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Coronavirus (COVID-19). Know your directors’ duties and how to manage them - Recorded Webinar

This activity is presented by Governance Institute.

As the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, many companies are suffering financial distress as business disappears and cash flow dries up. The government has offered some relief for directors by amending the insolvency laws, especially by suspending the operation of the insolvent trading provisions. However, this does not give directors a licence to ignore their other duties. What will this mean for your company’s directors and officers?
In this webinar the experts will consider the government’s ‘regulatory shield’ and examine the flexibility and changes that will help businesses manage risks in the coming six months – and be best placed to come out the other side.

You will be taken through the changed legal landscape and understand how to mitigate the legal risks. 

The presenters will discuss the impact of the measures taken by the Commonwealth and State Governments to slow down the spread of the virus and examine government assistance and restructuring options, including injecting capital in a safe environment.

Also discussed will be how to manage debtors, creditors and employees and the relief from bank default, creditor deferrals and tenant hardship.

The key objectives of this course are to:
Understand the government’s ‘regulatory shield’.
Understand the changed legal landscape and how to mitigate the legal risks. 
Understand the government assistance and restructuring options.
Understand how to manage debtors, creditors and employees.
Understand the relief from bank default measures, creditor deferrals and tenant hardship.

Ensure you understand the impact of COVID-19 on your directors’ duties and how you need to manage them.

Gavin Robertson, Principal, Macpherson Kelley

Gavin Robertson is an experienced corporations and corporate regulatory lawyer. Starting his career in litigation, Gavin has since specialised in commercial law, in particular regulated transactions and governance matters, dealing with the Corporations Act, ASX listing rules and takeovers panel guidance. Gavin is highly regarded in his field and valued by clients for his direct, no-nonsense approach to finding solutions to their problems and achieving their goals. 

John Keenan, Principal, BRI Ferrier

John Keenan is a principal with BRI Ferrier, specialising in corporate restructuring for businesses in both growth or distress situations. John’s expertise extends from advising boards in difficult circumstances, to taking control of businesses through formal appointments such as Voluntary Administration. He has experience in many industries including financial services, retail, listed entities, manufacturing, insurance, clubs and not-for-profit entities. On numerous assignments, he has sold businesses, introduced new management and capital and resolved commercial disputes as part of restructuring engagements. 


Topic: Corporate Finance, Ethics & Integrity

Sub-Topic: Governance, Risk Management

Format: Recorded Webinar

Proficiency Level: Advanced

CPD: Upto 1 hours