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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

10 December 2019 - Knowledge

Expert guide: Be ready for 2020

#Agribusiness, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Data & Privacy, #Immigration Law, #Native Title, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Property & Real Estate, #Technology, Media & Telecommunications, #Transport, Shipping & Logistics, #Workplace Relations & Safety, #Procurement

New whistleblower requirements, increased pressure to protect data globally, turbulence in the communications sector, and intensifying drought management issues - 2020 is set to be a significant time of change across many industries.

10 December 2019 - Knowledge

The bill is back – legislation on Director Identification Numbers resurrected

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The Government has reintroduced a lapsed legislation regarding registrations for Australian company directors. We outline what’s changed in this bill.

27 November 2019 - Knowledge

ATO crackdown – wealthy Australians on the tax office hit list

#Taxation – Disputes & Litigation, #Corporate & Commercial Law

In his next push to combat tax avoidance and strengthen tax governance, the Commissioner of Taxation is allocating significant resources and will be giving close attention to the business activities of high wealth private groups.