Commercial Bar Events & CPDs

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21Sep
Event

We are thrilled to announce that our 2018 conference will be held on Friday the 21st and Saturday the 22nd of September in Hong Kong. More details to follow but please Save the Date.

Recent Corporate Insolvency Reforms: Safe Harbour And Ipso Facto Clauses

The Commercial Bar Association (Insolvency Section)
24May

The seminar will update practitioners on the recent Corporate Insolvency Reforms:

  1. the Safe Harbour exclusion to directors’ insolvent trading liability, and
  2. the moratorium on Ipso Facto clauses in voluntary administration.

RSVP ESSENTIAL  Please email rsvp@vicbar.com.au.
There is no cost to attend.

Speaker(s): 
Justice Michael Sifris (Chair), Oren Bigos and Michael Sloan
When: 
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 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;

Leave to Appeal Under Section 148 of the VCAT Act

The Commercial Bar Association (Public Law Section)
9May

> Leave in a post-Hullsian world

> What is a question of law, and does it need to be in the leave application?

In this CPD, Emrys will explore two specific and current topics affecting applications for leave to appeal from an order of the VCAT under section 148 of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal Act 1998 (Vic). 

RSVP Essential: Please email rsvp@vicbar.com.au to register.

Speaker(s): 
Emrys Nekvapil
When: 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 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; Barristers Skills;

Constitutional Highlights

The Commercial Bar Association (Public Law Section)
2May

EXPLORING THE HIGH COURT’S KEY DECISIONS OF 2017

This session will consider the High Court’s development of Constitutional law throughout 2017.  The speakers will address: Brown v Tasmania (the implied freedom of political communication); Graham v Minister for Immigration (Chapter III of the Constitution); and the s 44 citizenship cases.
RSVP Essential: Please email RSVP@vicbar.com.auThere is no cost to attend this seminar.

Speaker(s): 
Rowena Orr QC, (Chair), Kathleen Foley, Kateena O’Gorman, Sarah Zeleznikow
When: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 17:15 to 18:15
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Remedies For Antecedent Transactions in Insolvency

The Commercial Bar (Insolvency Section)
1Mar

The question of remedies for voidable transactions is sometimes complicated, occasionally contentious, but readily overlooked.

This session will explore differing approaches to remedies in corporate insolvency and in bankruptcy – and highlight some nuances of which practitioners may be unaware. The session will provide practical guidance (through various hypothetical scenarios) as to options available to plaintiffs seeking to recover the property the subject of the impugned transaction itself, or relief from individuals who have dealt with the property.

Speaker(s): 
His Honour Judge Anthony Kelly of the Federal Circuit Court of Australia (Chair), Michael Galvin QC and Daniel Snyder
When: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 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;