Season 23: The ECM Exchange


Explore hot topics facing companies with our Equity Capital Markets experts. Our host, John Hutchinson, along with our season guests, will discuss the mandatory Australian climate reporting, the wholesale investor test, convertible notes and much more.

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Proposed changes to wholesale client and sophisticated investor tests

John Hutchinson and Vanessa Murphy discuss proposed changes to the wholesale client and sophisticated investor tests, which have not been updated since 2001. They examine what the tests are, how they are used and how the changes may impact companies wishing to raise capital, among other issues.

Convertible notes

John Hutchinson, Deborah Chew and Michelle Eastwell discuss convertible notes: what are they, how and when can they be used as a fundraising option and what is the ASX’s view of convertible notes? They also offer some tips for listeners on the use of convertible notes.

Climate reporting and financial reports

John Hutchinson⁠, ⁠Suzie Leask⁠ and ⁠Sevan Gore⁠ discuss a new Bill that sets up the mandatory Australian climate reporting framework and will affect how organisations prepare their financial reports and collect data. They outline which companies will be affected, when reporting requirements will commence, and director liability, among other issues.

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Corporate & commercial lawyer John is a consultant for the firm. His work focuses on property fund M&A.

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Suzie is experienced in a broad range of areas including, business transactions, corporate advisory, commercial contracts, IT and intellectual property, privacy law and more.

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Sevan Gore has over 10 years of experience as a corporate lawyer with significant experience in the mining industry.

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Deborah is a leading commercial transaction lawyer with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets.

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Michelle is an experienced corporate lawyer specialising in mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and ASX listings.

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Corporate & commercial lawyer Vanessa's experience includes M&A, funds, capital markets transactions and regulatory advice.

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