Corporate Advisory

Corporate Advisory - Australia

An innovative and pragmatic corporate legal advisor

Our strength as a corporate advisory law firm lies in our approach – our corporate practitioners are fully abreast of the developments that will affect our clients.

In Australia, our team combines expertise in corporate law, dispute resolution and tax to provide innovative and pragmatic solutions for boards, general counsel, senior executives and company secretaries. 

We provide tailored solutions for all kinds of enterprises, from clients listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) to not-for-profit organisations.

Our corporate advisory expertise includes:

  • Company reporting, including continuous and periodic disclosure issues
  • Business and tax structuring and planning
  • Consultation obligations on business transfers, as well as post-closure restructuring and integration planning
  • ‘Bet-the-company’ litigation
  • Market regulation, investigations and dealings with regulators
  • Takeover response planning
  • Directors’ and officers’ duties and rights, indemnification and insurance
  • Constitutions, committee charters, governance policies and processes
  • Executive remuneration and employee incentive arrangements
  • Preparing for shareholder meetings, analyst briefings and dealing with proxy advisers
  • Shareholder activism, contested board elections and meeting requisitions
  • Independent legal advice in conflict situations and to disinterested directors in related party or other sensitive areas
  • Internal investigations and insider trading issues.

For an overview of current issues and challenges facing Australian directors and Boards, read our latest Directions Report.

We have a full team specialising in this area.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

The recent Takeover Panel proceedings involving Molopo Energy Limited has put the issue of association matters back in the spotlight.

28 August 2017

The Australian government has indicated that it proposes to introduce a “Modern Slavery in Supply Chains Reporting Requirement”.

22 August 2017

The Queensland Supreme Court imposed significant financial penalties on former directors and officers of MFS Group. What lessons are there for directors coming out of this long running litigation?

07 August 2017

In response to a loophole, a Bill has been introduced to require all companies and registered schemes to record each member’s email address in the register of members.

07 August 2017