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Foreign companies

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Overview

INFO 32 Foreign companies

INFO 66 Restoration of the names of registrable Australian bodies and foreign companies to the register

Post registration obligations

RG 13 ACN, ARBN and company names

RG 58 Reporting requirements – registered foreign companies and Australian companies with foreign company shareholders

RG 64 Failure to lodge documents

RG 72 Foreign securities prospectus relief

RG 176 Licensing: Discretionary powers – wholesale foreign financial service providers

Foreign financial services providers

20-058MR Following consultation, ASIC releases new regulatory framework for foreign financial services providers (see also 19-171MR)

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RG 176 Licensing: Discretionary powers – wholesale foreign financial service providers

ASIC Corporations (Foreign Financial Services Providers—Foreign AFS Licensees) Instrument 2020/198

ASIC Corporations (Foreign Financial Services Providers—Funds Management Financial Services) Instrument 2020/199

REP 656 Response to submissions on CP 301 and CP 315 on foreign financial services providers (see CP 301 and submissions; and CP 315 and submissions)

21-131MR ASIC extends transitional relief for foreign financial services providers following Federal Budget

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ASIC Corporations (Repeal and Transitional) Instrument 2016/396

ASIC Corporations (Foreign Financial Services Providers—Limited Connection) Instrument 2017/182

ASIC Corporations (CSSF-Regulated Financial Services Providers) Instrument 2016/1109

RG 54 Principles for cross border financial services regulation

RG 121 Doing financial services business in Australia

RG 178 Foreign collective investment schemes

ASIC Corporations (Foreign Securities – Incidental Advertising) Instrument 2015/360

ASIC Corporations (Foreign Licensees and ADIs) Instrument 2016/186

ASIC Corporations (CSSF-Regulated Financial Services Providers) Instrument 2016/1109 (see 19-247MR)

 

REP 519 Response to submissions on CP 268 Licensing relief for FFSPs with a limited connection to Australia (see CP 268 and submissions)

INFO 157 Practical guidance for foreign financial service providers (see 19-076MR)

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Foreign disclosure documents - mutual recognition

RG 72 Foreign securities disclosure relief

RG 163 Takeovers: Minimum bid price principle (s621)

RG 190 Offering securities in New Zealand and Australia under mutual recognition

REP 414 Response to submissions on CP 220 Fundraising: Facilitating offers of CHESS Depositary Interests

ASIC Corporations (Compromises or Arrangements) Instrument 2015/358

ASIC Corporations (Foreign Rights Issues) Instrument 2015/356

ASIC Corporations (Foreign Scrip Bids) Instrument 2015/357

ASIC Corporations (Foreign Securities—Incidental Advertising) Instrument 2015/360

ASIC Corporations (Foreign Securities—Publishing Notices) Instrument 2015/359

ASIC Corporations (Foreign Small-Scale Offers) Instrument 2015/362

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Takeovers and reconstructions

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Regulatory index topic: Takovers and reconstructions

Foreign targets

RG 71 Downstream acquisitions

Scrip bids

RG 72 Foreign securities prospectus relief

CO 13/525 On-sale disclosure relief for scrip bids and schemes of arrangement

Temporary restructuring relief

Overseas markets

RG 172 Financial markets: Domestic and overseas operators

RG 72 Foreign securities prospectus relief

RG 163 Takeovers: Minimum bid price principle

RG 253 Fundraising: Facilitating offers of CHESS Depository Interests

ASIC Corporations (Foreign Securities – Small-Scale Offers) Instrument 2015/362

ASIC Corporations (Approved Foreign Financial Markets) Instrument 2015/1071

ASIC Corporations (Foreign Small-Scale Offers) Instrument 2015/362

ASIC Corporations (Definition of Approved Foreign Market) Instrument 2017/669

CO 04/443 Licensing relief for offshore participants in the market operated by Eurex Frankfurt AG

CO 04/444 Licensing relief for offshore participants in the market operated by Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.

CO 04/829 US CFTC regulated financial services providers

CO 04/1313 Germany BaFin regulated financial service providers

CO 05/84 JSE Securities Exchange South Africa added to ASIC's downstream acquisition takeover relief

CO 14/827 Offers of CHESS depository interests

INFO 252 Managing conduct risk during LIBOR transition (see 20-304MR, 20-083MR and 19-107MR)

REP 134 Enhancing capital flows into and out of Australia

REP 414 Response to submissions on CP 220 Fundraising: Facilitating offers of CHESS Depositary Interests

REP 652 Wholesale FX practices in Australia (see 19-364MR)

19-043MR Abu Dhabi Global Market and ASIC sign agreement to enhance collaboration

19-080MR UK Financial Conduct Authority and Australian Securities and Investments Commission agree to strengthen cooperation post-Brexit

Exemptions

CO 04/443 Licensing relief for offshore participants in the market operated by Eurex Frankfurt AG

CO 04/444 Licensing relief for offshore participants in the market operated by Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.

