The Professional
Third Annual Business Acquisitions Conference


Thursday 30 and Friday 31 March 2017
Stamford Plaza, Melbourne

The mergers and acquisitions space is showing no signs of slowing down – at least for mid-sized private businesses. Regardless of whether you are advising the vendor or the purchaser, there is a myriad of legal and tax issues that arise. This conference unpacks the key issues, including due diligence, drafting risk management and stamp duty.

Thursday 30 March 2017

Day 1 Chair: Peter Willcocks, Consultant, Lander & Rogers, Melbourne

Getting Ready for the Sale

  • The Key Stages of Business Acquisition Negotiation -  Ron Smooker, Partner, Maddocks, Melbourne
  • Assets or Shares: Strategic Acquisition Considerations - Michael Sonego, Partner, and Stuart Dall, Partner, Pitcher Partners, Melbourne
  • Vendor and Purchaser Due Diligence: Key Essentials - Shah Rusiti, Partner, Teece Hodgson & Ward, Sydney

Managing Risk in Business Acquisitions

  • Indemnities and Warranties: Getting the Drafting Right - Michael Bennett, Barrister, Wentworth Selborne Chambers, Sydney
  • Environmental Indemnities and Warranties: Green Risk Management – Jane Hall, Senior Associate, Ashurst, Melbourne
  • Personal Property Securities: Tricky Issues on Business Acquisition - Peter Mills, Special Counsel, Thomson Geer, Brisbane

Friday 31 March 2017

Day 2 Chair:  Andrew Scott, Lawyer, Melbourne

Special Considerations in Business Acquisitions

  • How to Structure an Earnout - Andy Milidoni, Special Counsel, Johnson Winter & Slattery, Sydney
  • Special Considerations When Buying a Tech Company - Rob McInnes, Partner, DibbsBarker, Sydney
  • Employment Law Due Diligence: Managing Long Tail Liabilities - Martin Alden, Partner, Cornwall Stodart, Melbourne

Insurance and Taxation

  • Warranty and Indemnity Insurance: New Protection for Buyers and Sellers - Frederick Hawke, Partner, Clayton Utz, Melbourne
  • Stamp Duty on Business Acquisitions: State Rules and Cross-Border Issues - Andrew Rider, Barrister, Level 22 Chambers, Sydney
  • Tax Aspects of Employee Entitlements in Business Acquisitions - Clint Harding, Partner, Arnold Bloch Leibler, Sydney

Discount Registration

If you register and pay by 10 March 2017 you will save $165 off the full price registration fee of $1980.

Product Code: MBAMAR17
 Price:  $1,815.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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