Every company is different, so making the linkages between corporate governance, risk management and compliance issues requires sound, commercially-focused legal advice.
Our Corporate Governance team has significant experience advising the boards and management of public companies on the interplay of corporations law and corporate governance issues. Our work for a range of listed companies has given us unrivalled hands-on experience in advising on the structure, implementation and maintenance of effective governance policies and procedures.
Our clients benefit from the practical, multidisciplinary and holistic approach we bring to their corporate governance needs, including compliance, disclosure, corporate structuring and active risk management. We look at your organisation as a whole, and give you top-to-bottom advice on issues including:
- for directors: directors' duties, indemnities and insurance, disclosure of interests, remuneration and related party transactions
- for ASX, shares and shareholders: continuous disclosure, share trading policies, shareholder agreements and listing rule compliance
- for corporate structure and governance: company constitutions, board structures and committees, capital and debt management, and general meeting requirements and procedures
- for compliance: an integrated, commercial compliance system that works with risk management, management, operational and audit programs/systems, and compliance benchmarking
We share with clients our detailed and up-to-date understanding of key regulators' and policy-makers' interpretations of the bare bones of the law, gained through our involvement in law and policymaking processes and good working relationships with key regulators and industry bodies, including the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, Australian Securities Exchange and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.