Topic: Safe harbour

A provision of a statute or a regulation that specifies that certain conduct will be deemed not to violate a given rule, in this case trading while insolvent laws

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COVID-19: The implications for D&O insurance

The D&O insurance market has been under strain for a number of years, with premium increases exceeding 100% a familiar sight. At a time when directors everywhere are trying to navigate challenging wat...

Directors’ duties in uncertain financial times

The impact of the last bushfire season and now Covid-19 is causing significant distress to companies. Indeed, for many companies, cash flow has slowed to a trickle or even stopped completely.

Navigating workplace relations through COVID-19

A lot of organisations are grappling with difficult employee issues in this sudden and unexpected health and economic crisis. Many companies and their boards are considering what options are availabl...

WEF launches COVID Action Platform to fight pandemic

The dramatic spread of COVID-19 has disrupted lives, livelihoods, communities and businesses worldwide. In response, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has launched a COVID Action Platform to offer resour...

Eight tips for effective digital board meetings

Boards have a critical role to play in steering their companies through the current COVID-19 crisis. At the same time, the need to enforce self-isolation and social distancing will mean that many meet...

COVID-19: 7 ways SMEs can boost cashflow

In the face of the threat to finances posed by COVID-19, will you be able to keep your business afloat for the next few months? The good news is that there now many avenues of assistance available, an...

COVID-19: What directors need to know about the lifting of director liability for insolvent trading

As part of a range of economic measures in response to COVID-19, the government has announced six-month temporary relief for directors from personal liability for trading while insolvent. Here’s what...

COVID-19: Can you turn your business around?

As the economic impacts of COVID-19 crisis begin to take hold, we look at ways that business can turn around or restructure as an alternative to shutting down and at new changes to Australia’s tough ...

ASIC announces temporary measures for AGMs amid spread of COVID-19

ASIC has today released Guidelines for meeting upcoming AGM and financial reporting requirements that are temporarily impacted by restrictions on large-group gatherings and travel restrictions amid th...

Boards should hasten slowly with market disclosure on COVID-19

In the context of current media reporting and other commentary regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), there is a significant level of concern from listed company boards regarding continuous disclosure obli...
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