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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

09 April 2019 - Knowledge

Financial reporting thresholds for large proprietary companies to increase

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Changes to the financial thresholds that determine when a private company is considered 'large' for reporting purposes were approved by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on 5 April 2019.

02 April 2019 - Knowledge

Hold on to your T&Cs, unfair contract terms to get even tougher

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The Federal Government has announced a proposal to further strengthen the small business unfair contracts regime. We look at the possibility for new penalties and a broader application of the regime.

02 April 2019 - Knowledge

ASIC industry funding levies for 2018-2019

#Corporate & Commercial Law

ASIC has this week released its estimated industry levies for the 2018-2019 period. We look at which industries are costing, and contributing, the most to ASIC’s regulatory costs and what levies you’ll be up for this year.