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HWL Ebsworth advises on the IPO of 1414 Degrees

HWL Ebsworth acted for 1414 Degrees Ltd (ASX:14D), on its $16.3 million IPO and ASX listing, with trading of 14D shares commencing on 12 September 2018. Adelaide-based 1414 Degrees owns a patented Thermal Energy Storage System that utilises temperatures of up to 1414ºC and the latent heat properties of silicon to store and recover heat and … Read more


HWL Ebsworth advising Hong Kong Consortium led by Mason Group to acquire IVF provider Genea Limited by scheme of arrangement

HWL Ebsworth is advising the consortium led by Hong Kong listed Mason Group Holdings Limited, together with strategic investors, Aldworth Equity Management Limited, WeDoctor Holdings Limited (WeDoctor) on the proposed acquisition of 89.5% of Australia’s leading IVF provider, Genea Limited (Genea). Genea is Australia’s third-largest reproductive services provider. WeDoctor (which is backed by technology giant Tencent) is … Read more


Foreign Financial Service Providers – Extension of ASIC Licensing Relief and Consultation

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has made seven class orders that conditionally exempted foreign financial service providers (FFSP) from the requirement to hold an AFS licence where they are regulated under overseas regulatory regimes that ASIC has assessed as sufficiently equivalent to the Australian financial services regimes (Sufficient equivalence relief). The relevant class … Read more


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Liability under the ASIC Act for unconscionable conduct

The New South Wales Court of Appeal has recently delivered an important judgment confirming that unconscionability will not be found lightly when allegations of unconscionable conduct are made against banks. Mastronardo & Anor v Commonwealth Bank of Australia Ltd & Ors [2018] NSWCA 136 explores the liability of banks for unconscionable conduct under the predecessor … Read more


Casual uncertainty: Federal Court decision states that casual employees may be entitled to annual leave

A recent decision of the Full Federal Court has emphasised to employers that they should be cognisant about the way that they engage “casual” employees in order to shield themselves from being liable in circumstances where a casual employee may claim that they should receive the annual leave entitlement under the National Employment Standards (Fair … Read more


Reminder about new ASX voting restrictions

In December 2017, ASX amended the voting exclusion requirements under ASX Listing Rule 14.11 and expanded the definition of ‘associate’ in ASX Listing Rule 19.12. Almost 90% of ASX listed entities are currently preparing for their AGMs and should be aware of these amendments when preparing their notice of annual general meeting. This is the … Read more


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