Guiding clients through the maze of commercial and corporate law to achieve the most beneficial outcomes available.

Our clients include listed entities, large private companies, SMEs and high net-worth individuals.

We work with them to examine all the options at every stage of their business lifecycle – from start-ups needing structuring advice to mature organisations wanting to create value for shareholders.

 

Our expertise

  • Business structures, taxation, and superannuation matters
  • Structuring and documenting joint venture and partnership arrangements
  • Drafting of commercial documents, including agreements in respect of joint ventures, franchising, distribution of products, agency arrangements, syndicates, production and management
  • Licensing, acquisitions, and the sale of public and private companies
  • Drafting shareholder agreements, foreign investment, mergers and takeovers, prospectuses, ASX listings, underwritings and equity raisings
  • General commercial transactions such as licensing, distribution, agency, trade and supply agreements, partnership advice and business structures including trusts

 

Whatever your business goals – we’re with you.

 


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Our experience

Corporate advisory

  • Due diligence investigations
  • Structuring
  • Restructuring
  • Corporate and shareholder disputes
  • Acquisitions and divestments
  • Litigation support

  • Full suite of corporate and commercial contracting
  • Corporate governance and board support
  • Share buy-backs
  • Equity and debt raisings
  • Providing expert reports

Mergers and acquisitions

  • Presale support and advice to boards of acquirer and target companies
  • Review of agreements and advice in relation to change of control clauses
  • Management of all regulatory and approvals processes
  • Settlement management
  • Post sale completion steps including novation of agreements

  • Review, drafting and negotiation of all transaction documentation including:
    • term sheets
    • sale and purchase agreements
    • key executive agreements
    • escrow and option terms
    • earn out arrangements

Competition and consumer law

  • Competition implications of mergers and acquisitions
  • Seeking clearances from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
  • Australian Competition Law (ACL) implications
  • Online marketing activities and promotions advice

  • Misleading and deceptive conduct (both ACL and ASIC Acts)
  • Unconscionable conduct and unfair contracts
  • Privacy laws
  • Practical and commercial advice on consumer protection laws

 

Awards & Recognition

Commercial

  • Peter Jolly – (2013-2021)
  • Sue Maxwell – (2019-2021)

Corporate

  • Peter Jolly – (2018-2021)

Commercial

  • Peter Jolly – Recommended (2018)

Partner of the Year

  • Peter Jolly, Commercial – Finalist (2016-2018)

Team of the Year

  • Commercial – Finalist (2017)
  • Dispute Resolution – Finalist (2018)
  • Property – Finalist (2017 & 2020)