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800-page report dooms ASIC bid for early trial in cybersecurity case against IOOF unit
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2021-05-14 3:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has denied ASIC’s request that the court hear its case against RI Advice in November, giving the IOOF unit more time to respond […]

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ASIC sues to wind up four PE Capital managed investment schemes
Financial Services 2021-05-14 4:22 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has launched court proceedings seeking to wind up investment manager PE Capital Funds Management, whose trustee Endeavour Securities has connections to collapsed financial services company Linchpin Capital, as well as four of its unregistered managed investment schemes.

ASIC bans former Theta director over defective product disclosures
Financial Services 2021-05-14 2:25 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has banned the former managing director of collapsed financial services provider Theta Asset Management from providing financial services for four years, after a court hit the company with a $2 million penalty for issuing defective product disclosure statements for a property investment scheme targeting retirees.

Liberty Financial sues to block exec from jumping ship to competitor
Employment 2021-05-13 1:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

Non-bank lender Liberty Financial has filed court proceedings seeking to block its manager of treasury from starting a new job at a rival lender for one year.

OTC trader wins more time to respond to ASIC’s 2,000-page pleading
ASIC 2021-05-13 3:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has granted OTC trader EuropeFX more time to file its defence to an 80-page statement of claim and over 2,000 pages of particulars […]

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HWL Ebsworth forced to hand over client file notes to ANZ whistleblower
Business of Law 2021-05-10 4:48 pm By Miklos Bolza

HWL Ebsworth has been ordered to hand over file notes to a former client and whistleblower suing ANZ for unfair dismissal, with a judge rejecting […]

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Statewide Super won’t defend ASIC case over $1.5M insurance mistake
Financial Services 2021-05-07 9:36 pm By Miklos Bolza

Superannuation provider Statewide Super has announced that it will not defend civil penalty proceedings brought by ASIC over an administrative error which resulted in around […]

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Settlement reached in lawsuit against Arrium directors
Restructuring & Insolvency 2021-05-05 5:26 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A mid-trial settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by the liquidators of collapsed steel giant Arrium against 10 former company directors and officers […]

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ASIC accuses Westpac of insider trading over Ausgrid privatisation
White Collar 2021-05-05 10:52 am By Miklos Bolza

Westpac has been accused by the corporate regulator of insider trading before the $16 billion privatisation of electricity provider Ausgrid. In the Federal Court case, […]

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Banking royal commission silk Rowena Orr named Victoria’s solicitor-general
People In The News 2021-05-04 5:40 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Victoria’s attorney-general has appointed star senior counsel for the banking royal commission, Rowena Orr QC, as the state’s highest legal adviser. Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes on […]

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