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The race is on again:Shareholder versus Stakeholder Primacy

The Commercial Bar Association (International Law Section)
9Jun

Since 2019, there has been a significant international movement away from shareholder primacy as a corporate law and governance model.

In this seminar, the following issues and proposals for law reform in Australia will be discussed: The shift from advocating shareholder primacy towards a stakeholder or pluralistic model in the US; the radical proposed approach towards “the future of the corporation” in the UK, the proposed top priority on community trust in corporations and the true meaning of “the best interests of the corporation” in Australia: and the renewed interests in employee democracy and codetermination by employees based on lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis.

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Speaker(s): 
Anton Trichardt (Chair), Jean du Plessis, Professor (Corporate Law)-Deakin Law School
When: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 17:15 to 18:15
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Courts, Contracts & COVID-19

The Commercial Bar Association
25May

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only given rise to new challenges and opportunities for the Court system, it has also raised unprecedented questions for clients and their advisors about commercial obligations in light of the new temporary COVID-19 Omnibus legislation and associated Regulations.

This presentation will address the following topics:

Courts : how the different Courts are responding to the challenge and capitalising on the opportunity to bring about harmonisation and reforms;

Temporary new laws: The impact on contracts of the COVID-19 Omnibus Act and Regulations;

The doctrine of frustration: the extent to which it may be triggered by COVID-19 and the consequences if it is;

Force Majeure clauses: the extent to which they may be triggered by COVID-19, and the potential consequences if they are.

 

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The session will be recorded and available on the CPD Catalogue

Speaker(s): 
Claire Harris QC (Chair), The Honourable Justice Riordan, Kieran Hickie, Scott Cromb
When: 
Monday, May 25, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:00
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Defamation Reform in 2020

The Commercial Bar Association (Media Law Section)
18Mar

THIS CPD HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

In February 2019 the Council of Attorneys-General established a Defamation Working Party to update the national defamation laws. A robust national consultation process took place throughout 2019 and on 29 November 2019, the Council released draft amendments for the proposed reforms. Some of the proposed reforms are dramatic and many are significant.

This seminar is tailored for those who practise in defamation and media law.  Leaders of the Defamation Bar will speak about the current proposals and what might be expected in 2020.

Speaker(s): 
David Gilbertson QC (Chair), Dr Matt Collins AM QC, Georgina Schoff QC
When: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 17:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Overview of AFCA and its role in the post-Royal Commission world

The Commercial Bar Association (Banking and Finance Section)
17Mar

THIS CPD HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL.

In this seminar, Evelyn Halls will provide an overview of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA)’s first 15 months of operations, since it’s establishment in November 2018 as a ‘one-stop shop’ to deal with financial services complaints.

She will discuss the steps AFCA takes to resolve complaints efficiently, effectively and fairly. She will highlight complaint trends, emerging issues and learnings for the financial services sector, as well as providing an insight into key AFCA initiatives such as the Fairness Project and the development of AFCA’s revised approach to responsible lending. 

Drinks to follow at the Essoign.

Speaker(s): 
Evelyn Halls -- Lead Ombudsman, Banking and Finance (Australian Financial Complaints Authority)
When: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 17:15
Where: 
Neil McPhee Room, Level 1 Owen Dixon Chambers East
205 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
1 CPD point(s):
Substantive Law;

Homing in on Good Grounds in Commercial Appeals

The Commercial Bar Association
27Feb

A ground of appeal will focus on the facts, the law or the judge’s exercise of discretion. When do you have a good ground of appeal? How do you make the most of it?

In this seminar, these questions are considered in the light of recent commercial appeals.

Speaker(s): 
Matthew Harvey SC, Dr Kylie Weston-Scheuber
When: 
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 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;