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Company Secretarial Law and Practice - VIC/NSW

Key legal obligations in a tightening market

5 May 2009, Stamford Plaza, Melbourne
7 May 2009, Crowne Plaza, Darling Harbour, Sydney

Faced with continual reforms in regulation and compliance, the evolving role of the governance professional means the need to stay on-top of the latest obligations, regulatory changes and future trends is as important as ever.

Increasingly viewed as the chief governance specialist with an organisation, and boards increasingly reliant on Company Secretaries, this conference has been comprehensively researched and designed to meet the current and future needs of today’s governance professional.

Key Sessions

  • Evaluate applications of the ASX Corporate Governance Guidelines
  • Assess legal obligations as a Company Secretary under the Corporations Act to protect against personal liability
  • Ensure compliance with ASIC in relation to continuous disclosure
  • Determine adequate protection through effective D&O insurance
  • Understand the role of the board and interaction with the Company Secretary
  • Discover IT initiatives to communicate with shareholders
  • Review legal requirements for board meetings and minutes

Outstanding speaker faculty

  • Jane Denton, Company Secretary, Melbourne Water
  • Michael Scobie, GM Corporate and Company Secretary, Boral
  • Michaela Healey, Company Secretary, National Australia Bank
  • Richard Willcock, Group Secretary and General Counsel, Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Mark Standen, Partner, Minter Ellison
  • Tony Stumm, Partner, McCullough Robertson
  • Rehana Box, Partner, Blake Dawson
  • Gail Owen, Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
  • Steven Clifford, Partner, Allens Arthur Robinson

Purposefully designed education for

  • Company Secretaries
  • Non Executive Directors
  • Governance Professionals
  • Senior Executives
  • Financial Controllers
  • Corporate Affairs Managers
  • Finance Directors
  • Compliance Managers
  • General Counsel
  • Audit Managers
  • Legal Counsel
  • Risk Managers
  • Chairman/ CEOs


Early Bird expires 27 March 2009

Company Secretarial Law and Practice