WA Division Conference & Dinner 2019
Join us for our annual half-day conference which will be followed by pre-dinner drinks, a sit-down three course meal and an engaging panel discussion.
Bankruptcy panel discussion – featuring accountants, lawyers and AFSA on a range of current bankruptcy law and practice issues including:
- Fees – proportionality, AFSA reviews and approvals when creditors don’t
- Income – including reviews by the Inspector General, deemed income, related party scenarios
- Realisation of assets – trusts, third party rights and realisations
- Offence referrals – pre and full referrals, statistics and results
Moderated by David Blanchett, Senior Manager at Sheridans, our panel will be made up of:
- Paul Devellerez, Assistant Director Technical, AFSA;
- Kylie Britton, Partner, Dentons;
- Jennifer Low, Principal, Sheridans; and
- Malcolm Field, Director, SV Partners
Technical update from ARITA – Narelle Ferrier, Technical & Standards Director at ARITA will be presenting a snapshot of current hot topics of interest for the profession including disclosure of referrers in DIRRIS, 'new' restrictions on related party voting and FEG's recently strengthened recovery powers.
DOCAs – a flexible corporate rescue tool, but are there limits?
DOCAs were introduced 27 years ago as part of the introduction of Part 5.3 of the Corporations Act 2001(Cth). Those amendments were to add flexibility to Australia’s corporate insolvency laws and save companies from liquidation. Since that time, DOCAs have been used in highly flexible ways to achieve numerous complex business rescues. A panel of industry experts will discuss the flexibility of a DOCA and whether there are limits, and the practical things to be aware of when drafting and implementing a DOCA.
Moderated by Michelle Dean, Partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth, our panel will consist of:
- Richard Tucker, Partner, KordaMentha;
- Jeff Black, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright; and
- Hayden White, Partner, KPMG
The administration of RCR Tomlinson Limited – RCR Tomlinson Limited was a large, 120 year old, Perth originated, engineering and infrastructure business. In June 2018 it had an annual turnover of $2 billion and employed nearly 3,000 people. It was the leading solar farm contractor in Australia. In August 2018 it successfully raised $100 million capital, and yet collapsed three months later. Rob Brauer, Partner, McGrathNicol and Paul Schroder, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, will cover the events which led to the collapse, the challenges faced in managing a voluntary administration of this size, and the extent to which the conduct of the administration was impacted by any of the recent insolvency law reforms.
Date: 13 June
Venue: Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Rd, Perth (map)
Timings: Registration from 1:30 pm
Conference 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Pre-dinner drinks from 5:30 pm.
Dinner: three-course sit down meal and lively panel discussion from 6:30 pm.
Networking dinner: Book an individual ticket or a table of 10 and invite clients at the popular networking dinner.
Rates to attend
| All prices include GST
| Dinner guest
| Table of 10
3 CPD hours
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