Shareholders Agreements Think-Tank

23 Mar 2017

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Date: Tuesday 28 March 2017
Time: 9.00am to 1.15pm
Venue: Parmelia Hilton, 14 Mill St, Perth

Attend and earn 4 CPD points in Competency Area 4: Substantive Law

By popular demand, our shareholder agreements and disputes seminar is back, offering a highly interactive and informative workshop session on shareholder agreements. In addition, consider critical tax issues and gain expert strategies for managing disputes. Don't miss this highly regarded half-day seminar to pick up the skills you'll need to work with shareholder agreements from beginning to end.

Chair: Murray N. Thornhill, Director & Notary Public, HHG Legal Group

DRAFTING THINK-TANK: Shareholder Agreements

  • General principles
  • Governance, control and finance in shareholder agreements
  • Clauses to resolve conflicts
  • Non-compete, confidentiality and restraint
  • Exit mechanisms

Presented by Tom Meagher, Director: Commercial & Succession Law, Murfett Legal and Louis van Aardt, Managing Director, LVA Legal

Tax Issues and Shareholder Agreements

  • Taxation issues to consider when drafting a shareholder agreement
  • CGT events: when they occur and how you have to plan for them
  • Entry and exit strategies: key considerations in business succession and shareholder agreements
  • Tax issues and shareholder dispute resolution settlements
  • Examples of good and bad shareholder agreement drafting with respect to tax issues

Presented by Timothy Poli, Partner, Robson Hayes Poli Legal

Disputes and Resolution Techniques

  • Initial steps: clearly defining the issues in dispute and identifying your options
  • Determining the rights of minority shareholders and other related parties
  • Exploring dispute resolution possibilities:
    • Mediation tips to bring about a quick resolution
    • Other resolution strategies
  • Case studies and real world examples: take away points to aid drafting

Presented by James Scovell, Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers

Feedback and Testimonials

Legalwise Seminars thanked Tom for participating in the seminar and were extremely appreciative of his significant contribution.  They also advised that the feedback received from the seminar was excellent and they are pleased with the outcome.  Some comments from attendees were:

"Really good presenter, very engaging"
"Content was very relevant and delivered excellently"

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