During times of crisis or uncertainty, directors have an integral role to play in ensuring that the organisations they lead effectively implement governance and risk models that can react to changing environments.
Litigation’s ‘third wave’? Trends following the GFC, Royal Commission and COVID-19
As communities around the world suffer their first and second waves of COVID-19, for Australian litigation the pandemic is akin to a ‘third wave’, coming after both the 2007-08 global financial crisis and the Banking Royal Commission.
Investing in digital infrastructure post COVID-19
As traditional core infrastructure assets face COVID-19 related headwinds, digital infrastructure assets have piqued the interest of pension funds and other investors.
Intellectual property and departing employees: key considerations for business
In times of crisis and uncertainty, identifying and protecting your business’ intellectual property and dealing with employees fairly and transparently is more important than ever.
Why aligning anti-corruption and human rights approaches makes good business sense
ESG risks, in particular integrity and human rights risks, are often managed by different business functions within an organisation. But the advantages of harmonising approaches to ESG risks with common touchpoints are significant.
Build-to-rent: a (partial) antidote to the impacts of COVID-19?
The economic impacts of COVID-19 will only accelerate an increasing demand for rental properties, and a wider range of housing types, tenures and price points is needed in Australia. Could build-to-rent be the solution to broadening Australia’s housing horizons?
Taking the upside: considering alternative restructuring processes in 2020 and beyond
As temporary COVID-19 insolvency support measures are eased, many businesses will need to reposition their capital structures and ongoing commitments in order to survive and prosper.
Maintaining an ESG focus in times of crisis
The current market disruption resulting from COVID-19 presents an opportunity for companies to assess their ESG standing, implement and expand their ESG policies and take action to improve their resilience to future crises.
History repeating? Tax challenges and opportunities in the COVID-19 environment
In the aftermath of the 2007-08 global financial crisis, the ATO played an integral role in bringing the Federal Budget back into balance. Could history repeat itself in the COVID-19 environment?
Productivity with flexibility: the ‘silver lining’ of the new workplace
Working from home will likely be the ‘new normal’ for many beyond COVID-19. But for workplace flexibility to be sustainable in the long term, employers must anticipate, not just navigate, the potential issues that lie ahead.
Can government crisis control measures interfere with your foreign investment?
In response to a global crisis such as a pandemic, governments across the world engage in a difficult balancing act of protecting public health, mitigating economic damage and avoiding interference of private rights such as trade and investment.
Real estate sale and leasebacks in a COVID-19 world
In the COVID-19 environment, shoring up the balance sheet is high on the agenda for many corporates, and market conditions are aligning to make sale and leaseback transactions increasingly attractive. What are the key considerations for asset owners?
COVID-19 and renewable energy policy in Australia: the path forward
Despite the impacts of COVID-19, Australia remains in the midst of a lightning-fast transformation to a green energy future. But the renewable energy sector is not immune to the effects of constantly changing government regulation and policy.
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