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Judge slams indictment in cartel case as ‘complete shemozzle’
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-03 3:41 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has declined to quash the indictment in a high-profile criminal case over a $2.5 billion ANZ share placement but sent prosecutors back to […]

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JPMorgan GC sat in on ACCC interviews despite involvement in alleged cartel, court hears
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-11-03 9:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

JPMorgan’s general counsel for Australia and New Zealand was allowed to sit in on witness interviews during an ACCC cartel investigation into ANZ’s $2.5 billion […]

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Fees for no service class action must clarify ‘serious allegations’ against AMP
Class Actions 2021-11-02 4:27 pm By Cindy Cameronne

A judge has ordered a class action against AMP to provide more detail in its case accusing the financial services firm of failing to disclose […]

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Holders of Aussie cryptocurrency Qoin threaten class action
Financial Services 2021-11-02 8:55 pm By Cindy Cameronne

An issuer of Gold Coast-based cryptocurrency Qoin may be hit with a class action for allegedly engaging in fraudulent practices and pyramid selling, with investors […]

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ASIC takes digital lender Ferratum to court for overcharging borrowers
Financial Services 2021-11-02 11:07 am By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has accused Finnish microloan company Ferratum of overcharging vulnerable, low-income consumers during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. In […]

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CBA seeks leniency as judge grapples with first criminal case of its kind
Financial Services 2021-10-29 5:31 pm By Miklos Bolza

A fine imposed against the Commonwealth Bank for false and misleading representations to customers should reflect offences that were “well below the midpoint” of seriousness, […]

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Lauded King & Wood Mallesons managing partner appointed Macquarie GC
Financial Services 2021-10-29 3:26 pm By Bianca Hrovat

The Australian managing partner of King & Wood Mallesons, Evie Bruce, is set to join Macquarie Group as its next group general counsel and head […]

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Rate-rigging class action pleadings OK’d, more than two years after case filed
Class Actions 2021-10-28 3:56 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has given the green light to amended pleadings in a class action accusing major banks of entering a cartel agreement to rig foreign […]

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iSignthis’ John Karantzis accuses ATO of misleading court in asset freeze bid
Tax 2021-10-28 9:39 pm By Cindy Cameronne

iSignthis CEO John Karantzis claims the ATO misled the court when it sought a freezing order over his assets in a dispute over an alleged […]

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth nabs financial services specialist from Herbert Smith Freehills
People In The News 2021-10-28 4:09 pm By Bianca Hrovat

Corrs Chambers Westgarth has continued its hiring spree, luring a financial services regulatory specialist from Herbert Smith Freehills. Steven Rice was appointed a partner in […]

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