Season 15: The ECM Exchange


Hosted by John Hutchinson, our Equity Capital Markets team discusses the latest issues for company directors to be aware of, including capital raising in a difficult market, listed company acquisitions and executive remuneration.

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Executive remuneration and equity plans

John HutchinsonDeborah Chew and Anthony Bradica discuss the tax and corporate law issues surrounding executive remuneration, particularly equity plans. Although there have been no dramatic tax rule changes in the past year, the Corporations Act has changed, with implications for both listed and unlisted companies.

Listed company acquisitions: issues for directors

John Hutchinson, James Morvell and Sevan Gore discuss the opportunities in a challenging market for listed companies to buy unlisted companies and/or assets. How do acquisitions by a listed company differ from their unlisted competitors? The path to success lies in careful advance planning, including being aware of the regulatory issues, having a clear PR strategy, and knowing where funding will come from.

Raising capital in volatile times

With companies facing economic headwinds, John Hutchinson, Michelle Eastwell and Deborah Chew discuss how to raise capital in a challenging market, including the different types of capital raising they are seeing, the quickest way to raise capital with certainty and issues to be aware of in relation to cleansing notices, trading halts and suspensions.

Key contacts

Corporate & commercial lawyer John is a consultant for the firm. His work focuses on property fund M&A.

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Deborah is a leading commercial transaction lawyer with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets.

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Michelle is an experienced corporate lawyer specialising in mergers & acquisitions, capital markets and ASX listings.

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James has particular expertise in equity capital markets, corporate transactions, and public and private M&A.

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Sevan Gore has over 10 years of experience as a corporate lawyer with significant experience in the mining industry.

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Anthony specialises in taxation planning and structuring for corporate clients, including advising on capital raisings and M&A.

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