Commercial Bar Events & CPDs

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Cartel conduct

Commercial Bar Association
29Oct

Cartel conduct can take many forms. This seminar outlines recent prosecutions in Australia (successful and otherwise), including Australia’s first criminal cartel case. In an atmosphere in which the ACCC prioritises the investigation of cartel conduct, the speakers will address trends in cartel behaviour and the approach taken to the extra-territorial reach of Australia’s competition laws. 

Please note that this seminar will not be recorded, and is attendance only.

Speaker(s): 
Samantha Cipriano (Chair), W. Brind Zichy-Woinarski Q.C, Brian Kennedy
When: 
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Directors and conflicts of duty: Multiple directorships, nominee directorships, group company directorships

Commercial Bar Association
15Aug

The law concerning duties of persons holding multiple directorships (including of group companies and competing companies) and nominee directorships continues to evolve. Associate Professor Langford has recently published Company Directors' Duties and Conflicts of Interest (OUP, 2019), analysing the law across several jurisdictions. In this seminar, she will speak about the key principles, focussing on Australian law.

Speaker(s): 
Carl Moller (Chair), Associate Professor Rosemary Teele Langford (Melbourne University Law School)
When: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Financial Services Law and Enforcement after the Banking Royal Commission

5Jun

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This seminar will examine the seismic changes in this field arising from recent legislative reform and ASIC’s greater focus on litigation. It will consider the types of enforcement actions that are likely to brought in the future against Australian Financial Services Licence holders, company directors, and directors of superannuation trustee companies, and include practical tips for counsel and practitioners advising clients subject to regulatory action.

Speaker(s): 
The Honourable Justice Mark Moshinsky (Chair); Lucinda Hill (Ashurst), Catherine Button QC & Daniel Crennan QC (Deputy Chair, ASIC)
When: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 17:15 to 18:15
Where: 
305 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

The Lacrosse Cladding Case

22May

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The Lacrosse cladding case was the first case in Australia dealing with combustible cladding in high rise buildings.  In this CPD Session Jeremy Twigg QC will present a paper on case management of this complex case and Romauld Andrew will present a paper on issues of liability.

With drinks in the Library to follow the event.

Speaker(s): 
David McAndrew QC (Chair); Jeremy Twigg QC & Romauld Andrew
When: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 17:15 to 18:45
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;
22May
Event

Following on from our breakfast briefing, the Corporate Counsel Engagement Working Group are now seeking expressions of interest from Counsel who wish to participate in the Pilot.