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Advising on tech company IPOs July 6, 2018

Silicon Valley-based technology company Pivotal Systems launched an initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on 2 July 2018. The IPO raised $53.5 million, placing the value of the specialist … Continued

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Maddocks acts on major mining acquisition July 17, 2018

Tuesday 17 July 2018 Law firm Maddocks has advised Consolidated Mining & Civil Pty Ltd (CMC) on its purchase of 100 percent of Benagerie Gold Pty Ltd, which holds the Benagerie mining lease, from Havilah … Continued

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NSW Crown land reforms have commenced – what do local councils need to know? July 18, 2018

The majority of the Crown Land Management Act 2016 (NSW) (the Act) commenced on 1 July 2018. The Act significantly reforms the use and management of Crown land in NSW. This article provides an overview of the key reforms, … Continued

Environmental Management Systems: what boards can learn from the Banking Royal Commission

In Australia, the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has exposed remarkable failures in risk management, compliance and culture that have claimed the careers of a number of senior managers and directors and seen the threat of litigation. The underlying issues are not unique to the world of finance.

Management systems, including environmental management systems, are multifaceted systems in which people operate. One weakness may undermine the effectiveness of the whole system. For organisations struggling with repeated incidents and near misses, it is tempting to think that there needs to be a focus on one thing. Often that one thing is the rhetoric of ‘zero tolerance’ compliance. Often it is training. Sometimes it is culture. At the time of writing, the newspapers are carrying headlines such as ‘coaching is the key’ in response to the Banking Royal commission.

Partner and Chairman, Patrick Ibbotson shares his detailed summary on Environmental Management Systems: what boards can learn from the Banking Royal Commission.

 

AUTHORS
  Patrick Ibbotson | Partner
Tel +61 2 9291 6169
E patrick.Ibbotson@maddocks.com.au

In Australia, the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry has exposed remarkable failures in risk management, compliance and culture that have claimed the careers of a number of senior managers and directors and seen the threat of litigation. The underlying issues are not unique to the world of finance.

Management systems, including environmental management systems, are multifaceted systems in which people operate. One weakness may undermine the effectiveness of the whole system. For organisations struggling with repeated incidents and near misses, it is tempting to think that there needs to be a focus on one thing. Often that one thing is the rhetoric of ‘zero tolerance’ compliance. Often it is training. Sometimes it is culture. At the time of writing, the newspapers are carrying headlines such as ‘coaching is the key’ in response to the Banking Royal commission.

Partner and Chairman, Patrick Ibbotson shares his detailed summary on Environmental Management Systems: what boards can learn from the Banking Royal Commission.

 

AUTHORS
  Patrick Ibbotson | Partner
Tel +61 2 9291 6169
E patrick.Ibbotson@maddocks.com.au