beneficial ownership

The UK new international economic crime laws – and Australia compared

The UK government has just enacted the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 which requires overseas entities holding UK …

UK’s plan to give great access to corporate data, beneficial ownership etc

In What has happened to the proposed beneficial ownership of shares register? in February 2020, I asked what has happened …

What has happened to the proposed beneficial ownership of shares register?

A review of the ASIC Annual Report 2018 by a parliamentary committee was tabled only in February 2020. The report …

ASIC and the PJC – hellholes, law enforcement, identity, funding, and more

Here are some selected snippets from the transcript of the PJC hearing oversighting ASIC, of 27 October 2017, the last …

Director charades continued

After giving directors the benefit of protection from liability for insolvent trading, through the ‘safe harbour reforms’, the government has …

Beneficial ownership of companies – consultation

The government has released a consultation paper on improving the transparency of information on the beneficial ownership and control of …

Beneficial ownership of companies, and access to ASIC data

The government has invited us to “have our say” on what it says is “Australia’s first Open Government National Action …