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ASIC hits $1 billion ‘licensee for hire’ firm with court proceedings
Financial Services 2022-07-07 1:13 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has filed civil penalty proceedings against advisory firm Lanterne Fund Services, alleging it ran a “wholly deficient business”. ASIC […]

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Judge approves $4.7M Quintis class action settlement
Class Actions 2022-07-01 10:37 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A judge has signed off on a $4.7 million settlement in two investor class actions against collapsed sandalwood producer Quintis, two year after an earlier […]

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Liquidator reprimanded by ASIC for breaching rules on independence
Restructuring & Insolvency 2022-07-01 10:45 pm By Sam Matthews

The corporate regulator has reprimanded a liquidator for “serious” breaches of independence rules, and has directed the insolvency practitioner to refuse appointments until next year. […]

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ASIC sues Mercer Financial over fees for no service conduct
Financial Services 2022-06-30 12:10 pm By Sam Matthews

ASIC has brought court proceedings against wealth manager Mercer Financial Advice, alleging the company charged fees for services it did not provide and made false […]

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ASIC can’t access PwC report at centre of privilege fight with Terracom
Energy & Natural Resources 2022-06-28 11:10 pm By Christine Caulfield

A judge has rejected a bid by the corporate regulator to access an unredacted PricewaterhouseCoopers report commissioned by coal miner TerraCom ahead of a challenge […]

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ASIC triumphs in appeal against payday lenders Cigno, BHF
Appeals 2022-06-28 11:36 am By Sam Matthews

ASIC has won an appeal of a judge’s decision that found Gold Coast-based payday lenders Cigno and BHF did not need a licence to issue […]

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‘Where are our rights?’: ASIC wants to be heard in privilege row over PwC report
Energy & Natural Resources 2022-06-27 2:57 pm By Sam Matthews

ASIC has renewed its bid to see a PricewaterhouseCoopers report commissioned by TerraCom in order to defend the coal mining company’s appeal of a judgment […]

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Former Sigma Healthcare exec gets 14 months for insider trading
White Collar 2022-06-27 9:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

A former Sigma Healthcare executive has been sentenced to a suspended term of 14 months’ in prison after pleading guilty to trading on insider information. […]

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Macquarie not to blame for $2.9M theft by adviser, court told
Financial Services 2022-06-23 9:02 pm By Sam Matthews

Macquarie Bank has denied liability for a financial adviser’s theft of $2.9 million in customer funds, which the Australian Securities and Investments Commission alleged was […]

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Legal services board suspends law licence of wealth guru Grubisa
Legal Ethics 2022-06-22 3:54 pm By Sam Matthews

The Victorian Legal Services Board and Commissioner has suspended wealth guru Dominique Grubisa’s law licence, saying she is “not entitled to engage in legal practice […]

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