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Alyn Tai

Graduate Diploma in Bar Vocational Studies, LL. B (Hons)

Partner - Melbourne

Areas of Expertise

Corporate & Commercial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions

Expertise

Alyn is a partner in our Corporate and Commercial Group. Over the past 10 years, Alyn has advised many boards and senior management of multiple companies, ranging from small-cap entities to ASX 200 companies. Alyn has played a significant role in addressing clients’ key corporate governance and compliance issues that arise both at the times of critical decision making and in general day to day operations.

Experience

Alyn has significant experience in providing tailored services in a practical, pro-active, commercially aware manner, depending on each client’s needs with a specialist focus on providing company secretarial and legal counsel services to ASX-listed companies.

Equity Capital Markets

  • Initial public offers and listings on the ASX
  • Rights issue offers
  • Share purchase plans
  • Share placements
  • Prospectuses and disclosure documents

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Off-market takeovers
  • Sale of business
  • Restructuring, demergers and spin-offs
  • Documentation for shareholder meetings to obtain approvals for significant transactions
  • ASX submissions under Chapter 11 of Listing Rules

Corporate Governance

  • Advising boards on corporate governance principles and ASX Corporate Governance Council's recommendations
  • Advising on establishment of board committees and preparing respective charters
  • Developing corporate governance policies, charters and procedures, and assisting management in practical implementation
  • Auditing existing corporate governance practices and procedures and providing recommendations for improvement

Regulatory Compliance

  • Corporations Act 2001 (Cth)
  • ASX Listing Rules - in particular advising boards on continuous disclosure obligations
  • ASIC regulatory requirements
  • Constituent documents such as constitutions and shareholder agreements
  • Other relevant corporate law and regulations

Company Secretarial

  • Preparing board and committee meeting papers, notices and agendas
  • Drafting notices and explanatory memorandums for shareholder meetings
  • Management of shareholder meetings
  • Attending and minuting board, committee and shareholder meetings
  • Maintaining minute books and corporate registers
  • Preparing ASX announcements and ASIC notifications
  • Liaising with ASIC, ASX and other regulatory bodies


Publications

24 February 2021 - Knowledge

Temporary changes to Australia’s continuous disclosure regime are here to stay

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The federal government has announced permanent changes to Australia’s continuous disclosure regime. We examine the practical effect of these changes and suggest some tips to assist company directors in managing the changes.

06 October 2020 - Knowledge

The art of minute taking

#Corporate & Commercial Law

We examine the legal requirements for board minutes and provide tips to assist boards in ensuring their minutes are effective, compliant and appropriate.

Upcoming Seminars