ASX Compliance Update

Changes to ASX Listing Applications In a bid to enhance efficiency and clarity in the listing application process, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has introduced several changes to its admission procedures, effective February 5, 2024. These changes set out in Compliance Update (no. 01/24) aim to simplify documentation requirements and improve compliance with spread and escrow […]

Regulatory riddles: Decrypting the Future of Crypto Staking and Earn Products

For the first time, the crypto industry has useful guidance on the application of certain financial product definitions to crypto products and services following the recent judgement in Australian Securities and Investments Commission v Web3 Ventures Pty Ltd [2024] FCA 64 (Case), but not all issues have been resolved. We highlight below the key takeaways […]

Real Estate Markets Quarterly – Autumn 2024

Welcome to the Autumn edition of our Real Estate Markets Quarterly! In this edition, we delve into recent industry developments and offer insights into the trends that will shape real estate markets in 2024. Features in this edition include: An industry spotlight on Co-Founder and Director, Natalie Rayment Exploring incentives for Build-to-Rent Developments Changes Impacting […]

Kevin Ho

Kevin excels in resolving commercial challenges with a realistic and pragmatic approach. Leveraging a blend of legal expertise and a keen understanding of business dynamics, he advises clients with a solution-oriented mindset. Specialising in Digital Ledger Technology and Virtual Asset Service Provider regulatory work, Kevin boasts extensive experience in this sector. His track record includes […]

M&A Report: 2023 Year in Review and Future Outlook

In Mergermarket’s 2023 Global & Regional M&A Rankings, Hamilton Locke ranked 6th in Australia for the highest volume of M&A deals, with 69 deals valued at USD738 million. This is the firm’s highest Mergermarket ranking and a significant jump from 13th place in 2022. As part of our ongoing commitment to driving excellence in the […]

Hamilton Locke advises Pulse Software on its investment from Accel-KKR backed Springbrook

Hamilton Locke is delighted to have assisted LG Software Solutions Pty Ltd, trading as Pulse Software, on the partial divestment by its founders and significant investment from Accel-KKR backed Springbrook. Founded in 2011 by Geoff Reeves and Thomas Rajanayagam, Pulse Software is an Australian based software company that offers an array of process business management […]

Alistair Newton

As a competition and consumer specialist, Alistair has a deep understanding of the market contexts in which his clients operate. He is driven by the challenge of navigating complex legal and economic problems to achieve the best commercial and regulatory outcomes. Alistair prides himself on his reliability, diligence and acumen. Alistair has over 15 years’ […]

Hamilton Locke recognised in The Legal 500 2024 Asia-Pacific Guide

Legal research and ranking directory guide Legal 500 has recognised a number of our practice groups, partners and lawyers in its latest 2024 Asia-Pacific Guide. Hamilton Locke climbed up one spot to a Tier 3 ranking in the Fintech and Financial Services Regulatory practice area, and Partner Michael Tooma, who joined Hamilton Locke late last […]