Accountant and Advisors Seminar Series

Shareholder Agreements - Tips and Traps

Wallmans Lawyers invite you to our complimentary workshop on Shareholders' Agreements. The seminar is tailored for accountants and those assisting their clients with appropriate structuring or restructuring options.

With key expertise in this area, our Commercial and Contract Special Counsel, Mark Sallis will address:

  • the division of powers between shareholders (few) and directors (many)
  • is a Shareholders' Agreement in fact needed?
  • what a Shareholders' Agreement can do that the company's Constitution cannot
  • key topics for shareholders
  • statutory rights and remedies of shareholders against the directors
  • keeping the process simple, fast and cheaper to the client (some new concepts to discuss)

The session will be chaired by Commercial Partner, Paul Gordon, who will also share his expertise and answer panel questions at the conclusion of the workshop.

Our discussion will be relevant to a Unitholders' Agreement where a unit trust is the commercial vehicle for an enterprise. If time allows, we may also canvas some concepts that might be embedded in the Constitution of a company acting as trustee of a unit trust.

About our speakers:

Mark Sallis, Special Counsel

Mark has specialised in Commercial Law with wide ranging expertise on contracts, mergers and acquisitions, taxation law as well as banking and finance law.  Mark has particular expertise in contract negotiation, preparation and review across a wide range of commercial areas. Mark has been recognised in the preeminent Best Lawyers Australia* listing, for his expertise in Commercial Law.

Paul Gordon, Partner

Paul provides advice through the entire lifecycle of a business – from incorporation, establishment and structuring, to contracts and other commercial agreements, competition and consumer law issues and matters regarding IP, online brand management and marketing.  As result of his experience, Paul was named amongst Australia’s Best Lawyers in Commercial Law, as well as in the Australasian Lawyer Awards, as a 5-Star Intellectual Property Lawyer, and in Doyles Guide for Leading Technology, Media and Telecommunications Lawyers and for Leading Intellectual Property lawyers.


Wallmans are located at Level 5, 400 King William Street, Adelaide (Corner of Gilles Street).  Please note that 2 hour paid street parking is limited but available on Gilles, Gilbert and King William Streets.  Additionally there is a paid undercover car park adjacent to the building, with entry from Gilles Street (subject to availability).


Event Details

Date: November 30 2021

Location: Wallmans Lawyers Boardroom, Level 5, 400 King William Street, Adelaide

Time: 9.30am - 11.30am

Mark Sallis
Paul Gordon

Cost: 0.00

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