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In the realm of Corporations Law, we are your trusted ally. Our team brings a wealth of experience and an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of corporate legal matters. We are dedicated to ensuring that your corporate agreements and compliance measures are not just legally sound but strategically crafted to safeguard your business interests.

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Adriana Care
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Corporate governance is the key to any successful reputable business

It is pertinent that all officers and shareholders of a company are aware of their obligations to the company, the officers and the general public. Such obligations are often encompassed by the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

Coutts can advise you on:

Coutts Lawyers & Conveyancers can assist you and your company in a range of corporate compliance and governance matters including directors’ and officers’ duties and liabilities, shareholder rights, participation and communication, compliance with the Corporations Act and ASX disclosure requirements, ASIC and ASX complaints and investigations, financial reporting and continuing disclosure requirements.

The Corporations Act places significant responsibility on directors and they are subject to considerable scrutiny as a result of their fiduciary duties to the company and its shareholders, employees and creditors.

It is crucial that companies have up to date and accurate policies and agreements which reflect their obligations under the Corporations Act. Coutts can provide advice to both shareholders and directors on their duties to the company and each other.

Advising a range of private companies and directors

Coutts delivers comprehensive counsel to various private entities and their directors, ensuring they’re well-versed in their continuous responsibilities and the nuances of dealings between the company and external stakeholders.

Advising on constitutional matters and directors’ liability

Coutts offers expert guidance on foundational business documents and potential liabilities that directors might face.

Advising on, preparing, and lodging the relevant documentation

Coutts are experts in navigating the intricacies of the Corporations Act, adeptly advising on, drafting, and submitting critical documents as required under the relevant legislations and by ASIC.

Preparing and reviewing notices of meetings and minutes

Ensuring that all corporate documentation aligns with legal standards, Coutts prepares and assesses meeting notices and minutes for full compliance with the Corporations Act.

Conducting training to company directors as to their obligations and duties

Coutts offers tailored training sessions to company directors, emphasising their legal duties and responsibilities to foster informed decision-making.

What to Expect with Coutts Lawyers

Step 1: Initial Contact

Reach out to Coutts Lawyers via our website, phone, or in person. Briefly describe your matter.

Step 2: Consultation Appointment

Schedule and attend a meeting with a Coutts lawyer / Conveyancer to discuss the specifics of your matter and desired outcomes.

Step 3: Information & Legal Advice

Share all related documents and information. Your lawyer / Conveyancer will review everything, clarify aspects as needed, and then advise on the best action course.

Step 4: Action Plan Development

Based on the advice, an appropriate action plan will be formulated. This may involve communication, documentation processes, or further legal steps.

Step 5: Implementation

Execute the action plan, addressing a range of legal scenarios as necessary.

Step 6: Resolution & Closure

Navigate towards a resolution, with the path determined by the nature of the matter. Your Lawyer / Conveyancer will outline any final actions or considerations.

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Introducing Adriana

Your Compassionate Lawyer

Meet Adriana, The Managing Partner at Coutts Lawyers & Conveyancers, and the head of our esteemed Property and Commercial Law teams. With over twenty years of expertise, Adriana’s profound experience has fostered unwavering trust among her clients and solidified her esteemed standing within the Macarthur community. Her stature as an authority in Property and Commercial law is well-established.

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Corporations Law FAQ’s

Corporations law in Australia governs the formation, management and regulation of companies and corporations. It encompasses rules and regulations that apply to corporate governance, shareholder rights, director duties and more.

In Australia, common business structures include proprietary limited companies (Pty Ltd), public companies and foreign companies. The choice of structure depends on factors such as the size of the business, the number of shareholders, and the desired level of regulatory compliance.

Directors and officers in Australian corporations have various legal obligations, including acting in the best interests of the company, avoiding conflicts of interest, exercising care and diligence, and ensuring the company complies with all relevant laws and regulations.

Corporate governance in Australia is regulated through the Corporations Act 2001 and the ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations. Key principles include the establishment of a board of directors, transparency in financial reporting, and the protection of shareholder rights.

To start and operate a corporation in Australia, you typically need to register the company with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). This involves selecting a company name, appointing directors, and complying with ASIC’s reporting and disclosure requirements.

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