Australia: James Hardie - what it means for you
Last Updated: 23 May 2012

Gadens Lawyers invites you to join us for our seminar, 'James Hardie - what it means for you.'

The recent High Court Decision in the case Shafron v Australia Securities and Investments Commission [2012] HCA 18 regarding the appeal of Peter Shafron, former company secretary and general counsel at James Hardie, has serious implications for general counsel and company directors who act in dual capacity on boards.
The decision could impact on the definition of duties held by non-executive and executive directors under the Corporations Act.

In this seminar we will:

  • re-cap on the key points of the High Court decision and the practical impacts on general counsel who hold a dual role
  • explore the impact on directors duties
  • discuss the implications on deeds of indemnity and insurance.

Speakers

  • Nicholas Owens, Barrister, Fifth Floor St James Hall Chambers
  • Andrew Lind, Partner, Corporate, Gadens Lawyers
  • Ray Giblett, Partner, Insurance, Gadens Lawyers.

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