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Investment scheme wound up after ‘systematic misappropriation’ of $7M in funds
Restructuring & Insolvency July 28, 2020 9:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

A court has granted ASIC’s bid to wind up an illegal managed investment scheme whose operators fled to India following the “systematic misappropriation” of almost […]

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Funder behind Fair Work class actions a ‘litigation bounty hunter’, Full Court hears
Employment July 27, 2020 9:13 pm By Miklos Bolza

Facing accusations of being a “litigation bounty hunter”, litigation funder Augusta Ventures has made its bid before the Full Federal Court to overturn a landmark […]

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ACCC denies acting on JPMorgan advice when sending cartel case to CDPP
Competition & Consumer Protection July 24, 2020 10:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

A senior officer from the ACCC has rejected claims that the regulator took legal advice from immunity applicant JPMorgan before launching its high profile criminal […]

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ACCC accused of ‘slapdash’ decision to charge Deutsche Bank exec in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection July 23, 2020 6:37 pm By Miklos Bolza

A former high-ranking Deutsche Bank executive charged with involvement in an alleged cartel agreement relating to a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement claims he was […]

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ANZ accuses ACCC of ‘heavying’ cartel witnesses from JPMorgan
Competition & Consumer Protection July 22, 2020 9:15 pm By Miklos Bolza

ANZ Banking Group has slammed a decision by the ACCC to escalate concerns that one of its key cartel witnesses was not being “full and […]

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‘Not a single note’: ACCC accused of avoiding disclosure in ANZ cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection July 21, 2020 11:18 pm By Miklos Bolza

The ACCC’s investigatory techniques have come under fire during a hearing over an alleged criminal cartel agreement between ANZ and two investment banks, with a […]

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JPMorgan disputed existence of cartel agreement with ANZ, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection July 20, 2020 8:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

Despite receiving immunity in a criminal cartel case against ANZ and two other investment banks, JPMorgan has disputed the existence of any cartel agreement since […]

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‘Baptism of fire’ for Herbert Smith Freehills CEO Justin D’Agostino
Exclusive July 17, 2020 2:49 pm By Miklos Bolza

Stepping into his role just as COVID-19 began its rapid spread across the globe, Herbert Smith Freehills’ recently appointed CEO Justin D’Agostino faced what he […]

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Kogan misled customers with tax promotion, court finds
Competition & Consumer Protection July 17, 2020 12:45 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has succeeded in its case against Kogan, with a judge finding statements the online retailer made during a 2018 […]

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ASIC takes Forex CT to court over ‘unconscionable’ sales tactics
Financial Services July 17, 2020 4:03 pm By Miklos Bolza

ASIC has launched court proceedings against Melbourne-based foreign exchange and derivative trader Forex CT alleging it engaged in unconscionable sales tactics that led to hundreds […]

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