Directorial liability for corporate failings – 3 contemporary developments

Wednesday 22nd February, 2017 5:00 pm – Wednesday 22nd February, 2017 6:00 pm
The Law Society of Western Australia
Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH

In an attempt to control the risk of corporate illegality and malfeasance, society has increasingly sought to hold corporate directors personally liable for such corporate failings.

But has the pendulum swung too far in society’s pursuit of this control mechanism?

Steven Cole reviews three contemporary developments relevant to directorial liability for corporate failings

  • personal criminal liability for corporate illegality – Directors’ Liability Reform Bill 2015 (WA)
  • corporate insolvency reform
  • ASIC v Cassimatis (No 8) [2016] FCA 1023 (Storm Financial)

Level: Intermediate / Advanced

  • 1 points Competency 4 Substantive Law


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Chair: Leigh Warnick
Francis Burt Chambers

Speaker: Steven Cole
Managing Director
Cole Corporate

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