Corporate Crime

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ASIC prosecuting company directors

ASIC prosecuting company directors It has become a loosely held secret around legal circles that ASIC are about to charge up to 50 Directors of large listed companies. This is beyond the media reports of ASIC talking about prosecuting Directors....

Greg Melick

Appearing before anti-corruption bodies

Appearing before anti-corruption bodies The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) is the body established to investigate and expose corruption and misconduct within the Victorian public sector. Powered by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Act 2011, IBAC’s jurisdiction extends to State and...

Anthony Lewis

ASIC investigations and prosecutions

ASIC investigations and prosecutions Recently, our firm invited Anthony Lewis of the Victorian Bar to present a talk about ASIC investigations and Prosecutions.  Anthony is a very experienced Barrister who has experience across a number of fields, but particularly in...

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ASIC examinations – Section 19 examinations and banning orders

ASIC examinations – Section 19 examinations and banning orders If you work in the financial services sector, there would be nothing more daunting than being hauled in by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), to take part in an...

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Whistle blower blows on himself

Whistle blower blows on himself Canada has just convicted the first individual to be charged with Bribery of a Foreign Public Official under Canadian Law. The sad irony is that Nazir Karigar, the person charged and convicted, was the informer who anonymously alerted...

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Bribery and corruption conference

Bribery and corruption conference Prior to our merger in February each of the previous firms was separately representing different clients in the first allegations of Bribery of a Foreign Official to come before the Courts. One client who is a...

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ASIC investigations: Corporate criminal liability

ASIC investigations: Corporate criminal liability Australian Securities and Investments Commission investigations can lead to criminal prosecution and often imprisonment. Who is at risk? ASIC will investigate anyone in the corporate environment, regarding all matters, big or small. ASIC will pursue...