Read our latest insights where we discuss the legal changes and decisions affecting our clients, keeping you informed and helping you to make better legal and business choices.

  • 5 Oct2017

    Financial Services insights – October 2017

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal and Catherine Osborne, Consultant Financial Services insights is intended to provide an overview of recent regulatory updates and hot topics of specific relevance to providers and participants in the financial services sector. In our first edition, we provide an overview of current regulatory and...
  • 5 Oct2017

    Wright and Wrong

    Written by: Catherine Osborne, Consultant The Federal Court in Victoria recently considered an appeal by ASIC against a decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) which arose out of a rather bizarre set of circumstances.  In the AAT proceedings, ASIC sought a banning order pursuant...
  • 5 Oct2017

    On the regulatory radar – copy trading, forex signal trading and binary options trading

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal Meridian Lawyers has had a number of inquiries in relation to copy, mirror or shadow trading, forex signal trading and binary options trading and its regulation. Copy trading allows an investor to directly copy the positions taken by another trader...
  • 5 Oct2017

    Crowd-sourced funding for start-ups and SMEs – offering shares to retail investors

    From 29 September 2017, public companies may offer ordinary shares to retail investors under the equity-based crowd-sourced funding regime through a licensed CSF intermediary’s platform. The CSF amendment will allow small to medium-sized businesses and start-ups to raise capital by...
  • 5 Oct2017

    Proposed new Insurance Code of Practice for Superannuation Trustees

    Written by: Michael Bracken, Principal On 20 September 2017, the Insurance in Superannuation Working Group (ISWG) released a draft Insurance Code of Practice for Superannuation Trustees (Code). The objective of the proposed Code is to improve the insurance in superannuation offered to fund members and...


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