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Prosecutors take axe to Country Care criminal cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection May 21, 2019 10:09 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has pared its criminal cartel case against Country Care Group and two individuals, cutting over 100 charges in an […]

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High Court to clarify meaning of ‘officer’ under Corporations Act
Appeals May 21, 2019 2:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has granted ASIC special leave to appeal a judgment that let a former director of Gold Coast finance company MFS Group partially off the hook for $147.5 million in misappropriated funds, after ASIC argued the High Court should intervene to clarify the scope of the word “officer” under the Corporations Act.

HWL must produce files in case accusing partner of diverting client funds to pay legal bill
Legal Ethics May 8, 2019 9:06 pm By Amelia Birnie

A judge has dismissed HWL Ebsworth’s claims of a “fishing expedition” and granted discovery of a slew of  internal documents relevant to allegations a partner […]

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Ex-PPB Advisory liquidator gets 7 years’ jail for $800,000 fraud
Restructuring & Insolvency May 3, 2019 9:06 pm By Amelia Birnie

A former PPB Advisory liquidator has been jailed for seven years for embezzling $800,000 from defunct property development company Neolido Holdings Pty Ltd. Brisbane-based David […]

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ALRC to tackle ‘comprehensive’ review of corporate crime laws
White Collar April 10, 2019 9:54 pm By Catherine Fredenburgh

Months after submitting its final report on the country’s class action regime, the Australian Law Reform Commission has been tasked with undertaking a “comprehensive” review […]

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Charges still not finalised in groundbreaking ANZ criminal cartel case
Competition & Consumer Protection April 9, 2019 11:05 am By Miklos Bolza

Charges in the criminal cartel case against ANZ, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank over a $2.5 billion ANZ institutional share placement have yet to be finalised, […]

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Lawsuit claims HWL partner helped divert insurance proceeds to settle legal tab
Legal Ethics April 3, 2019 11:29 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Insolvent mobile ticketing company Bcode wants a slew of documents from HWL Ebsworth related to its allegations that an HWL partner aided Bcode’s former directors […]

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Federal Court gets $35M increase to tackle white collar crime
White Collar March 24, 2019 10:06 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal Court has been given exclusive jurisdiction over white collar criminal matters, with an additional $35 million in funding coming its way to mange […]

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Judge won’t toss $17.5M Equititrust lawsuit against Tucker & Cowen
Restructuring & Insolvency March 19, 2019 11:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A name partner at law firm Tucker & Cowen and the firm itself have lost their bid for summary dismissal of a lawsuit brought by […]

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Financial adviser gets 10 years for using clients’ funds ‘as he pleased’
White Collar March 15, 2019 10:08 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A former financial advised has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for doing ‘as he pleased’ with $5 million in client funds that were […]

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