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Hall & Wilcox boosts finance, corporate expertise with hire of Reserve Bank deputy GC
Corporate 2022-02-23 10:12 am By Bianca Hrovat

Hall & Wilcox has lured a senior finance, corporate and regulatory lawyer from the Reserve Bank of Australia, in what is being described as a […]

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IAG says underwriter had no authority to issue Greensill Bank trade credit policy
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-02-21 5:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Insurance Australia Group has denied it owes Greensill Bank $48.5 million under a trade credit policy issued by its agent BCC, saying the underwriter was […]

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Maurice Blackburn appropriated Fearless Girl statue for ‘gender equality credentials’, court told
Intellectual Property 2022-02-21 9:06 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Law firm Maurice Blackburn deliberately appropriated the iconic Fearless Girl statue in order to promote its own gender equality credentials, the Full Federal Court has […]

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CBA wants more info on $45M rest break lawsuit
Employment 2022-02-21 4:21 pm By Sam Matthews

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia wants more details about the Finance Sector Union’s allegations that it failed to provide thousands of employees with paid rest breaks […]

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Judge finds ‘no immediate threat’ of harm in ASIC’s contempt case against Mayfair’s Mawhinney
ASIC 2022-02-18 4:19 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has lost an interim injunction bid against the director of investment firm Mayfair 101 in its case seeking a […]

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Aware Finance cops $20M penalty in ASIC fees for no service action
Financial Services 2022-02-17 9:04 pm By Sam Matthews

Aware Finance, formerly StatePlus, has been fined $20 million for charging over 25,000 customers approximately $50 million for services they did not receive.  In a […]

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Bell Potter targeted in AUSTRAC probe over anti-money laundering compliance
Financial Services 2022-02-17 11:09 pm By Christine Caulfield

Financial crimes watchdog AUSTRAC is investigating whether three companies in the Bell Financial Group have contravened anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing rules. AUSTRAC said Thursday […]

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CBA class action preps for class closure nod from Full Court
Class Actions 2022-02-16 12:52 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Lawyers leading a class action against the Commonwealth Bank over its alleged money laundering compliance failures are getting their ducks in a row in the […]

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MinterEllison lures infrastructure partner from Reed Smith
Transportation & Infrastructure 2022-02-14 2:11 pm By Christine Caulfield

MinterEllison has appointed former Reed Smith partner Simon Harvey to join its infrastructure, construction and property practice. Harvey, who will be based in MinterEllison’s Sydney […]

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Ill-fated cartel case shows ACCC should stay out of financial markets, ex-Deutsche Bank CEO says
Competition & Consumer Protection 2022-02-11 7:23 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The CDPP’s decision to drop all criminal cartel charges against two banks and four individuals in a “test case” over a $2.5 billion ANZ share […]

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