Practical Law Australia Company Law provides up-to-date and practical know-how on the core elements of company law, including practical aspects of the formation, structure and business operations of proprietary, public and other types of companies.

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Practice notes

Practice notes
Practice notes provide you with an outline of the legal principles and practice points relevant to company law.

Standard documents and clauses

Standard documents and clauses
Standard documents provide you with up-to-date templates for company law documents, including those relating to company formation and administration, directors' duties and corporate governance.

Checklists

Checklists
Checklists ensure you have covered all relevant legal and practical considerations.


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Ensure your documents and deeds are executed correctly - every time. Our detailed practice notes walk you through any legal complexities and standard execution clauses speed up your workflow.


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Meet the in-house legal writers who create and maintain our Company Law resources.

Tim Perry

Tim Perry has more than 12 years' experience practising at leading law firms in Australia, including Gilbert + Tobin and DLA Piper. Tim's expertise includes advising on public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, restructures, capital raisings, privatisations and other government transactions, corporate governance, directors' duties and commercial contracts.

Robert Macredie

Robert Macredie has more than 12 years practising experience at leading international law firms in Australia and the United Kingdom, including Baker & McKenzie and Herbert Smith Freehills. Robert's expertise includes advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investment funds, restructures, capital raising, corporate governance, directors' duties and commercial contracts.

Shan-Ree Tan

Shan-Ree Tan joined Practical Law Australia after more than eight years in practice at leading Australian law firm Gilbert + Tobin. His expertise includes leveraged private equity investments and trade sales, as well as restructures, capital raisings, fund structuring, foreign investment, state transactions, employee incentive schemes, corporate governance, commercial contracts and charities.

Kate Merrifield

Kate Merrifield joined Practical Law Australia after 10 years in practice as a corporate lawyer at leading Australian law firm Gilbert+Tobin. Kate's practice included advising clients on a range of corporate transactions and commercial matters including restructures, acquisitions and disposals of private companies, commercial contracts, corporate governance and compliance with the Corporations Act and Listing Rules.

Lauren Singh

Lauren Singh joined Practical Law from specialist corporate firm Watson Mangioni where she advised on IPOs, mergers and acquisitions. Lauren's experience includes advising clients on capital raising, corporate governance (particularly for ASX listed companies), restructures and general corporate advisory matters.

Sheridan Pinheiroh

Sheridan Pinheiro joined Practical Law Australia after more than 10 years' experience working on corporate and commercial legal documents in the knowledge management team of leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. Prior to that, Sheridan practised in-house for a media group on a range of corporate and commercial matters.

"Practical Law Australia's Company Law resources are an invaluable reference guide in running company legal affairs smoothly and efficiently, and in accordance with up-to-date industry and corporate governance practices. Our fully integrated practice notes, standard documents and checklists are kept up-to-date and deliver clear, concise, practical know-how. Our team is dedicated to helping you create time and cost efficiencies for your internal and external clients."
Tim Perry Tim Perry, Head of Corporate

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Featured Resource Toolkit: Appointing a Director A company's directors are responsible for the management and operation of its business affairs, including its operating structure and strategic direction. It is important that directors are properly appointed and that the company is clear at all times as to who is validly appointed as a director. This toolkit provides the practical know-how resources necessary to effect an appointment of an additional director to an existing board, including: Practice note: Appointment of directors Standard document: Consent to act as a company director Standard document: Board minutes: appointment of directors Download now Appointing a Director

A company's directors are responsible for the management and operation of its business affairs, including its operating structure and strategic direction. It is important that directors are properly appointed and that the company is clear at all times as to who is validly appointed as a director.

This toolkit provides the practical know-how resources necessary to effect an appointment of an additional director to an existing board, including:


  • Practice note: Appointment of directors
  • Standard document: Consent to act as a company director
  • Standard document: Board minutes: appointment of directors
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