Company Secretarial

SWS Lawyers offers a range of tailored company secretarial services to assist companies and their officers with ongoing compliance with business regulations and reporting obligations as a necessary component of a company’s regulatory duties, helping save our clients on valuable time and resources.

How we can help

  • Corporations Act and Corporate Governance


A constantly shifting corporate regulatory landscape can make navigating a company’s corporate compliance and reporting obligations challenging, with the corporate secretarial process often being onerous and time consuming. A failure to comply with those obligations could result in a company risking potentially costly fees and penalties. Keeping up with corporate reporting obligations may be challenging and could draw key resources away from focusing on new opportunities for growth and expansion.

Company secretarial services often appeal to smaller listed public companies, as well as large private companies and family groups. Businesses specializing in corporate secretarial services may offer generalised corporate filing and compliance services for larger listed companies. In addition, a proficient accountant can also provide support with respect to managing shareholder registries and performing ASIC updates.

However, SWS can provide a tailored solution for clients that may have more complex or specific needs or requirements with respect to corporate secretarial services. For example, SWS Lawyers offer our clients a full and diverse range of corporate secretarial services including:

  • incorporating new companies;
  • assisting with the registrations of company and business names;
  • preparing and lodging ASIC forms;
  • updating ASIC with company information changes which relate to the registered/office address and the identity of company directors, shareholders and officers;
  • conducting ASIC searches;
  • preparing notices and minutes of board meetings and/or shareholders’ meetings;
  • attending board meetings;
  • preparing directors and/or shareholders resolutions;
  • advising the board on issues of corporate governance;
  • advising on directors’ duties and obligations;
  • maintaining and updating share registers;
  • assisting with company de-registration; and
  • acting as a registered office for local and foreign companies.

Our corporate and commercial lawyers assist in fulfilling corporate secretarial responsibilities such as compliance and reporting obligations which allows companies to allocate precious time and resources towards seizing growth opportunities.

Their approach is always professional and delivered at a standard comparable to a capital city law firm. It is the clear strategic direction that has always impressed me about the SWS team.

-Director, Top 10 Australian Accounting Firm

We believe their ability to combine first rate legal expertise, commercial judgement and strong negotiating skills is rare amongst lawyers and provides us with a real competitive advantage in corporate transactions. We use SWS because of their ability, not their post code.

-Robert Radcliffe-Smith, Advent

The combination of rare legal expertise, commercial judgement and strong negotiating skills is rare amongst lawyers and provides us with a real competitive advantage in corporate transactions.

-Paul Valaire, Addcar

SWS has assisted with advice on securing and exercising complex property and commercial contractual rights and assisting with protracted contractual management and implementation. We value legal experts who can offer pragmatic and commercial legal solutions for our complicated matters. SWS Lawyers has consistently met these criteria.

-Leading AU/NZ Logistics Company

The team at SWS Lawyers have already showcased their professionalism, commitment, positive can-do attitude and insight into our needs and have a clear understanding of the disability sector.

-Garry West-Bail, Deaf Sports Australia

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