An innovative and pragmatic corporate legal advisor
Our strength as a corporate governance 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, tax, cyber security, financial regulation (including anti-money laundering), anti-bribery and corruption, modern slavery and investigations and inquiries 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 governance advisory expertise includes:
- Directors’ duties and responsibilities;
- Conflicts management;
- Continuous disclosure;
- Advice on board decisions;
- Responses to ASX and ASIC notices;
- Annual reports, including directors’ report, remuneration report and financial report;
- Shareholder meetings;
- Shareholder relations, including proxy adviser and activist shareholder response strategies;
- Constitution and board charters
- Corporate regulatory compliance systems;
- Remuneration and incentive plans;
- Securities trading;
- D&O and Deeds of Access, Indemnity and Insurance; and
- Company secretarial services.
Directions 2019: Navigating a New Order
Throughout 2019, corporate Australia has been busy navigating a new order and searching for its new recipe for trust.
In our 2018 Directions Report issued in March 2018, we reported on the emergence of building trust as a top priority for Australian companies and Boards, based on the increasing proportion of a business’ value residing in intangible assets (such as brand, market position, business systems and knowledge). We also commented on the impact of a trust deficit, and proposed our “new recipe” for trust.
Since then, and with the impacts of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry are still being felt, our 2019 Directions Survey reveals that corporate Australia continues to search for its new recipe for trust.