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Corporate Advisory

Our Corporate Team is focused on the delivery of exceptional legal services in support of your business strategies and objectives. We have a wealth of corporate finance experience across capital markets and mergers & acquisitions transactions coupled with an enthusiasm to assist with the day-to-day commercial matters arising in our clients’ operations and the management of risks within their businesses. With a deep knowledge of the Corporations Act and the maintenance of high corporate governance standards, we advise regularly the boards and executive teams of our publicly-listed and privately-held clients on their obligations, and guide them through a wide range of commercial and regulatory issues.

Our strong core of corporate advisory experience is well complemented by top expertise in all associated areas of commercial law such as tax, employment law, competition law and the protection of intellectual property. We maintain a deep understanding of our clients’ industries, and the regulatory developments which affect them, to ensure that we provide relevant, timely and strategic advice that adds value to our clients businesses.

Our broad experience across a variety of industries (spanning property, financial services, Government, health and aged care, information technology, retail, transport and logistics, and energy and resources) means we have extensive knowledge of the key issues likely to arise during the preparation, review and negotiation of commercial contracts and arrangements and the impact these may have on our clients. From this experience, we can effectively navigate even the most complex of commercial matters allowing us to consistently provide both pragmatic and cost-effective advice.

Our team prides itself on the development of meaningful long-term relationships with our clients and working with them to protect their businesses, improve the effectiveness of their operations and build value.

Our services include:

  • Public and private mergers, acquisitions and divestments.
  • Corporate restructures including taxation advice.
  • Legal due diligence exercises for both buyers and sellers.
  • Structuring and taxation issues.
  • Primary and secondary capital raisings as well as other capital management strategies.
  • Joint ventures and shareholder arrangements.
  • Competition (anti-trust) analysis and Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) submissions and engagement.
  • Australian Financial Services Licences (AFSL) applications and compliance.
  • Establishing management investment schemes and unregulated funds.
  • Anti-money laundering.
  • Data retention and privacy obligations.
  • Distribution and supply agreements, services agreements, outsourcing agreements and wide variety of complex commercial arrangements.
  • Franchising arrangements including franchise agreements, disclosure documents, general security agreements and operations manuals.
  • Head office and company secretarial issues including directors’ duties, reporting and disclosure, general meetings, employee incentive schemes, risk management and statutory compliance.

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