directors duties

Company law: What are directors’ duties?

Running a company can be tricky and it is important to be legally compliant. Company directors have specific duties under the law and can face significant penalties if they do not comply. This article...
ESOP, employees

Company Law: What is an ESOP?

In a COVID-normal era, employees are seeking greater flexibility and benefits from their workplace. Implementing an Employee Share Option Plan (ESOP) can be an effective way to keep employees engaged...
Michael Kors acquires Versace

Michael Kors acquires Versace

Every now and then it’s great to spoil yourself with that luxury product that you have had your eye on, and surprisingly many well-loved high-end brands are owned or being purchased by companies that...
Are you a company director? Know your obligations!

Are you a company director? Know your obligations!

I often meet entrepreneurs that want to start up new businesses using a company structure, where they are appointed a director.  When a business owner is advised to set up as a company structure...
Did you know the way you sign a contract matters?

Did you know the way you sign a contract matters?

One thing that often confuses people is the difference between execution clauses that look like this: EXECUTED by Company Pty Ltd in accordance with s 127 of the Corporations Act 2001 VS SIGNED for an...
5 common mistakes in signature clauses

5 common mistakes in signature clauses

Signing a document incorrectly can make it completely invalid. I have reviewed more contracts than I can count – including contracts prepared by businesses themselves in order to save on costs.  In...