Baker McKenzie's Duties and Liabilities of Directors of Australian Companies is a comprehensive and timely guide for directors of Australian companies. Newly launched in September 2020, it reflects key issues for directors to consider in the current corporate governance landscape, while outlining their core legal obligations.

Matters covered in this guide include common law and statutory duties, delegation and reliance on others, financial reporting, insider trading, disclosure requirements, directors’ insurance and indemnities and other topical issues including whistleblower protections, climate change and anti-bribery and corruption.

Being a trusted adviser to many of the top companies in Australia, Baker McKenzie is recognized for its extensive experience advising directors of Australian companies.

We hope that this guide provides you with a broad overview of the duties of directors of Australian companies. It is not intended, however, to be an exhaustive analysis of all relevant legal requirements. If you are uncertain about any of the issues raised in this guide or require further details or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

All contributors are listed under "Partner Contacts." In addition, we thank the following individuals who also contributed to the guide: Ilona Millar, Georgie Farrant, Simone Bridges, Lynsey Edgar and Sean Selleck.

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