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Combining the knowledge of local laws and cultures with a global reach is just one of the ways Baker & McKenzie separates itself from other firms. Our genuinely global perspective allows us to operate without boundaries around the world, in every jurisdiction that is important to your business.

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Corporate Secretariat

Our Corporate Secretariat Group helps our clients comply with the statutory requirements for registering and maintaining companies and foreign company registrations in Australia. The registration of companies falls under the jurisdiction of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, a federal body established to administer and enforce the Corporations Act 2001.

Our experienced corporate secretarial paralegals can help you meet ASIC's compliance requirements and also provide guidance on ASIC's policies and procedures. Services include:

  • a fully outsourced company secretarial function;
  • attending to ASIC lodgements;
  • assistance with financial reporting matters;
  • incorporating new companies;
  • local agent services for foreign companies with Australian branch offices;
  • routine corporate compliance;
  • business name administration; and
  • registered office facilities.

The team can also refer you to lawyers in the firm's wider corporate and commercial practice should you require legal advice on matters such as corporate governance, tax, mergers & acquisitions and obtaining relief from ASIC.

Our client alert summarizes key changes regarding the preparation and filing of annual accounts, including changes in the deadline for filing with the Dutch Trade Register, new thresholds for determining company size, and mandatory electronic filing.
In this issue, we discuss updates to the Dutch register of ultimate beneficial owners, examine the consequences of nullifying a share purchase agreement, and explain key points covered in the proposed revisions to the Dutch corporate governance code.
Join us for a special webinar on 28 June in which our seasoned M&A and power practitioners, including Jaime Trujillo, LA Head of M&A/PE and José Roberto Martins, LA Head of EMI, who will provide key insights into the deal activity which is expected across the region. Topics to be discussed include: understanding the Latin America energy/power sector; how to get the deal done in the current economic situation; current target opportunities; and practical tips.
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We started with a vision of going global and were in eight countries before our 10th anniversary. Today we have 77 offices in 47 countries -- including the emerging markets so important to the growth of your business.
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