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Company Secretarial Services

Our specialist team of Company Secretaries and Lawyers provide services to ensure compliance with the Corporations Act and associated legislation in a practical and commercially conscious manner. We provide outsourced company secretarial functions to a broad range of clientele including ASX listed entities, unlisted and foreign companies.

Our purpose-built, unique Company Secretarial solution empowers ASX-listed companies with greater efficiency by providing a range of services with integrated technology to meet our clients’ requirements. Our clients benefit from in-house qualified lawyers and accountants carefully supervising the company secretarial functions so that you can be comfortable that your company is meeting the ongoing requirements of governance and compliance.

How our Company Secretarial Services can help:

  • Liaise with your appointed share registry.
  • Attend and minute board meetings and committee meetings.
  • Arrange, attend and minute shareholder meetings, including the annual general meeting.
  • Draft notices of meetings.
  • Maintain statutory registers in conjunction with our client’s appointed share registry (where appropriate).
  • Attend to the issue, allotment, transference, transmission, and forfeiture of shares, certificates and registration of share capital, and instruct the share registry to perform these functions.
  • Organise production of the annual report.
  • Manage timing and lodgement with the exchange of all mandatory and periodic reports.
  • Advise the company and directors about continuous disclosure requirements, the Listing Rules of the ASX and the Corporations Act.
  • Manage shareholder correspondence and provide advice where required.
How our Company Secretarial Services can help:

Our Company Secretarial Team

David Hwang

David Hwang

Chief Compliance Officer

  • Legal and company secretarial expertise
  • ASX listings and compliance specialist
  • Works across multiple Automic Group divisions

David is the Chief Compliance Officer at Automic Group and a Senior Associate of Automic Legal. He is an experienced corporate lawyer specialising in listings on ASX (IPOs and reverse listings), equity capital markets, mergers & acquisitions and providing advice on corporate governance and compliance issues. He is sought out for his expertise and guidance across a range of legal, governance and compliance matters that are commonly considered by the Boards of unlisted and ASX listed entities at every stage of their growth, from listings, secondary raisings and strategic acquisitions or investments. David is a trusted adviser to dozens of boards and senior management across a range of industries, including technology, health care, industrials, e-commerce and mining. David is a leader within the company secretarial, governance and registry practices at Automic Group to ensure that it delivers the highest possible level of corporate compliance for its clients.

David Hwang

David Hwang

Chief Compliance Officer

  • Legal and company secretarial expertise
  • ASX listings and compliance specialist
  • Works across multiple Automic Group divisions
David Hwang

David Hwang

Chief Compliance Officer

  • Legal and company secretarial expertise
  • ASX listings and compliance specialist
  • Works across multiple Automic Group divisions
Andrew Whitten

Andrew Whitten

Principal

  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Over 20 years’ experience
  • Specialising in back-door listings on the AS & NSW, IPOs and M&A

Andrew is a corporate lawyer with a particular focus on ASX listed companies. Over the past decade Andrew has been involved in dozens of transactions, including reverse takeovers and IPOs across a wide range of industry sectors, with an emphasis on technology, health & medical and mining companies. He is widely regarded as Sydney’s leading specialist in delivery of legal services to ASX listed companies and has steered dozens of them through listing, raising capital, mergers & acquisitions and disposals of business. Andrew has an excellent relationship with ASIC and ASX officers, as well as with Sydney’s leading bankers and brokers.

Andrew Whitten

Andrew Whitten

Principal

  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Over 20 years’ experience
  • Specialising in back-door listings on the AS & NSW, IPOs and M&A
Andrew Whitten

Andrew Whitten

Principal

  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Over 20 years’ experience
  • Specialising in back-door listings on the AS & NSW, IPOs and M&A
David Franks

David Franks

Principal

  • Company Secretarial, Governance and Finance
  • Over 25 years’ experience
  • CFO, Company Secretary and Senior Executive across diverse range of industries of ASX-Listed and Public Company entities

David is a Chartered Accountant, Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, Justice of the Peace, Registered Tax Agent and holds a Bachelor of Economics (Finance and Accounting) from Macquarie University. With over 25 years in finance and governance (including Company Secretarial and Corporate Finance), David has been CFO, Company Secretary and Director for numerous ASX listed and unlisted public and private companies, in a range of industries covering energy retailing, software as a service, transport, financial services, oil and gas / mineral exploration, technology, automotive, software development, wholesale distributions, retail, biotechnology and healthcare. He has acted in these capacities for Top 200 to small-cap companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, including for companies with OTC listings.

