Corporate Governance Advisory - Australia

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;
  • BEAR;
  • D&O and Deeds of Access, Indemnity and Insurance; and
  • Company secretarial services. 

Directions 2020: Responding to crisis; what lies ahead?

In a year like no other, KWM’s Directions team took corporate Australia’s pulse through a COVID-19 focussed survey of directors and senior leaders.

Having weathered the initial shocks of the COVID-19 pandemic, Australian businesses have, for the most part, demonstrated resilience and agility in responding to the crisis. Government, regulators, corporate Australia and the community have shown a capacity and willingness to collaborate and adapt, and to offer support and solutions to the challenges triggered by COVID-19. But there is a mammoth task ahead, and the road out remains uncertain.

With an eye to a “new normal”, Australia’s business leaders are focused on seeking to address that uncertainty; through scenario planning, adjusting strategic priorities and doubling down on cyber-resilience.

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