ASX Listing Rules and Regulatory Changes with Scott Standen, GRT Lawyers

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In this episode of YS Up Governance and Boards Podcast, 3YS Owls Governance Consultants, Ainslie Cunningham and Deb Anderson interview Scott Standen from GRT Lawyers and together they explore some of the recent regulatory changes introduced as a result of COVID-19 to enable the more efficient operation of the market.

“Since the changes have come in the ASX and ASIC have required companies to now be much more fulsome in their disclosure about how they've gone about the capital raising, who they've placed the shares with, what policies they had in place in terms of their allocations.. So, a lot more transparency now is being brought into those listing rules.”
– Scott Standen

Summary of episode
Scott shares with us:
· Changes to the ASX listing rules in relation to capital raising and trading halts
· Changes to dividend policies
· Earnings guidance and continuous disclosure obligations
· Foreign Investment Review Board approvals
· Changes to insolvency laws
· GRT Foundation – Child’s Play QLD and GiveAbility
· Hybrid and Virtual AGM’s

Scott is a founder and Director of GRT Lawyers and GRT Foundation and corporate lawyer. He leads a team of specialist legal professionals, providing advice to organisations of all sizes, from middle market, large corporates and government owned corporations.
Scott’s career spans more than 20 years as a corporate lawyer and has encompassed an in-house general counsel role, director of Statutory Authorities and corporate legal adviser to managing directors, chief financial officers and boards of directors of ASX listed companies.
Scott is regularly called on by clients to provide strategic corporate advice to boards of directors and to project manage merger and acquisition transactions and public equity markets transactions. He prides himself in providing technically accurate and commercially focused corporate advice for public, private and listed companies, boards of directors and corporate advisers.

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