Australia: Life Sciences Boardroom Lunch Series - A Summary


Over the past 10 months, Grant Thornton and DLA Piper have launched a successful life sciences boardroom lunch series. Events have been held in Melbourne and Perth, and Sydney is about to be added to the roster.

This update summarises the topics which have been discussed at those lunches.


Three events have been held in Melbourne and one in Perth at Grant Thornton and DLA Piper over the past year.

Topics covered include:

- Recent changes to the ASX Listing Rules to enhance capital raising and the implications for life sciences companies

- R&D tax rebate

- Redomciliation of Australian companies into the US

- Backdoor listings

- Employee share schemes

- Presenters have included Daniel Kave, Patrick Warr and Thomas Isbell from Grant Thornton and Simon Davidson, David Morris and Rick Catanzariti from DLA Piper, along with Michael Atkins of Patersons Securities.

Please see full Summary below for more information.

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