Corporate Insights

19 August 2010

Welcome to Corporate Insights, in which we look at:

  • the ASX's new Listing Rule and corporate governance changes;
  • whether a vendor should have told a buyer that it was also negotiating with another potential buyer;
  • an administrator's power to transfer ownership of a company to a buyer, without having to obtain the agreement of the shareholders; and
  • why the rules governing access to registers of members may be about to change dramatically.

The ASX Corporate Governance changes at a glance

By Charles Rosedale and Alison Groves.

Are you keeping track of all the ASX's new Listing Rule and governance changes? Charles Rosedale and Alison Groves offer a concise guide.

There's the shortlist - and then there's the secret list

By Nick Miller and Sam Cottell.

When you're negotiating with a seller, are you entitled to be told if the seller's talking to other potential buyers? Nick Miller and Sam Cottell consider a recent case.

Acquiring distressed companies

By David Landy.

How far does an administrator's power to transfer ownership of a company to a buyer, without having to obtain the agreement of the shareholders, actually go, asks David Landy.

Access to registers of members: legislative changes

By Brendan Groves and Sarah Pfeiler.

Brendan Groves and Sarah Pfeiler look at the proposed changes to the laws governing access to registers of members.
For more information, contact...
Email: John Elliott, Partner
Tel: +61 2 9353 4172
Email: Rod Halstead, Director - Strategic Corporate/M&A
Tel: +61 2 9353 4126
Email: Mark Paganin, Partner
Tel: +61 8 9426 8284
Email: Tim Reid, Partner
Tel: +61 7 3292 7014