$396 – $440

Corporate governance and directors' duties - Live webcast

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Area of Interest: Corporate law

This webcast will examine current issues in compliance and corporate governance. The core responsibilities that Directors have towards shareholders, their company, staff, creditors and the wider community will be discussed.

CPD units: Four (4)
Knowledge area: Substantive law
Cost: $396 - $440

Opening commentary

Topic 1: Directors today: Which way should you look?

  • Is there a social compact relevant to you?
  • Where does directing stop and managing start?
  • Responsibility to stakeholder groups other than shareholders
  • Regulators post Royal Commission, class actions and liability exposures for directors.

Topic 2: ASIC’s enforcement reboot – a hammer looking for a nail?

  • The ASIC Enforcement Review – issues and outcomes
  • New ASIC powers in investigations and enforcement
  • New penalties for corporate and financial services misconduct by directors
  • ASIC in the aftermath of the Royal Commission

Topic 3: How do boards come to grips with 'soft law' obligations?

  • Resolving the conflict between 'soft law' and statutory and fiduciary obligations
  • Meeting community standards and expectations
  • Pressure to comply with ASX Corporate Governance Council's vague Principles and Recommendations
  • Hard-wiring codes of conduct
  • Obligations of transparency and co-operation: e.g. BEAR, breach reporting

Topic 4: 'Well, then, what can a poor board do?': Threats to the company and it's officers

  • Briefly, what duties do directors have, and how are they breached?
  • Section 1318 of the Corporations Act 2001 and excusing breaches of directors' duties
  • Commercial unfairness and ss232 and 233 of the Corporations Act 2001
  • A practical approach to upholding duties and managing oppression risk

Jason Lambeth, Director (Corporate Team), DWF Australia

Dr R.P. Austin, Barrister, Level 22 Chambers

Costas Condoleon, Partner, Gilbert + Tobin Lawyers
Professor Pamela Hanrahan, UNSW Business School
Tim Bendall, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
James d'Apice, Senior Associate, Makinson d'Apice Lawyers


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Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

No, the ticket name must match the individual attending. If you would like to change your registration details please contact us at cle@unsw.edu.au.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

If you cannot attend one of our seminars, you are able to transfer your ticket to another person from your firm. However, you must notify CLE with the replacement's contact details at least 48 hours before the event.

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