As the regulations governing corporate administration and business transactions become more onerous, the management of risk is playing a more prominent role in corporate life. Gadens’ national team of corporate lawyers helps businesses to manage these risks, balancing clients’ strategic and transactional interests with legal obligations.
Focus on protecting our clients’ interests
Our national team understands the evolving business world. Many of our partners serve on boards of for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises within Australia. Drawing on our corporate experience, we work with clients to protect their businesses, build value and improve the effectiveness of their operations. Understanding a client’s business and the market or environment in which it operates is critical for providing advice that adds value.
Supporting business strategy and transactions
Our lawyers work daily with clients, from family owned business through to the largest Australian institutional and international companies, to support their strategic aims. We provide objective, well-thought out advice that helps to identify opportunities, and ensure that transactions and businesses are structured and positioned for optimum advantage.
Our multi-disciplinary team advises on a spectrum of business activities: business and deal structures and documentation, due diligence and regulatory compliance, financing and fund raising, mergers, acquisitions and sales, major projects and infrastructure agreements, managed investment schemes, corporations law, intellectual property, trade practices, workplace relations, asset protection and estate planning.
Rules regulating corporate governance are becoming more complex in both the listed and unlisted area. We regularly advise CEOs, company secretaries, board members and other senior executives on matters concerning the good governance of their enterprises.