Our Agribusiness team have more than 100 years accumulated experience of the unique land tenures in rural Australia and the laws affecting primary production enterprises. When acting in purchases and sales of grazing and farming properties, we have the expertise to help clients find the best pathway through the legal, commercial and industry-specific risks that might affect an acquisition or impede the timely completion of a disposal.

The firm’s agribusiness specialists have particular expertise in:

  • sales and purchases of grazing and farming properties, including pre‑contract advice, contract negotiation, and due diligence
  • sales and purchases of water entitlements, livestock and other rural business assets
  • regulations affecting rural properties, including the interaction with mining and resources tenements, vegetation clearing and other environmental regulations, native title and Aboriginal cultural heritage
  • Foreign Investment Review Board applications
  • taxation and revenue implications of transactions, including transfer duty, land tax, GST and CGT

We have been involved in some of Queensland and the Northern Territory’s headline rural property transactions and our specialist knowledge of the unique land tenures in rural Australia has assisted clients attain their goals. We have acted in multi-million dollar sales and purchases for:

  • Camm Agricultural Group
  • Clyde Agriculture Ltd
  • Consolidated Pastoral Company Pty Limited
  • Macquarie Pastoral Fund / Paraway Pastoral Company
  • The North Australian Pastoral Company Pty Limited
  • S. Kidman & Co Ltd
  • Stanbroke Pty Ltd
  • Western Grazing Company