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FAR is Here & Now– Accountability in the Financial Sector
The interdependence between economic growth and financial stability requires (amongst other things) sound performance and management within the banking sector.  This interdependence extends to general, life and health insurers and...
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Ethical Leadership and Corporate Governance: The New Frontier for Business Directors
The call for robust corporate governance and ethical leadership has never been louder in today’s rapidly evolving business environment. ASIC Chair Joe Longo’s recent remarks at the Australian Institute of...
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AUSTRAC REGULATORY PRIORITIES & INFRINGEMENT NOTICES
Madison Marcus is steadfast in navigating our clients through the intricacies of compliance. Recent developments have seen AUSTRAC intensifying its scrutiny, issuing infringement notices for failures to meet the reporting...
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CYBER AWARENESS UNDERPINS CYBER RESILIENCE
In this era of technological change, financial innovation, online engagement, and the heavy reliance on smart devices, it comes as no surprise that protection of consumer data across technology platforms...
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Varying Your Credit Licence in Australia: What You Need to Know
If you are involved in the financial services industry in Australia, specifically in the credit sector, you may come across situations where you need to vary your credit licence. Understanding...
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​​Key Considerations When Applying for an Australian Credit Licence
Applying for an Australian Credit Licence (ACL) can be a significant step for businesses in the financial services industry. Whether you are a lender or broker providing credit-related services, obtaining...
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Welcoming Christopher Frankish: Our New Financial Services Legal Expert at Madison Marcus
Madison Marcus is delighted to introduce Christopher Frankish as our latest addition to the firm. Chris brings a wealth of experience and expertise in Financial Services, specialising in Governance, Regulatory...
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What Australian Businesses Should Know About ASIC Relief
Australian businesses operating in regulated industries are subject to numerous rules and regulations that must be adhered to in order to maintain compliance with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission...
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Navigating AFSL License Applications: Your Guide to Compliance
If you are planning to provide financial services in Australia, you may need to apply for an Australian Financial Services License (AFSL). The AFSL application process can be complex and...
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How Asset-Based Financing Can Help Australian Businesses
Asset-based financing has emerged as a popular financing option for Australian businesses of all sizes. This type of financing allows businesses to secure loans or lines of credit by using...
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What You Should Know About Finance Law In The Corporate World
Banking and finance law in Australia dictates big decisions in the corporate world. It’s crucial in deciding the fate of the company regarding its growth and development. Surviving the competitive...
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Madison Marcus Receives Glowing Feedback for Transforming Client's Risk and Compliance Framework with Partner Perry Hume's Expertise
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When Should You Talk to a Lawyer About Your Expenses?
Handling finances covers a multitude of mundane tasks. With this, you must be able to take a look at your overall active and passive income, assets, liabilities and expenses. Hearing...
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ASIC TARGETING STATEMENTS AND REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT “GREENWASHING” ?
CASE BACKGROUND 4. ASIC’s concerns were that Tlou did not have a reasonable basis to make the statements or that the statements were not factually correct. GREENWASHING EXPLAINED As ASIC...
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Laundering?
Has your anti-money laundering (AML) program been independently reviewed? ? Madison Marcus provides prompt, practical and pragmatic advice.  Delivering independent appraisals and risk assessments of your compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering &...
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The Optus Data Breach
Article was written by Vicky Grillakis On 22 September 2022, telecommunications giant, Optus, notified the Australian Cyber Security Centre, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and other relevant...
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Finding a Law Firm in Melbourne: Some Helpful Facts You Should Know
There are many law firms in Melbourne, and choosing the right one can be daunting. The best law firm in Melbourne can be right before you, but you may not...
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DIGITAL ASSETS (MARKET REGULATION) BILL 2022
Following the Australian Crypto Convention, Senator Bragg expressed his frustration with the apparent lack of progress in crypto regulations by the current Federal Government. He took the opportunity to announce...
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Crypto: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
On this special episode of The Lawyers Weekly Show, produced in partnership with Madison Marcus Law Firm, host Jerome Doraisamy converses with Madison Marcus’ financial services direct lead and partner...
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The Role of Commercial Litigation Lawyers
Do you need help in resolving a business dispute or tax issues? Perhaps, you are facing commercial litigation and you need someone to represent you.  Whatever your difficulties are regarding...
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Why Should We Hire Tax Lawyers?
Running a business has complications, and one of the first things that you should pay attention to is how to manage your taxes.  Despite the importance, many business owners fail...
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Tips to Consider When Hiring a Tax Lawyer
Some tax issues cannot be solved just by seeking the help of accountants. When you face legal issues related to tax, it is best to hire a tax lawyer instead. ...
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FINANCIAL SERVICES DIVISION REGULATORY UPDATE
JANUARY 2022  PART 1 – REGULATORY REFORM  ASIC 1. CRYPTO ASSETS  ASIC released Information paper 225 in August 2021 that details ASIC’s intention to update authorisation for Responsible Entities of...