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August 26, 2021 | 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM AEST

In-person event |

Gilbert + Tobin Sydney Office

Level 35, International Tower Two,

200 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo, NSW

Members: $0
Non-members: Member Only Event
Substantive Law

Overview (Program Summary)

Corporate social responsibility and philanthropy are increasingly being acknowledged as a necessary component of modern corporate activity. As well as being good for the broader community, philanthropic activity can bring direct benefits to your company, including by increasing good will and reputation, improving employee engagement and building client loyalty. 
This seminar presented by Darren Fittler, head of Gilbert + Tobin's Charities + Social Sector group, will explore the most common approaches to corporate philanthropy, including corporate foundation structures, and outline the key things to consider in deciding what approach is right for your company.

Coffee and networking: 8.45-9am

Presentation: 9-10am


Darren Fittler

Darren Fitter

Darren is the lead partner in Gilbert + Tobin's Charities + Social Sector group.  Darren specialises in the provision of legal assistance to charities, not-for-profits and social impact organisations, including large and small charities, overseas aid agencies, community organisations, environmental and cultural organisations, corporate foundations, religious organisations and congregations, industry associations and private families and individuals.

Darren’s expertise in laws and circumstances unique to charities, not-for-profits and social impact organisations and his generalist corporate and commercial law experience enables him to provide innovative, holistic, strategic and targeted legal advice and practical guidance.

Darren was the recipient of the 2014 Human Rights Commission Law Award in recognition of his long term commitment to assisting not-for-profit and charitable organisations. Darren is the author of two chapters in the Thomson Reuters NFP Best Practice Manual and the chapters on not-for-profit organisations and NSW incorporated associations in the NSW Lawyers Practice Manual.

He is a volunteer director of Vision Australia and has also attended meetings at the United Nations in New York, helping in the development of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability.


*Competitor Exclusion – ACC Australia Partner’s may request that representative/s of a competitor organisation/s registered for the event be excluded, and ACC Australia reserves the right to make the final decision as to whether a registration is rejected. As a guide, a competitor organisation could be defined as a rival organisation of similar size to the host  Corporate Partner, with an established practice, product or service in the area being showcased by the Corporate Partner’s at the event. Please provide a brief statement as to why you have deemed an organisation to be a competitor, in support of any request to ACC Australia to reject a registration. 

*Please note that this is an exclusive ACC members event


Credits: 1 CPD Point
Category: Substantive Law

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