Navigating Commercial Challenges During Hard Times - One Day Online Masterclass

Masterclass,Commercial Law,Navigating Commercial Challenges During Hard Times - One Day Online Masterclass
Wednesday 26 August 2020

[9am to 4.40pm]

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Morning: Commercial Law Tactics in Times of Crisis

  • Drafting Commercial Contracts in an Economic Downturn - Hard times call for hard responses. Now is the time to review how your contract clauses are constructed and how they respond to these unusual times. This session looks at the key drafting considerations in preparing watertight contracts.

  • Drafting Effective Exclusion Clauses During Unprecedented Times - Courts are reluctant to interpret exclusion clauses broadly, preferring to interpret narrowly where possible. Drafting wide exclusions must be carefully done to avoid ambiguity. How can exclusion clauses in commercial agreements be used for maximum impact in these uncertain times? This session looks at the key issues.

  • Shareholder Remedies – Practical and Procedural Responses to Times of Crisis - When things become difficult, strategy becomes paramount. This session looks at recent case law in shareholder remedies and how we either adapt or fail when it comes to managing corporate disputes.

Afternoon: Commercial Law Disputes – The Strategic Toolkit

  • Equitable Remedies in Commercial Law Disputes - Equity is a discretionary jurisdiction for courts. Do challenging times represent an opportunity for greater use of an equity discretion? This session looks at the key equitable remedies that may be granted for commercial transactions outside of contract, and how they may render equitable remedies particularly suitable to our uncertain times.

  • When Confidential information and Discovery Intersect in Commercial Disputes - Is confidential information exempt from discovery? This session looks at how discovery obligations are met when dealing with confidential information.

  • Cost Orders Against Lawyers in Commercial Matters - Practitioners are at cost risk when conducting frivolous proceedings. This session looks at risky lawyer behaviour and the cost consequences, especially when conducting commercial matters.


Shah Rusiti, Partner, Teece Hodgson & Ward Solicitors, Sydney

Michael Cossetto, Partner, Bartier Perry, Sydney

James d’Apice, Senior Associate, Makinson d'Apice Lawyers, Sydney

Lynda Reid, Director, PwC, Sydney

Breanna Davies, Special Counsel, Gadens, Sydney

Brenda Tronson, Barrister, Level 22 Chambers, Sydney

Sydney Jacobs, Barrister, Wentworth Chambers, Sydney

Janet McDonald, Barrister, Level 22 Chambers, Sydney


Lawyers - 6 CPD Hours (substantive law).  All delegates attending this masterclass will receive a CPD certificate after the event.


If you register and pay by 14 August 2020 you will pay only $715 a saving of $110 off the full price conference registration fee of $825.

Multiple registration discount? 

If you would like to send 3 or more people from your company to this masterclass the following discounts apply:

  • 3 registrations – 5% discount off each registration

  • 4 registrations – 10% discount off each registration

  • 5 or more registrations – 15% discount off each registration

To access this discount simply use the multiple registration option on our website. You can complete all of the registrations in one action and the discount will automatically be applied.


If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Event Coordinator, Hayley Williams-Cameron on (03) 8601 7730 or email:

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Product Code: SXCAUG20
 Price:   $715.00 (Inclusive of GST)