Robust and effective governance is key to every successful and resilient business. Our specialist Board Advisory and Governance team works closely with company and fund boards and senior management in understanding stakeholder expectations and meeting contemporary governance standards.

Expert governance counsel, working with a deep multi-disciplinary bench of specialists, provide clear and pragmatic advice on board and C-suite issues, practices, capabilities, and responsibilities. We support boards and individuals on contentious and non-contentious matters, including significant corporate transactions and reorganisations, stakeholder disputes, regulatory investigations and inquiries, executive performance and accountability, corporate reporting, ESG engagement, and risk and crisis management.

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Experience

Recent matters

Board capability building

Reviewed governance structures and advised private school Council members on duties and responsibilities.

Member and industry organisation governance

Advised substantial member organisations and industry bodies on constitutional arrangements and governance structures.

Pre-insolvency and reconstruction risk

Advised non-executive directors on personal duties and liabilities in connection with debt restructuring and workout.

ESG disclosure

Advised directors on personal liability in connection with corporate ESG disclosure.

Royal Commissions and inquiries

Prepared individual officers for appearances before Royal Commission and public inquiries.

D&O insurance and indemnities

Reviewed D&O insurance and indemnity arrangements for civil and regulatory penalties cover.

Pre-float and M&A advice

Advised independent directors on due diligence, structuring and disclosure in IPO Advised board sub-committee on substantial contested M&A transaction.

Conflicted transactions

Provided independent review and assurance in connection with material related-party transaction.

CEO misconduct

Advised the board on consequences management and disclosure requirements in connection with CEO misconduct.

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