Knowledge and Experience
Our Corporate Secretarial Services Area is a specialised division within DFK Gooding Partners which helps clients by taking the stress out of corporate secretarial work. We provide advice and assistance to clients on corporate matters and perform these tasks on their behalf. We offer a broad range of corporate secretarial services for over 500 companies and over 300 trusts. Our clients range from single shareholder companies to public companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Corporate Secretarial Services for Companies:
- Acting as the Registered Office of companies.
- Preparation and maintenance of Statutory Registers.
- Incorporations and deregistrations.
- Changes to the jurisdiction of companies.
- Registrations of registered foreign companies in Australia.
- Annual and periodic statutory reporting requirements with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Australian Stock Exchange Limited.
- Changes to corporate structures and company types.
- Changes of company names.
- Changes to company officers and company auditors, including appointments resignations, removals and changes to personal details.
- Changes to share capital including allotments, transfers, redemptions, consolidations, reductions, conversions and share buy-backs.
- Assistance with the conduct of statutory meetings of directors and shareholders of companies, including providing the documents to be sent out with the notice of meetings.
- Preparation of minutes of directors and shareholders meetings.
- Preparation of applications for extensions and approvals to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
- The review of statutory records and advice and assistance in complying with statutory requirements.
- Acting as registered agent for Australian companies and the local agent for Foreign companies.
Corporate Secretarial Services for Trusts:
- Establishing discretionary and unit trusts.
- Preparation and maintenance of unit registers.
- Allotments and transfers of units.
- Changing trustees and trust deeds.
- Amendments to trust deeds.
- Changes of trustees, guardians and/or appointors.
- Business Names
- Registering business names.
- Renewal of registrations and changes to details.
- Transfers of registrations.
- Cancellation of registrations.
- State Duties
- Attending to all State duty matters arising from purchases and sales and all other commercial transactions.
- Conducting on-line searches of companies, officers and business names with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and state government agencies.
- Conducting title searches at Landgate.