Our business advisory specialists have significant experience guiding clients through the maze of commercial and corporate law. We assist our clients to achieve the most beneficial outcomes available.

We have long associations with many of our clients including listed entities, large private companies, SMEs and high net-worth individuals.

Our services include:

Corporate advisory

  • Due diligence services
  • Experts’ reports
  • Equity and debt raisings
  • Corporate dispute and litigation support
  • Full suite of corporate and commercial contracting
  • Acquisitions and divestments
  • Corporate governance and board support
  • Capital raisings, both rights issues and new capital raisings
  • Share buy-backs
  • Takeovers

Mergers & acquisitions

  • Presale support and advice to boards of acquirers and target companies
  • Review of agreements and advice in relation to change of control clauses
  • Review, drafting and negotiation of all transaction documentation including term sheets, sale and purchase agreements, key executive agreements, escrow and option terms
  • Management of all regulatory and approvals processes
  • Settlement management
  • Post sale completion steps including novation of agreements

Competition and consumer law

  • The competition implications of mergers and acquisitions and have sought and obtained clearances (with or without divestiture requirements) from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for transactions with competition implications to proceed
  • Exclusive dealing and the effect of exclusionary provisions and arrangements
  • Price-fixing, including successfully defending price fixing proceedings brought by the ACCC in the Federal Court
  • Restrictive arrangements, including understandings in relation to prices
  • Misuse of market power
  • Manufacturers’ and importers’ obligations
  • Advertising and the implications of statements and claims made in advertising
  • Unconscionable conduct
  • Advice in relation to online marketing activities and promotions
  • Preparation and negotiations of sponsorship agreements and sponsorship strategies (both domestic and international)
  • Advice on misleading and deceptive conduct (both ACL and ASIC Acts)
  • Advice in relation to privacy laws
  • Provision of practical and commercial advice regarding consumer protection laws

Whatever your business goals, we’re with you.