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ASIC Class Order [CO 10/333]

Authoritative Version
CO 10/333 Orders/ASIC Class Orders as amended, taking into account amendments up to ASIC Class Order [CO 12/158]
This Class Order enables the temporary operation of funded representative proceedings and funded proof of debt arrangements without compliance with the requirements of the Corporations Act 2001.
Administered by: Treasury
Registered 06 Mar 2012
Start Date 27 Feb 2012
End Date 27 Sep 2012
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Spent and Redundant Instruments Repeal Regulation 2014

ASIC Class Order [CO 10/333]

Funded representative proceedings and funded proof of debt arrangements

This instrument has effect under s601QA(1)(b), 926A(2)(a), 992B(1)(a) and 1020F(1)(a) of the Corporations Act 2001.

This compilation was prepared on 27 February 2012 taking into account amendments up to [CO 12/158]. See the table at the end of this class order.

Prepared by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Corporations Act 2001 — Paragraphs 601QA(1)(b), 926A(2)(a), 992B(1)(a) and 1020F(1)(a) — Declaration and Exemptions

Enabling provision

1.    The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) makes this instrument under paragraphs 601QA(1)(b), 926A(2)(a), 992B(1)(a) and 1020F(1)(a) of the Corporations Act 2001 (the Act).

Title

2.    This instrument is ASIC Class Order [CO 10/333].

Commencement

3.    This instrument commences on the day it is registered under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

Note: An instrument is registered when it is recorded on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (FRLI) in electronic form: see Legislative Instruments Act 2003, s 4 (definition of register).  The FRLI may be accessed at http://www.frli.gov.au/.

Declaration and exemptions

4.    ASIC declares that Chapter 5C of the Act applies to all persons as if the definition of managed investment scheme in section 9 of the Act were modified or varied by, after paragraph (ma) inserting:

“(maa) a scheme for participating in, conducting and funding legal proceedings where the members of the scheme have or may have an entitlement to a remedy arising out of the same or similar circumstances;

(mab)   a scheme for proving claims against a company under Division 6 of Part 5.6 (including funding of the preparation and lodgment of the proofs) where the members of the scheme have or may have claims against the company arising out of the same or similar circumstances;”.

5.    A person does not have to comply with subsection 911A(1) or 911B(1) of the Act for the provision of a financial service in relation to:

(a)   an interest in a managed investment scheme (a litigation funding scheme) that is a scheme for participating in, conducting and funding legal proceedings where the members of the scheme have or may have an entitlement to a remedy arising out of the same or similar circumstances; or

(b)   an interest in a managed investment scheme (a proof of debt funding scheme) that is a scheme for proving claims against a company under Division 6 of Part 5.6 of the Act (including funding of the preparation and lodgment of the proofs) where the members of the scheme have or may have claims against the company arising out of the same or similar circumstances; or

(c)   an:

(i)    arrangement (a litigation funding arrangement) for participating in, conducting and funding legal proceedings brought by or on behalf of a person; or

(ii)   arrangement (a proof of debt funding arrangement) for proving claims made by a person against a company under Division 6 of Part 5.6 of the Act (including funding of the preparation and lodgment of the proofs);

to the extent the arrangement, or an interest in the arrangement, is a financial product other than an interest in a litigation funding scheme or proof of debt funding scheme.

6.    A person does not have to comply with subsections 992A(1) or (3), or subsection 992AA(1), of the Act in relation to:

(a)   an interest in a litigation funding scheme; or

(b)   an interest in a proof of debt funding scheme; or

(c)   a litigation funding arrangement or an interest in such an arrangement; or

(d)   a proof of debt funding arrangement or an interest in such an arrangement.

7.    A person does not have to comply with Part 7.9 of the Act in relation to:

(a)   an interest in a litigation funding scheme; or

(b)   an interest in a proof of debt funding scheme; or

(c)   a litigation funding arrangement or an interest in such an arrangement; or

(d)   a proof of debt funding arrangement or an interest in such an arrangement.

Application

8.    For the avoidance of doubt, the declaration in paragraph 4 does not have effect for the purposes of section 601MB of the Act in relation to a contract entered into before the commencement of this instrument by a person to subscribe for an interest in:

(a)   a litigation funding scheme; or

(b)   a proof of debt funding scheme.

9.    Paragraphs 4, 5 and 7 do not apply in relation to a litigation funding scheme or litigation funding arrangement that is covered by an instrument made under paragraphs 601QA(1)(b), 926A(2)(a) and (c) and 1020F(1)(b) of the Act for so long as the instrument:

(a)   affects the operation of, or exempts a person from, provisions of the Act in relation to the scheme or arrangement; or

(b)   exempts an interest in the scheme, or the arrangement, from provisions of the Act.

 10. This instrument has effect until 30 September 2012.

Notes to ASIC Class Order [CO 10/333]

Note 1

ASIC Class Order [CO 10/333] (in force under s601QA(1)(b), 926A(2)(a), 992B(1)(a) and 1020F(1)(a)  of the Corporations Act 2001) as shown in this compilation comprises that Class Order amended as indicated in the tables below.

Table of Instruments

Instrument number

Date of FRLI registration

Date of commencement

Application, saving or transitional provisions

[CO 10/333]

5/5/2010 (see F2010L01204)

5/5/2010

 

[CO 10/830]

6/9/2010 (see F2010L02417)

6/9/2010

-

[CO 11/128]

22/2/2011 (see F2011L00289)

22/2/2011

-

[CO 11/555]

29/6/2011 (see F2011L01303)

29/6/2011

-

[CO 11/942]

30/9/2011 (see F2011L02008)

30/9/2011

-

[CO 12/158]

27/2/2012 (see F2012L00407)

27/2/2012

-

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted     am. = amended     rep. = repealed     rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

Subpara 5(c)................

ad. [CO 11/555]

Para 6..........................

rs. [CO 11/555]

Para 7..........................

rs. [CO 11/555]

Para 9..........................

rs. [CO 11/555]

Para 10........................

am. [CO 10/830]; [CO 11/128]; [CO 11/555]; [CO 11/942] and [CO 12/158]