JWS Consulting is a division of Johnson Winter & Slattery providing commercial consulting services.
We are engaged by major Australian and international corporations as legal counsel on their business activities, disputes and most challenging matters.
Established in 1993 by Tony Johnson, Nigel Winter and Peter Slattery as a boutique corporate firm, JWS grew rapidly to become a leading independent Australian firm.
The quality of our legal advice and service to clients is recognised through independent industry recognition and direct client feedback.
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JWS supports a number of community initiatives and not for profit organisations across Australia through pro bono legal work, charitable donations and sponsorships.
In 2018, we celebrate 25 years of long-lasting relationships with our valued clients.
Corporate governance is increasingly in the spotlight, with recent high profile cases emphasising the need for all businesses to follow appropriate governance practices and documentation at all times.
Our corporate governance specialists advise boards, management and individual directors on the full range of corporate governance issues. We are regularly called on to provide independent advice to directors involved in significant transactions when there is need for independent counsel.
They've got the technical expertise and the commercial understanding.
We also routinely undertake investigations and provide second opinion reviews of advice to boards. Our experience covers:
Marcus Clark, Jeremy Davis, Justin Harris, John Keeves, Byron Koster, Damian Reichel, Peter Slattery and Paul Vinci are listed as leading lawyers in Corporate/Governance Practice.
The amendments to the Corporations Act1 to broaden the ‘safe harbours’ for directors on an insolvency were passed by Parliament on 12 September 20172 and are awaiting a date for commencement.
The Federal Court has released its judgment in favour of Brickworks Limited and Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited, in its proceedings with Perpetual.1
At the conclusion of the 2016 AGM season, we conducted our annual survey of remuneration report voting for S&P/ASX 1001entities.