Australian business finds itself in a regulatory environment of ever-increasing complexity. And compliance is no longer optional.
Holding Redlich has extensive experience assisting clients in all aspects of regulatory compliance, dealings with regulators and judicial challenge and review of regulatory decisions. We work with clients at both a national and state level.
When the need arises, we work with companies and individuals who may be the subject of civil and criminal proceedings arising out of a regulatory investigation.
Whether our clients seek proactive risk management through the development of policies and procedures or advice and representation in investigations and prosecutions, we work alongside them to help guide their businesses through an increasingly complex regulatory landscape.
Our areas of expertise include:
Acted for Beyond Productions, an Australian screen producer, in AAT proceedings seeking a review of a decision by Screen Australia to refuse to grant a producer offset certificate under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (Cth) in respect of a documentary series. Acted for Beyond Productions in subsequent Federal Court proceedings appealing the decision of the AAT to uphold Screen Australia’s decision.
Acting for the Office of the ABC Commissioner in investigations and prosecutions arising out of contraventions by building industry participants of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) and Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005 (Cth), including a sham contracting/underpayment prosecution in Queensland.
22 August 2023 - Knowledge
This article covers the key sources of financial protection for directors and officers, including indemnity under a company’s constitution and/or in a Deed of Access, Indemnity and Insurance, and Directors and Officers Insurance (D&O Insurance).
24 August 2022 - Knowledge
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released its latest Corporate Plan, outlining its strategic priorities for the next four years. The Corporate Plan provides transparency on the regulator’s approach to new trends and initiatives in the financial market, and insights into how the regulator will effectively tackle product design and distribution, sustainable finance, retirement decision-making and technology risks over the coming years.
13 July 2022 - Knowledge
ASIC has released guidance setting out the main risks relating to ‘greenwashing’ sustainability-related investments, products and services and what those who offer such products can do to avoid it.
05 July 2022 - Knowledge
We deep dive into Australia’s sanctions laws and highlight six things businesses need to know when doing business in or with Australia, including the expanding legal framework and penalties for breaching these laws.
15 June 2022 - Knowledge
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has recently released Information Sheet 270, which deals with its powers to issue reprimands and warnings under the Better Advice Act.
10 May 2022 - Knowledge
ASIC brings its first case against a financial services licencee for failures of authorised representatives to adequately manage their cyber risk.