Corporates

Deloitte undertaking liquidator survey despite dispute

ASIC’s Thea Eszenyi. You wouldn’t know it based on the Australian Financial Review’s (AFR) headline this morning but Deloitte and ASIC are in fact still speaking to each other and registered liquidators should be worried. The Fin’s Professional Services editor Edmund Tadros reported that Deloitte had laid into ASIC after the regulator apparently determined Deloitte’s 32 per cent audit quality problem rate ranked well above…

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Ferrier Hodgson merger with KPMG imminent

Ferrier Hodgson’s Peter Gothard. Australia’s top tier of independent insolvency firms – already a sparsely populated space – looks set to lose another member with well placed sources confirming that Ferrier Hodgson is close to agreeing merger terms with KPMG. One source told INO yesterday that the merger looked certain to proceed and would likely be consummated in the next few months. Another said Ferrier…