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  • 31 Jul 2010

    Inside Your Institute Conflicts of interest Aug10

    Our new e-learning course, Conflicts of Interest, will help you to understand and manage them. Conflicts of interest Conflicts of interest are best thought of as an ethical problem with legal ramifications rather than a strictly legal iss...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 31 Oct 2006

    Management Buyouts

    Charles Beelaerts examines some issues for directors who are faced with an offer by management to take over the company. In particular directors must be aware of potential conflicts of interest. The in and outs of management buy-outs A management buy-out (MBO) is an arrangement whe...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 31 Jan 2005

    Demystifying the risks and rewards Management Buyouts

    Directors are increasingly faced with the opportunity and risks of participating within, or approving, MBOs. Jeremy A. Samuel and Nicholas Humphrey provide a general overview of management buyouts particularly from a director’s perspectiveDemystifying the risks and rewards Directors are increasingly faced with t...

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  • 30 Sep 2009

    Feature The black white and grey of conflicts of interest

    Most directors will face a conflict of interest at some time in their careers. Domini Stuart investigates how they could arise and how they should be handled. The black, white and grey of conflicts of interest Key Points Most directors will face a conflict of interest at some po...

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  • 31 Mar 2007

    Conflicts of Interest

    Takeover offers often give rise to significant conflicts of interest for senior management. Colin Galbraith examines the issues these situations give rise to for directors. Changing control can cause conflicts Conflicts of interest and duty affecting directors and senior management in corporations h...

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  • 03 May 2007

    Resignations or removal of directors

    This position paper addresses issues associated with director resignations and removals. A director is appointed by the shareholders of the company and can only be removed by those shareholders. Circumstances can arise which lead a director to consider resigning from the board. The decision to do so i...

    Content Type: Position Paper

  • 01 Mar 2014

    Draft your pleadings with care

    Professor Bob Baxt reviews a recent court case that highlights why it is vital to draft your pleadings carefully to obtain the best outcome when a breach of duty or the oppression remedy can be established. Often when corporate disputes occur, especially when family companies are involved, allegations are mad...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Apr 2006

    Your say

    Letters to the editor Your March magazine noted the paper released by the Business Coalition for Tax Reform (BCTR) titled Personal Income Tax Reform. I reviewed both the paper and the BCTR’s web site and was disappointed at the narrowness of vision presented, particularly as the BCTR claims to so broadly...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 30 Nov 2006

    Education

    With the legal and business environment changing rapidly, directors need to continually update their knowledge concerning their legal duties and responsibilities. Here is a quick test to determine whether you need a refresher course on current director duties and responsibilities. 20 questions to tes...

    Content Type: CDM Article

  • 31 Oct 2005

    the audit chairs auxiliary internal auditors

    The audit chair’s auxiliary – internal auditors   By Ali Cromie*   Board audit committees are turning to internal auditors for assurance that internal control systems meet the higher standard of accountability demanded of organisations operating in today’s rigorous governance environment.Director do...

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  • 30 Jun 2006

    Conflicts of interest

    Potential conflicts of interest are bound to occur in the professional lives of many directors. As Helen McCombie points out, there are both legal and ethical issues to consider when managing these situations. Interesting legal and ethical conflicts for directors “If everybody with a perceived confl...

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  • 30 Sep 2006

    Spoken Word

    As the responsibilities of company directors come under increased scrutiny, Middletons’ partner Adam Levine says ‘grey directors’ need to ensure all the checks and balances are in place if they are involved with the operations of a traditional special purpose vehicle. Grey directors need to serve two m...

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  • 30 Jun 2009

    Conference CDC 2009 Lessons from the corporate battlefield

    Three battle-scarred directors gave delegates at the Company Directors Conference 2009 in Cairns in June some pointers on how to navigate past common boardroom landmines. Zilla Efrat reports. Lessons from the corporate battlefield Patricia Cross Non-executive dir...

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  • 17 Mar 2004

    CLERP 9 Parliamentary Joint Committee Public Hearing

    1. CLERP (Audit Reform & Corporate Disclosure) Bill 2003 (17/11/2003) CLERP (Audit Reform & Corporate Disclosure) Bill 2003 Submission to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services 2. CLER...

    Content Type: Policy Submission

  • 27 Sep 2007

    Governance for APRAregulated institutions

    This submission comments on APRA's proposed amendments affecting independence, conflicts of interest, board renewal and other matters. Governance For APRA regulated Institutions_Letter Governance For APRA Regulated Institutions

    Content Type: Policy Submission

  • 31 Mar 2010

    Directors Counsel Protecting minorities from raids

    Professor Bob Baxt reviews a government proposals paper aimed at restricting access to company registers. Protecting minorities from raids The decision of the Full Federal Court in AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Limited v Direct Share Purchasing Corporation Pty Ltd [2009] FCAFC 15 provided ...

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  • 28 Feb 2005

    Auditor independence your obligations Asic Report

    Did you think auditor independence is strictly for the auditing profession to deal with? Not any more. Auditor independence: your obligations By Greg Pound, chief accountant, Office of Chief Accountant, Australian Securities and Investments Commission Did you think auditor independence is strictly for the aud...

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  • 30 Jan 2002

    General Protocol for Company Directors

    This protocol, in general terms, outlines the principal legal duties (obligations) of company directors.AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF COMPANY DIRECTORS GENERAL PROTOCOL FOR COMPANY DIRECTORSThis protocol, in general terms, outlines the principal legal duties (obligations) of company directors.It does not cover all of t...

    Content Type: Position Paper

  • 31 May 2010

    Conference Review Should I stay or should I go

    Senior directors discussed the ins and outs of resigning from a board gracefully at the Company Directors Conference, Directorship:10 in Christchurch, New Zealand, in May. Should I stay or should I go? Like many other exper...

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  • 30 Apr 2006

    Law Reporter

    Professor Bob Baxt provides an overview of recent court decisions affecting the role and responsibility of directors. Many of the matters examined in the Law Reporter are discussed in greater detail in The Baxt Report published by Thomson Publishing. Directors in conf...

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