Corporate Breakfast Seminar Series

Corporate Breakfast Seminar Series

Corporate Breakfast Seminar Series

Join McCullough Robertson's Corporate Advisory team for a breakfast seminar series at our Brisbane office.  Designed specifically for the corporate sector, we hope you can join us for these informative business briefings.

What the new crowdfunding laws mean for you

With the new crowdfunding laws for public companies commencing at the end of September, and further new laws for private companies already in the wings, join the McCullough Robertson Corporate & Commercial team for an update on what these changes mean for capital raising, your clients and/or your business.

Senior Associate Ben Wood will provide an update and explanation on the new laws.  He will be joined by two crowdfunding platform providers – Jill Storey from ReadyFundGo and Vivian Stewart from VentureCrowd – who will provide invaluable insights on their own platforms, ranging from donation and reward-based crowd funding, to equity crowd funding.

Brisbane Details

    Tuesday 10 October 2017
Time    8.00am - 9.00am
Registration from 7.45am




McCullough Robertson Auditorium
Level 11, Central Plaza Two
66 Eagle Street
Brisbane  Qld  4000


Future topics
Stay tuned for future topics, including:

  • 14 November 2017 - Directors’ safe harbour for restructuring in an insolvency context
  • 13 March 2018 - Securities class actions: the mid-market target – survival guide for board and senior management
  • 10 April 2018 - Recent developments in securities fraud and insider trading prosecutions
  • 8 May 2018 - Shareholder activism (empowerment) – understanding the play book and how to respond to it
  • 12 June 2018 - Corporate culture – why it has become a key focus for the regulators, and
  • 10 July 2018 - The year that was – FY18 capital markets round-up.

Previous topics
Restructuring in times of financial distress
In this seminar, Michael Fingland of specialist turnaround and restructuring firm, Vantage Performance, joins McCullough Robertson restructuring and insolvency and M&A experts, Partner Scott Butler and Senior Associate Aaron Dahl, to look at the key steps involved in saving and then turning around businesses at risk of financial collapse, and the commercial and legal issues and risks which need to be managed.
To view the presentation click here.  The password for the movie is mcculloughrobertson.

The complexities involved in the world’s first merger between a motoring club and a banking institution
Partner Jim Peterson Senior Associate Ben Wood and Mark Mugnaioni, General Manager Group Strategy, RACQ, discuss their experience in the merger between the RACQ and QT Mutual Bank.  A significant and novel Australian transaction, bringing together two mutual, member-focused organisations from different traditional industry sectors that committed to creating a new and attractive retail bank offering.
To view the presentation click here.  The password for the movie is mcculloughrobertson.  To download the seminar slides click here.

Cross-border transactions, consents, regulations and what about Brexit?
In this session we looked at regulatory consent issues such as Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Foreign Investment Review Board, how to avoid being tripped by contractual third party consent requirements, how the international trading environment is shaping for Australian business, and an expert perspective on challenges and opportunities arising from ‘Brexit’ and what this means for Australia. 
To view the presentation click here.  The password for the movie is mcculloughrobertson.  To download the seminar handout click here.

Targeting growth - issues for start-ups and small caps
In this session our team discussed the new ASX admission rules, innovation tax incentives, employee share options plans and practical lessons in managing intellectual property.
To download the seminar slides click here.

M&A themes in 2016
In this seminar our M&A experts Derek Pocock and Isaac West looked at some of the year’s most interesting M&A transactions, both public and private, and examine recurring themes together with lessons to be learned for future transactions. 
To view the presentation click here.  The password for the movie is mcculloughrobertson.  To download the seminar slides click here.