ABL Corporate Law Seminar Series - Directors' Duties

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Event Details

8 May 2019 at 12:30 pm – 8 May 2019 at 2:30 pm
Room G09, Law Building, 15 Ancora Imparo Way, Monash University Clayton Campus (Primary room) + Lecture Theatre H5, Menzies Building, 20 Chancellor's Walk, Monash University Clayton Campus (Overflow room)
Free to attend


Seminar 2: Directors' Duties

A case study involving a client who comes to ABL seeking advice about a breach of duty allegation by the company’s liquidators and Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Jonathan will cover breach, the relevant defences and associated ‘practical’ issues such as possible penalties, recovery of judgment sums, insurance issues and other matters. Jonathan will draw from some of the cases ABL have been involved in including James Hardie, Allco, Babcock & Brown, Dick Smith and ABC Learning.


Jonathan Milner

Partner - Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Reconstruction & Insolvency

Jonathan Milner is a partner of the firm’s dispute resolution & litigation and reconstruction & insolvency practice groups in Sydney. He has been involved in some of Australia’s largest and most public commercial matters, including a range of corporate regulatory inquiries and investigations and white collar crime.

Jonathan has been ranked as one of Australia’s leading dispute resolution practitioners in Chambers Asia Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, describing him as a ‘standout lawyer’ with ‘excellent commercial sense’. He has also been recognised since 2012 by Best Lawyers® International  in the areas of litigation and alternative dispute resolution. Jonathan is also ranked by Doyle’s Guide in three categories, ‘Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyers – Australia, 2017’, ‘Leading Insolvency & Restructuring Lawyers – New South Wales, 2017’ and ‘Leading Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Lawyers – New South Wales, 2017.

Jonathan graduated from The University of New South Wales in 1999, and was admitted to practise as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia. He joined Arnold Bloch Leibler in 2006 and was appointed as a partner in 2009. Prior to joining Arnold Bloch Leibler, Jonathan was a senior associate at Herbert Smith Freehills.

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About the Corporate Law Seminar Series

Monash University in partnership with Melbourne's leading law firm Arnold Bloch Leibler (ABL) is proud to be hosting the ABL Corporate Law Seminar Series. This is a series of four seminars spanning across Semester 1 and 2 and covering various aspects of the unit Corporations Law (LAW3112) for undergraduate and Principles of Company Law (LAW5011) for postgraduate cohorts. These seminars will be conducted by guests (Partners and Lawyers) from ABL and will coincide with the timings of relevant topics of the unit to maximise impact. The lectures will also be recorded and available as a unit resource to students through the University's learning platform.

The seminar series is a mix of lectures, case studies, analysis of real life examples and presentations covering various aspects of the Corporations Law or Company Law course. It will also provide you an opportunity to network with the presenters as well as graduate recruitment staff from ABL who would be happy to speak with you about your career path.

The event is fully catered. Details of each of the seminar and the topics covered can be found below. Please note that registrations for each of the seminars are to be done separately through the link provided.

About Arnold Bloch Leibler (ABL)

Arnold Bloch Leibler (ABL) is one of Melbourne’s most revered and prominent law firms, renowned for its commitment to excellence and its forward-thinking approach. ABL's standing within the legal profession has been built over more than 60 years. Many of the values, characteristics and defining qualities from ABL's early beginnings continue to shape the firm as it stands today.

ABL prides itself on providing strategic guidance and solving complex issues related to clients’ commercial interests, legal position and reputation. Operating as a professional practice rather than a corporatised business, ABL offers a small firm feel with a big firm reputation, possessing influence within legal, business and political circles.

ABL brings together the expertise of following Partners from seven of its fourteen Practice Groups in delivering the Corporate Law Seminar Series for the benefit of Monash Law students.