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Lawrence Mendes

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Lawrence is a partner in the Corporate practice group in Sydney and advises strategic investors, private equity sponsors and large corporations on complex M&A and related transactions. In addition to his Australian experience, he has also spent two years advising on domestic US and Australian inbound M&A transactions whilst based in Baker McKenzie's Chicago office.

Baker McKenzie’sĀ Duties and Liabilities of Directors of Australian CompaniesĀ 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…

ASX has issued some helpful and pragmatic guidance in relation to continuous disclosure obligations in the COVID-19 environment. Key aspects of the guidance are: ASX recognises the challenges for listed companies in satisfying their disclosure obligations in this rapidly evolving and highly uncertain situation. The key issue remains that disclosure…

As COVID-19 continues to spread and market uncertainty surrounding it persists and intensifies, a number of ASX-listed companies have taken the unusual step of withdrawing, deferring payment of, or reducing, their previously announced dividends in order to preserve cash for the uncertain times ahead. Last week, for example, saw companies…