ASIC Corporations (Foreign Licensees and ADIs) Instrument 2016/186

INFO 217 Licensing relief for low volume financial markets

Registrable Australian bodies

INFO 60 Registrable Australian bodies

INFO 66 Restoration of the names of registrable Australian bodies and foreign companies to the register

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Small businesses

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Regulatory index topic: Australian companies

ASIC's responses to COVID-19

20-047MR ASIC update on enforcement and regulatory work

20-070MR ASIC recalibrates its regulatory priorities to focus on COVID-19 challenges

20-086MR Details of changes to ASIC regulatory work and priorities in light of COVID-19

20-157MR Focuses for financial reporting under COVID-19 conditions

COVID-19 information for small businesses (article 13/7/2020)

COVID-19 making financial decisions (Moneysmart)

Relief offered for small businesses affacted by COVID-19 (article by Australian Banking Association 20/8/2020)

20-276MR ASIC to further extend financial reporting deadlines for listed and unlisted entities and amends ‘no action’ position for AGMs

20-325MR ASIC highlights focus areas for 31 December 2020 financial reports under COVID-19 conditions

News

Director resignations: new laws apply from 18 February 2021 (article 17/2/2021)

See also

Home > For business > Small business > Starting a company > Small business company directors > Resigning or removing a company director > Changes to director resignations from 18 February 2021

Insolvency laws for small business are changing from 1 January 2020 (news item 29/12/2019)

See

Home > Regulatory resources > Insolvency > Insolvency for directors > Restructuring and the restructuring plan

19-231MR ASIC outlines priorities for small business in 2019-20

19-115MR Doing the right thing by your customers: ASIC consults on lifting standards and transparency of complaints handling

19-035MR ASIC update on implementation of Royal Commission recommendations

19-032MR ASIC to pursue harsher penalties after laws passed by Senate

18-294MR ASIC continues small business focus for 2018-19

ASIC Small Business Strategy 2017-2020 (PDF 178 KB - see 17-279MR)

Regulatory guides

RG 96 Debt collection guideline: for collectors and creditors

RG 217 Duty to prevent insolvent trading: Guide for directors

Legislative intruments

ASIC Corporations (Exempt Proprietary Companies) Instrument 2015/840

ASIC Corporations (Wholly-owned Companies) Instrument 2016/785

ASIC Corporations (Whistleblower Policies) Instrument 2019/1146

ASIC Corporations (Extended Reporting and Lodgment Deadlines—Unlisted Entities) Instrument 2020/395 (see 20-084MR)

ASIC Corporations (COVID-19 Email Lodgement Service—ASIC Corporations (Wholly-owned Companies) Instrument 2016/785) Instrument 2020/612 (PDF 175 KB)

Information Sheets

INFO 14 Bankruptcy and personal insolvency agreements

INFO 26 Dealing with businesses and companies

INFO 41 Glossary

INFO 42 Insolvency: A guide for directors

INFO 43 Insolvency: A guide for shareholders

INFO 45 Liquidation: A guide for creditors

INFO 46 Liquidation: A guide for employees

INFO 53 Directors: What happens if a company is insolvent

INFO 54 Receivership: A guide for creditors

INFO 55 Receivership: A guide for employees

INFO 74 Voluntary administration: A guide for creditors

INFO 75 Voluntary administration: A guide for employees

INFO 84 Independence of external administrators: A guide for creditors

INFO 85 Approving fees

INFO 162 Disputes between officeholders and/or members of small proprietary companies

INFO 187 Disputes about similar business names

INFO 203 Impairment of non-financial assets: Materials for directors

INFO 208 When companies break laws that ASIC does not enforce

INFO 211 Unfair contract term protections for small businesses (see 20-248MR)

INFO 212 Concerns about illegal phoenix activities

INFO 234 Indigenous corporations

INFO 235 Reporting obligations of Indigenous corporations

INFO 236 Dispute resolution for Indigenous corporations

INFO 241 Prohibition on influencing employers’ superannuation fund choice: section 68A of the SIS Act (see 19-198MR)

INFO 247 Company officer obligations under the whistleblower protection provisions

Reports

REP 565 Unfair contract terms and small business loans (see 18-073MR)

REP 571 ASIC and small business (see 17-279MR and 18-090MR)

REP 645 Insolvency statistics: External administrators’ reports (July 2018 to June 2019) (see 19-363MR)

REP 675 Default insurance in superannuation: Member value for money (see 20-323MR)

Articles and Speeches

ASIC's perspective on small business (speech 2/11/2018)

ASIC and small business (article 12/3/2020)

Small business summit address: ASIC and small business (speech 31/8/2018

Small business and ASIC (speech - PDF 144 KB - 29/8/2017)

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