Corporations Law and Directors' Duties - Video & Papers

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Thursday, 8 March 2018

The Grace Hotel
77 York Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Date of Seminar: 8 March 2018

Cost: $440

CPD points: Four (4)

Category: Substantive Law & Professional Skills

Introduction from Chair
Chair: Sandrah FODA, Barrister, Tenth Floor St James Hall Chambers

Topic 1: Statutory Liability of Directors (for everything)
Speaker: Leigh BROWN, Partner, MinterEllison
•    General statutory duties of directors;
•    Directors being made personally liable for corporate failures;
•    Standards and best practices for fulfilling general statutory duties;
•    Proposals for reform of general statutory duties;
•    Personal liability of directors for corporate breaches of legislation;
•    Recent reforms of those personal liabilities.

Topic 2: ASIC: Enforcement Options - Corporations v Directors         
Speaker: Kate MORGAN SC, Barrister, Tenth Floor Chambers
•       ASIC enforcement options and how they affect individual directors
•       Accessorial liability in the context of civil penalties and criminal proceedings

Topic 3: Directors and the New Whistleblower Reforms
Speaker: Greg GOLDING, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
•    The new private sector regime
•    Whistleblowing and privacy
•    Whistleblowing and anti-retaliation
•    Internal reporting of whistleblowing
•    The payment of bounties

Topic 4: The Phoenix Rising
Speaker: Scott ASPINALL, Barrister, Ground Floor Wentworth Chambers
•    The growing concern around phoenix activity and the factors which drive it
•    The grey area between the innocent and fraudulent transaction
•    Existing legislative and regulatory approaches and ongoing proposal for reform
•    The potential role of existing statutory provisions to prevent the defrauding of creditors and their potential role in combating phoenix activity


The Grace Hotel
77 York Street
Sydney NSW 2000