Event: Recent Developments in Schemes of Arrangement

National Commercial Law Seminar Series

PDF version - 368 kb22 February 2019

Schemes of Arrangement are used to effect company takeovers, mergers, demergers and corporate reconstructions. This seminar will address recent developments in schemes of arrangement (including the approach adopted by the Court in recent scheme cases) and the role of ASIC and the Takeovers Panel.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Time: 5.15pm – 6.15pm

Venue: Court 8A, Federal Court of Australia, Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts Building,305 William Street, Melbourne

RSVP: Monday 4 March 2019, online at https://goo.gl/forms/zY0HqsgLU2vrs5zH3


The Honourable Justice Paul Anastassiou
Judge, Federal Court of Australia

Topics and presenters

  • Recent developments in members' schemes of arrangement, including the 2018 decisions in Re Billabong and Re Capilano Honey, the issue of shareholder activism and the impact of the 2017 Boart series of cases.
    Greg Ahern
    Barrister, Victorian Bar
  • A look behind the 'usual letter': Some insights on ASIC's approach to schemes of arrangement.
    Kim Demarte
    Senior Specialist - Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporations, ASIC
  • The role of the Takeovers Panel in schemes of arrangement.
    Bruce Dyer
    Counsel, Takeovers Panel

The Federal Court of Australia will video cast the seminar to the following locations, pending registrations.

Courtroom No.3
Courtroom No.3Roma Mitchell Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 3 Angas St
BrisbaneCourtroom No.1
Harry Gibbs Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 119 North Quay
SydneyCourtroom No.18A
Law Courts Building Queens Square, Sydney
HobartCourtroom No.1
Edward Braddon Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 39-41 Davey Street
PerthCourtroom No.4
Peter Durack Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 1 Victoria Avenue
DarwinCourtroom No.9
Supreme Court Building State Square