Many business leaders are experts at their trade but are unaware that there are often strict regulatory requirements – and consequences for not meeting them.
Day-to-day operations of your business can easily take your attention away from your company structure and the principles and laws of good governance. With DC Strategy lawyers at your side, you can be confident that your key documents match your reality, that you will meet your regulatory obligations and your management follows best practice.
It is critical that those owning, managing and working within your business understand their relative roles, responsibilities and regulatory obligations.
We will work together with you to create and maintain those structures, inform you of your regulatory obligations, and keep your directors, managers and staff up to date with their responsibilities.
Everyone knows their roles, rights and responsibilities
Constitutions, ownership and shareholder agreements set out the interests of and relationships between different parties (e.g. shareholders, boards, management, staff). When well-structured and considered, these documents support the operation and growth of your business. If done poorly, these documents can hold you back and give rise to disputes.
Directors are meeting their responsibilities
Directors’ duties are complex but very important to get right. The Directors are required to set up appropriate structures and procedures to manage risks, review management and create strategies for the future.
Regulatory Obligations are met
We can help you establish processes to ensure that you know when you need to report what information to which government agency. This will vary according to your type of business, but failure to report correctly can have significant consequences for your business.
Your company’s meetings run well
Your company’s founding document and regulations will specify the manner in which your formal meetings, such as an Annual General Meeting, are to be held, including which matters must be discussed, how proxies are to work etc.
We also proudly support our clients on Corporate Law and Company Structures. This similar area covers matters of the evolution of your company – including a merger or acquisition, the departure of a co-founder, an initial public offering, financing, or company re-structuring. If this is of interest, please visit our Corporate Law and Company Structures page.