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Room to improve AML/CTF Systems and Controls – Our take on AUSTRAC’s Risk Assessment

25 Oct 2017
Room to improve AML/CTF Systems and Controls – Our take on AUSTRAC’s Risk Assessment

Alexa Bowditch

Lawyer

In July 2017, AUSTRAC released its latest money laundering and terrorism financing (ML/TF) risk assessment which focuses on the securities and derivatives sector.  Similar to past risk assessments released by…...

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Certified Wholesale – SMSFs and Accountant’s Certificates

14 Oct 2017
Certified Wholesale – SMSFs and Accountant’s Certificates

David Court

Partner

  On 7 July 2017, ASIC issued a media release concerning action that it had taken over a particular example of perceived inappropriate use of accountant's certificates to treat investors…...

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So you’re planning on opening a cryptocurrency (e.g. Bitcoin, Altcoin) exchange

28 Jun 2017
So you’re planning on opening a cryptocurrency (e.g. Bitcoin, Altcoin) exchange

Alexa Bowditch

Lawyer

  Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have seen a significant value increase in the recent past.  If you had the foresight to invest in Bitcoin and Ethereum in January 2017, you…...

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What the Storm Financial case told us about wholesale client eligibility

22 Nov 2016
What the Storm Financial case told us about wholesale client eligibility

David Court

Partner

  The decision of the Federal Court in the Storm Financial case (or, to be legally precise, the case of ASIC v Cassimatis (no.8) [2016] FCA 1023) considers a number…...

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Is your Standard Form Contract Bullet Proof from Unfair Terms?

11 Oct 2016
Is your Standard Form Contract Bullet Proof from Unfair Terms?

Tim Dixon

Special Counsel

  Are you a franchisor? ...or a financial services provider with authorised representatives? ...or a credit provider? ...or a service provider?  Do you have a standard form contract that you…...

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Section 912A Corporations Act – Compliance, or a recipe for running a successful business?

29 Aug 2016
Section 912A Corporations Act – Compliance, or a recipe for running a successful business?

Grant Holley

Managing Partner

  One of the problems with reading legislation is that it is sometimes drafted in a way that obscures its true purpose. (I apologise to any parliamentary counsel that may…...

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