01/03/2018 | company shares, minor shareholders, CHESS

Acis All Areas - March 2018

Major Dilemma for Minor Shareholders
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27/02/2018 | Stephen Harvey company shares, minor shareholders, CHESS

Major Dilemma for Minor Shareholders

Think twice before giving shares to a 6 year-old
Stephen Harvey explains the legal reasons why minors should not be share holders.
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09/11/2017 | Matt Neibling ASIC, trademark, registration, name registration, awareness, help, company

What’s in a Company Name?

An ASIC registration is no guarantee
Matt Neibling explains why an ASIC registered name may not entitle you to use it as your trading name
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26/10/2016 | Stephen Harvey buy back, shares, company, asset

To Buy Back or Not to Buy Back

(With apologies to Hamlet)
Stephen Harvey of Acis discusses whether to buy back or not to buy back shares in a company as a precursor to deregistering the company
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16/09/2016 | Stephen Harvey special purpose company, superannuation, Acis standard constitution

Finding Purpose in Special Purpose Companies

Don't be pushed into a special constitution
While views differ quite significantly throughout our industry regarding the meaning of "Special Purpose Superannuation Company", not everybody agrees. Join Stephen Harvey by delving into why companies can be nominated as a Special Purpose Superannuation Company and why its OK to refer to distribution rights.
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28/07/2016 | Stephen Harvey company, risk

What State is Your Company In?

Dealing with a Constitutional Hangover
You’ll notice that when applying to register a company, you must nominate a State or Territory in which it will be taken to be registered. Stephen Harvey discusses the many implications that follow with these decisions.
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16/06/2016 | Stephen Harvey Reinstatement, company, ASIC

Deregister in Haste and Repent at Leisure

Even the local kebab shop can't avoid the consequences
There can be significant consequences for deregistered companies that own valuable property or continue carrying on operations. Stephen Harvey of Acis discusses these consequences, and what they may mean for your clients.
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16/06/2016 | Stephen Harvey UHC, ASIC, company

Ultimate Holding Companies

What you need to know
Stephen Harvey from Acis provides clarification around the an ultimate holding company (UHC), and whether is it necessary to have once in place.
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16/06/2016 | Matt Neibling white paper, directors, company, Reinstatement

Acis All Areas - June 2016

Forget the election, think about directors and holding companies
While many eyes are turned towards our Federal pollies in the coming weeks, our focus is on end of year reviews and effective standardisation of documents to improve efficiencies within your businesses.
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28/04/2016 | Stephen Harvey ATO, Reinstatement, company

Nowhere to Hide Behind Voluntary Deregistrations

Why the Commissioner pursues reinstatement
Whilst the Corporations Act provides a cheap and simple way to dispose of an unwanted company, the courts have powers under the Corporations Act 2001 to order reinstatement. Stephen Harvey of Acis discusses this in further detail.
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