King & Wood Mallesons

Students participating in this clinic will work with two Partners in the Mergers & Acquisition team, learning about corporate governance and the practical application of shareholder rights to companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

The M&A partners will take you through the legal and commercial frameworks and the current governance and corporate social responsibility challenges faced by ASX listed companies.  With that background, you will do a ‘deep dive’ on a major ASX listed company’s corporate governance report, working closely with the M&A partners and also the company secretary or general counsel of the company.

In collaboration with the M&A partners and the chosen company’s company secretary or general counsel, students will prepare a group report that gives their views on how well the company complies with corporate governance reporting requirements and potential areas for improvement.

During the clinic, students will have full access to KWM’s offices and resources, sitting within the M&A team and will have weekly sessions with the M&A partners.