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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

12 December 2018 - Knowledge

2018 year in review - the top issues and where to next

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Workplace Relations & Safety, #Data & Privacy, #Competition & Consumer Law, #Procurement, #Property & Real Estate, #Technology, Media & Communications, #Transport, Shipping & Logistics, #Construction & Infrastructure

As 2018 rapidly draws to a close, our practice group experts take a magnifying glass to the top issues from the year - and outline what they expect to dominate in 2019.

10 December 2018 - Knowledge

ACCC continues to combat unfair contract terms

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The ACCC has recently cracked down on the waste management sector in relation to their use of unfair contract terms (UCT) in standard form contracts. Further, the ACCC is advocating for the “toughening up” of UCT laws in order to ensure that large businesses toe the line.

05 December 2018 - Knowledge

Waste management providers dump unfair terms from business contracts in latest ACCC action

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Competition & Consumer Law

Planning to tick off a few long-intended tasks in the ‘quiet’ part of the new year? These latest actions give incentive for all businesses to review their standard form business to business contracts as an increasing priority.