Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

Commercial Transactions in an Insolvency Context: Seminar by Shane Kirne, Deputy Director

Date of Publication: 
16 September 2014

On 16 September 2014, CDPP’s Deputy Director and head of Commercial, Financial & Corruption practice group will join a panel at the Federal Court of Australia to discuss ‘Commercial Transactions in an Insolvency Context’. The seminar is part of the Monash University’s Faculty of Law and the Federal Court of Australia’s National Commercial Law Seminar Series and aims to provide legal advisers, administrators and liquidators with insight into the workings of the CDPP and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Mr Kirne will present on:

  • how the CDPP and the ASIC work together
  • the Prosecution Policy of the Commonwealth test, and
  • what advisors can do in relation to dealing with the CDPP – including topics such as letters of caution, letters of comfort, induced statements, indemnities, plea and charge negotiations and discontinuance applications.

The panel is chaired by the Hon. Justice Michelle Gordon, Judge Federal Court of Australia. Shane Kirne is joined on the panel by:

  • Michael Kingston, ASIC’s Chief Legal Officer
  • Ray Finkelstein QC, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash University, former Judge, Federal Court of Australia, and
  • Robert Strong, Barrister, Victorian Bar.

Mr Kirne’s presentation will soon be available on the Federal Court’s website. Further information is available in the National Commercial Law Seminar Series section at Monash University’s website.