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Expertise

Chris represents corporations and the trustees of superannuation funds on a wide range of commercial and corporate issues. These include:

  • corporate governance
  • corporate and investment structures
  • acquisitions and divestments
  • equity raising and debt financing
  • investment management.

Experience

Chris is currently a director of the Clemenger Group, City West Water and VicForests. He is also a director of the Barnett Foundation, a not-for-profit which develops and provides crisis and affordable housing in Melbourne. He is the immediate past Chair of LawExchange International and a member of its Executive Committee. Former positions include deputy chair of Barwon Water (and chair of the Risk Committee), deputy chair of VicTrack (and chair of the Audit and Risk and Property Committee), chair of the Australian Film Finance Corporation (now Screen Australia), chair of Film Victoria, chair of the Australian Communities Foundation and trustee of the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Publications

13 February 2019 - Knowledge

Proposed reforms to the ASX Listing Rules

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is proposing major reforms to the ASX Listing Rules. The proposed reforms aim to simplify, clarify, and enhance the integrity and efficiency of the ASX Listing Rules and the proposals go a significant way in achieving those objectives.

12 February 2019 - Knowledge

Delays to implementation of Australia’s open banking regime

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The open banking regime that was set to commence in July 2019 promoting transparency and allowing data sharing for consumers, has been delayed by a further eight months to allow for testing.

11 February 2019 - Knowledge

Banking Royal Commission – managed investment funds under the spotlight

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Royal Commissions & Commissions of Inquiry

While the Royal Commission spotlight has fallen heavily on the banks, the final report has also revealed some important lessons for managed investment funds. We outline these lessons and why anyone who is in the business of managing other people’s money needs to pay attention to what the Royal Commission has said.