market

The new $250 million fund will invest in promising biomedical discoveries and accelerate their commercialisation.

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High Court allows agreed civil penalty submissions with regulators

The High Court has set aside the Full Court decision and reinstates in excess of twenty years of authorities relating to the ability of parties that are the subject of civil prosecutions to make joint submissions about the appropriate pecuniary penal

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Ideas boom full steam ahead - The Australian Government commits over $1 billion to science and innovation

The key measures that are front and centre of the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.

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Consultation commences on commission restrictions in life insurance

The exemption from the FOFA conflicted remuneration provisions for life risk insurance products will be significantly amended from 1 July 2016 under draft legislation released by the Federal Government for consultation.

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New laws target financial adviser competency

Minimum education standards, a professional training year, a mandatory exam and continuing professional development requirements will be developed by a new independent standards body for financial advisers.

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APRA’s enforcement priorities for RSEs in 2016 – know them well and be prepared

Conflicts of interest, insurance in superannuation, investment governance, liquidity management, remuneration disclosure and risk management frameworks are high-priority areas for APRA.

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Our Thinking

APRA’s RSE governance reforms on hold – for now

In a letter to all RSE licensees, APRA has confirmed its proposed amendments to SPS 510 Governance and other prudential standards (on which we have previously reported) will not be progressed in the immediate future.

New Australian Biomedical Translation Fund: Crossing the “Valley of Death” from Research to Market

The new $250 million fund will invest in promising biomedical discoveries and accelerate their commercialisation.

High Court allows agreed civil penalty submissions with regulators

The High Court has set aside the Full Court decision and reinstates in excess of twenty years of authorities relating to the ability of parties that are the subject of civil prosecutions to make joint submissions about the appropriate pecuniary penal

Ideas boom full steam ahead - The Australian Government commits over $1 billion to science and innovation

The key measures that are front and centre of the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.

Consultation commences on commission restrictions in life insurance

The exemption from the FOFA conflicted remuneration provisions for life risk insurance products will be significantly amended from 1 July 2016 under draft legislation released by the Federal Government for consultation.

New laws target financial adviser competency

Minimum education standards, a professional training year, a mandatory exam and continuing professional development requirements will be developed by a new independent standards body for financial advisers.

APRA’s enforcement priorities for RSEs in 2016 – know them well and be prepared

Conflicts of interest, insurance in superannuation, investment governance, liquidity management, remuneration disclosure and risk management frameworks are high-priority areas for APRA.