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New Director Identification Number Requirements Imminent

Commencing November 2021, directors of Australian companies will be personally required to verify their identity as part of the new Director ID (DIN) regime. The DIN is a unique identifier that directors will be required to apply for once, and then keep forever – including if they stop being a director, move overseas, change to another company or are a director of multiple companies.

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Key Updates: Critical Infrastructure Reform and Ransomware Action Plan

The rapid escalation in cyber attacks, particularly against key infrastructure assets domestically and abroad, has forced an urgent push from the Australian Government for sweeping new laws. The Government will split the Critical Infrastructure Bill by passing what it sees as the most urgent of the reforms with a view to address the ‘serious and rapidly deteriorating cyber security environment’.

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Coming Clean: ASIC Offers Restricted Immunity for Market Misconduct

ASIC have announced the commencement of a novel immunity policy for individuals who contravene the market misconduct and related provisions in Part 7.10 of the Corporations Act. The policy outlines ASIC’s intention to provide conditional immunity for offences related to market manipulation, insider trading, and dishonest or deceptive conduct.

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2021 Australian Law Awards Finalist

Hazelbrook Legal is thrilled to announce it has been named as a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards for Boutique Law Firm of the Year.

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2021 Partner of the Year Awards Finalist

Hazelbrook Legal is delighted to announce that, once again, Principal Hugh Griffin has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards 2021 in four categories: Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions and Financial Services Law.

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