The laws that inform and regulate corporate governance are dynamic. Traditional regulatory regimes include consideration of ethics, business judgment, and duties of directors. Modern issues that impact corporate governance law now require consideration of modern slavery, climate change, ethical investing, use of artificial intelligence, and transparency.

Our team match those dynamacy. Darren and Luke lead a team of lawyers who constantly stay at the forefront of where regulatory governance is heading. Our team have expertise and experience in doing so, not just as lawyers but also has owners of equity in many projects around the world. For example, Darren and his family hold direct equity, are on the Boards and are involved in governance of businesses in the UK, Abu Dhabi, Turkey, and Oman, as well as Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Our team members have direct experience (and the direct risk of personal liability) in corporate law and governance in their own business interests.

Our team members have also been Directors of ASX listed and public companies, such as Ringers Western Trading Pty Ltd, Critical Minerals Ltd, Queensland Ballet and the Australia Taiwan Business Council.

We know what it is like to work under the strictest governance requirements and apply this knowledge and experience to our clients and their matters.


  • corporate governance in Australia and in other major jurisdictions

  • insolvency processes

  • environmental protection obligations

  • fiduciary duties and responsibilities owed by corporate directors and officers within Australia

  • debates and reform initiatives in corporate governance, within Australia and in overseas jurisdictions


Acted for various indigenous corporations in relation to investigation into board member conduct, the running of annual general meetings, and general corporate governance issues.

Acted in all aspects of a data breach by an ex-employee. Including reporting requirements to the affected individuals, the Federal Police, Australia Cyber Security Centre and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. Instructing and working with a data security expert to ascertain background to breach and possible consequences.

Our people hold numerous Directorships including of Ringers Western Trading Pty Ltd, Queensland Ballet, Australia Taiwan Business Counsel, and Critical Minerals Ltd.

  • Darren Fooks
  • Antoni Berardone
  • Thomas Adamson
  • Chris Horn

Tailored Advice for your Incorporated Entity

Our services include advice in connection with the following matters:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Capital raising, including private equity and debt funding
  • Directors’ duties and liabilities
  • Executive remuneration
  • AGM and EGM matters
  • Corporations Act compliance
  • Director placement
  • Constitutional matters
  • Corporate governance and strategies

If you require any assistance with such matters, please contact our Corporate Team.

Book Your Consultation

If your case can be settled without going to court, this is usually best for everyone. To find out if alternative dispute resolution is appropriate for you case, book a consultation with a professional at Salerno Law. Call us on +61 7 5575 8011 to get in touch with our QLD office or +61 8 9169 2206 to reach our WA office.