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Bill Papas’ cousin denies Westpac claims over $720,000 payment
White Collar 2022-01-13 6:46 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Forum Finance director Bill Papas’ cousin has hit back at Westpac’s allegations he wrongfully received $720,000 from the alleged fraudster in violation of freezing orders […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2021
Class Actions 2022-01-10 7:52 am By Bianca Hrovat

Class action settlement totals skyrocketed to over $900 million last year, and one law firm negotiated the lion’s share, with $672 million in settlements under […]

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Arrium lenders hit with extra costs after rejecting $10M settlement offers
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-01-07 11:27 am By Bianca Hrovat

A group of banks that failed to prove steel giant Arrium falsified representations on loan drawdown notices ahead of its $2.8 billion collapse have been […]

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Under ACCC scrutiny, IVF provider Virtus drops $45M Adora acquisition
Corporate 2021-12-17 3:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

IVF company Virtus Health has withdrawn its offer to acquire rival Adora Fertility from Healius, citing the competition regulator’s opposition to the takeover. Weighing the […]

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ACCC staff training ‘inadequate’ during bank cartel probe, court hears
Financial Services 2021-12-10 3:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A senior ACCC officer has been grilled on whether staff training on criminal cartel investigations was “inadequate” while the competition regulator ran a cartel probe […]

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ACCC trying to ‘fit a square peg into a round hole’ with bank cartel case, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-03 4:59 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The ACCC has been accused of running a “experimental test case” that tries to fit the shares market within the scope of the Competition and […]

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‘Don’t panic’: JPMorgan boss tried to allay bank exec’s fears over shortfall, court told
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-02 9:52 pm By Cindy Cameronne

JPMorgan Australia chairman Rob Priestley told Citigroup and Deutsche Bank executives not to “panic” about picking up a shortfall in the sale of ANZ shares, […]

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ACCC pressured ASIC to drop investigation into JPMorgan, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-12-01 8:57 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A senior ACCC officer tried to dissuade ASIC from investigating alleged insider trading by JPMorgan because of fears it would “upset” the competition regulator’s criminal […]

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ACCC updated policies on witnesses after ‘flawed’ bank cartel probe, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-30 10:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

A senior ACCC officer was probed Tuesday on whether the competition regulator updated its guidelines for taking witness statements in July in response to criticism […]

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‘Gentle’ trading in ANZ shares an individual decision by banks, ex-JPMorgan boss says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-16 6:27 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A former JPMorgan managing director has said the three investment banks at the centre of an alleged cartel made individual decisions to trade “gently” in […]

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