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September 15, 2021 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM AWST

In-person event |

Gilbert + Tobin Perth

Ground Floor Conference Facilities - Room 1

Brookfield Place Tower 2, 123 St Georges Terrace

Perth WA 6000

Members: $0
Non-members: Member Only Event
Practice Management and Business Skills

Overview (Program Summary)

Everyone knows that scrutiny on company leaders has intensified incredibly over the past 18 months and a focus on governance, culture and accountability frameworks has never been more critical.

This landscape means that directors and senior executives are being challenged to examine behaviours and rethink the way they approach decision-making. This seminar, presented by Gilbert + Tobin’s Corporate Advisory and Disputes + Investigations teams, will explore;

•    competing theories on the role of Boards in the current climate;
•    change which has been prompted by both the Financial Services Royal Commission and the COVID-19 pandemic;
•    recent high-profile examples where non-financial risks including community expectations have not been adequately managed, resulting in poor outcomes for the company and its senior executives;
•    engaging with active regulators;
•    class actions risk; and 
•    providing legal (and strategic) advice to Boards in the context of this background.

Lunch and networking: 12:30-1pm

Presentation: 1-2pm


Sarah Turner

Sarah Turner, Partner, Corporate Advisory

Sarah is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin's Corporate Advisory group.
Her expertise covers a broad range of commercial matters, including equity capital markets, takeovers, schemes of arrangement, share acquisitions and general corporate advisory and governance work. Sarah has co-authored and presented numerous papers on global legal issues and directors' duties. Sarah has a Bachelor of Laws (Distinction) from the University of Western Australia and was admitted to practice in late 2001.


Patrick Tydde

Patrick Tydde, Special Counsel, Disputes + Investigations

Patrick has extensive litigation experience across various Australian jurisdictions, having practiced in Melbourne and Perth. Patrick appears in the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the Federal Court of Australia and has a particular focus on disputes concerning all aspects of the mining and resources industry.  Patrick also acts for and advises clients in responding to regulatory investigations and related disputes concerning Corporations Act and trade practices matters, and in general contractual, commercial, insolvency and enforcement matters.  


*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: Practice Management and Business Skills

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