Published on 18 Mar 05
by NATIONAL EVENTS, TAXATION INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA
Recognising and managing the risks for internal or external advisors in acting as a director. Issues covered in this paper include:
- who is a director, under the Corporations Act and tax legislation?
- what liabilities come with the label, and how threatening are they?
- if you don't have to be a director ... avoiding the 'shadow director' trap
- if you are a nominee or executive director - managing liability risk.
Leigh is a Partner with Blake Dawson Waldron, based in Perth. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance but has a wide range of experience in corporate law, resource projects and dispute resolution. He has worked as an in-house lawyer and company secretary, and is an experienced public company director.
Current at 15 November 2004