Live Webinar: Protecting the Purchaser in a Business Acquisition: Getting Your Due Diligence and Sale Agreement Right


Date:  Monday 19 February 2018 – Online:
Vic, NSW, ACT, Tas:  3pm to 5pm 
SA: 2.30pm to 4.30pm 
WA: 12noon to 2pm 
NT: 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Qld: 2pm to 4pm

This session gives a structural overview of business acquisition which enables a more strategic focus and provides a good risk management profile. It includes:

Preconditions and deliverables

  • Business or share sale considerations
  • Conditions precedent – shares and consents
  • Assigned or novated leases to buyer – working it out in advance
  • Financing arrangements – are they all in place?
  • Type of sale documentation and inclusions
  • Assessing the employment pool and transition options
  • FIRB matters that need investigating

Investigation searches, warranties and their limitations

  • Access rights and transparency on IP and accounts
  • Searches including PPS and knowing what to look for
  • Proof of title and verifications
  • Negotiating warranties and indemnities
  • Status of representations and contract finalization

Completion, post completion and restraints

  • Covenants for period between signing and completion
  • The period from completion to payment – what needs to be done?
  • Asset transfers – getting the documentation in place
  • Post completion arrangements
  • Materiality qualifiers
  • Seller availability
  • Restraints – what’s reasonable?
Our presenter

Shah Rusiti, Partner, Teece Hodgson & Ward, Sydney  

Shah has 30 years of experience in business law and commercial law, information technology and commercial property. He is widely recognised for his expertise in business structuring, including shareholders' agreements and business acquisitions and sales. He advises clients in a range of industries including manufacturing, distribution, professional services, IT and education industries. His clients range from IT companies and software developers through to national and international manufacturers, education providers, accountants, medical practitioners, engineers and other professionals.

Shah is a member of the NSW Law Society Specialist Accreditation Committee and is a regular presenter at conferences on business and commercial law.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in business law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.


Live webinar delegates will receive a CPD certificate for attendance at this webinar.  Lawyers can claim up to 2 CPD [CLE] units/points – substantive law.  This webinar has been designed to run for 2 hours, however, webinar lengths can vary depending on the level of questions and discussion, and the minimum length of the webinar is 1.5 hours.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Webinar Coordinator, Lisa Tran on (03) 8601 7709 or email:

Attending a TEN webinar couldn’t be easier. Basically it’s just like attending a seminar except that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your office or home. You just need to be available at the appointed date and time with your computer and internet connection.

Once you’ve registered for the webinar, we send you a link so that you can login to the webinar from your computer. The speaker delivers the session from their computer in real time. Just like a live seminar, you can ask questions of the speaker. You simply type your question into the question box and the speaker responds to it during question time.
At the end of the webinar session we send you a certificate to confirm your attendance and the number of CPD hours you earned.

You will need a computer with sound, an internet connection and earphones if you need to participate in the webinar in an open office environment (so you don’t disrupt those around you).

Product Code: RB6FEB18
 Price:   $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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