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Capital Brief: Noumi's Financial Disclosure Lawsuit Highlights 'Legal Privilege' Challenges

“The role of legal advice in data breaches is fraught with challenges for several reasons”   In a recent Capital Brief article, Hicksons’ Commercial Dispute Resolution Partner Chloe Ellis comments on the Noumi financial disclosure lawsuit.   Chloe touches on the challenges that this case brings up for both voluntary and statutory disclosures to regulators, and how this can impact companies that suffer data breaches.

Insurance Business: Unfair insurance contracts, what does ASIC need to prove?

In a recent Insurance Business article, Hicksons Insurance Partner Susannah Fricke discusses the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) launching first-time proceedings against Auto & General Insurance Company, and HCF Life Insurance Company for alleged unfair contract terms in April 2023.

ASIC extends relief on virtual meetings

The recent lockdown in Brisbane is a timely reminder that a return to ‘business as usual’ is still uncertain.  This article explores the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)’s ‘no action’ position, which is intended to facilitate businesses to hold their meetings effectively despite restrictions on gatherings and travel.

Remaking ASIC class order on share and interest sale facilities

Legislative instruments, such as class orders, are repealed automatically, or sunset, after 10 years, unless action is taken to extend them.

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