David Franks

David Franks

Principal

  • Company Secretarial, Governance and Finance
  • Over 25 years’ experience
  • CFO, Company Secretary and Senior Executive across diverse range of industries of ASX-Listed and Public Company entities
David Franks

David Franks

Principal

  • Company Secretarial, Governance and Finance
  • Over 25 years’ experience
  • CFO, Company Secretary and Senior Executive across diverse range of industries of ASX-Listed and Public Company entities
Lee Tamplin

Lee Tamplin

Company Secretary

  • Almost 20 years' experience in financial services
  • Company Secretary across a range of industries
  • Governance and compliance professional

Lee has almost 20 years’ experience in a variety of roles covering investment management, financial services and corporate governance in both Australia and the UK. Lee is currently Company Secretary for a number of ASX listed, NSX listed and unlisted public and private companies across a range of industries. Lee has a Degree in Financial Services, a diploma in Financial Planning and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors Course. He is also a member of the Governance Institute of Australia. Prior to joining Automic, Lee was a Senior Client Relationship and Business Development Manager for a global share registry.

Lee Tamplin

Lee Tamplin

Company Secretary

  • Almost 20 years' experience in financial services
  • Company Secretary across a range of industries
  • Governance and compliance professional
Lee Tamplin

Lee Tamplin

Company Secretary

  • Almost 20 years' experience in financial services
  • Company Secretary across a range of industries
  • Governance and compliance professional
Sinead Teague

Sinead Teague

Company Secretary

  • Over 10 years of company secretarial experience in Australia and Ireland
  • Company Secretary across a range of sectors and industries
  • Governance and compliance professional

Sinead has over 10 years’ experience within company secretarial roles in Australia and Ireland. Sinead has worked with a varied portfolio of ASX listed companies across technology, mining, financial and communications as well as providing company secretarial services for other public, private and not-for-profit entities. Sinead has a Masters in Management and Corporate Governance and a degree in Law with Government and is an associate member of the Governance Institute having qualified as a Chartered Company Secretary through the ISCA (now Governance Institute).

Sinead Teague

Sinead Teague

Company Secretary

  • Over 10 years of company secretarial experience in Australia and Ireland
  • Company Secretary across a range of sectors and industries
  • Governance and compliance professional
Sinead Teague

Sinead Teague

Company Secretary

  • Over 10 years of company secretarial experience in Australia and Ireland
  • Company Secretary across a range of sectors and industries
  • Governance and compliance professional
Dean Jagger

Dean Jagger

Company Secretary

  • Company Secretarial and Governance
  • 10 years’ financial services experience
  • Specialising in Listing Rules, Corporations Act and Corporate Governance

Dean is an experienced Company Secretary, with a particular focus on small cap ASX listed companies across a number of sectors including software, media, biotechnology and mining. Dean joined the Company Secretary team at Automic Legal at the beginning of 2017. Prior to this, Dean worked in the share registry space for 8 years, most recently as a Client Relationship Manager for a number of top 200 ASX listed companies. Dean is in the final stages of completing a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business & Commerce double degree and has a Certificate in Governance Practice from the Governance Institute.

Dean Jagger

Dean Jagger

Company Secretary

  • Company Secretarial and Governance
  • 10 years’ financial services experience
  • Specialising in Listing Rules, Corporations Act and Corporate Governance
Dean Jagger

Dean Jagger

Company Secretary

  • Company Secretarial and Governance
  • 10 years’ financial services experience
  • Specialising in Listing Rules, Corporations Act and Corporate Governance

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