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Company Secretary – Personal Checklist Before Accepting Appointment

To finalise my personal due diligence before accepting the role of Company Secretary with your organization I would like to: meet with you and the other Directors obtain...

Company secretary: Liability under the corporations act

Part 2D.4 of the Corporations Act prescribes in relation to a Company Secretary: must be appointed for a Public Company (and is optional for a Proprietary Company) can...

Company secretaries – working in Australia

You have asked my opinion on employing Mr Singh from India as Company Secretary. A foreign trained Company Secretary can work and practice in Australia, subject to...

Display company name

In response to your questions about displaying our new company name on the office door, I comment hereunder (with some general information about different offices, etc). Display...

Incorporation of a pty ltd company

Summarised hereunder are the actions and requirements to incorporate and register a new (Proprietary Limited) company subsidiary: Form 201 needs to be completed and the incorporation fee paid...

Company formation by foreign shareholder

Below is my response to your comments/questions. The basic form of company in Australia is a ‘proprietary company limited by shares’ (ie, it has “Pty Ltd” at the...

Company documents – signing by one director

You have asked if the director/s of various of the group companies may sign company documents on their own with or without another director or...

Companies limited by guarantee

Generally, companies comprise 2 main types: proprietary (private) and public companies – see section 112 of the Corporations Act – either of which may be limited...

Committee evaluation

In my experience good corporate governance – for all companies, whether stock exchange listed or not – includes establishing audit and other committees (eg, remuneration) to...

Change to public company type

The Board of a company may seek to change its “type” to “public” for a number of reasons, the principal one usually being to enable...

Change of name: Pty ltd company

To change its name a Proprietary Limited company MUST either: have ALL shareholders (including both parties where joint holdings) sign a Circulating Resolution in favour of the name...

Change of company name: Public company

Choice of Name As discussed, we can change the company’s name to any name that is not already taken, subject to shareholders’ approval. The Corporations Act section 147 states that...

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