Trent is a Brisbane-based Partner in Holding Redlich’s Corporate and Commercial Group.
Trent assists local and international corporations, property trusts and entrepreneurs engaged in the agribusiness, technology, franchising and service industries.
Trent helps clients with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance and procurement issues. Trent has advised on many recent high profile and significant M&A deals in Queensland, including investment in cattle producers, tourism operators, software providers and quick service restaurant chains.
Trent adopts a commercial approach in his advice and dealings. He is also able to draw upon expertise in intellectual property, trade mark, copyright, licensing and franchising matters.
Trent’s recent transaction experience includes:
During January to March 2011, Trent was seconded as Acting General Counsel for AJ Lucas Coal Technologies Pty Ltd, a mining service contractor (ASX:AJL).
Trent was also a member of a team advising the Queensland Government in connection with the sale of its interests in the Brisbane, Cairns and Mackay Airports. Trent has also acted for Campbell Brothers (as it then was) on the acquisition of ACIRL and for Teys Bros on the acquisition of a business from Receivers and Managers.
Prior to joining Holding Redlich, Trent acted as company secretary for investment banks, insurers, re-insurers and property development companies based in the Middle East.
04 Feb 19 to 29 Nov 19 - Sydney
Please register your interest for our Privacy & Data Roundtable Series 2019 which will be held in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Please click here for further details and to register your interest.
27 Feb 19 to 11 Dec 19 - Sydney
This series will equip you with the knowledge and tools to buy and/or sell better, will ensure you remain compliant in this increasingly regulated environment, and will maximise your chances of success and beat off the competition.
14 May 19 - Brisbane
The first seminar of our procurement seminar series will discuss probity in procurement. Key issues addressed will include: the key tenets of probity, what is value for money, what does conflict of interest mean and how to manage them, some war stories, navigating disclosure and confidentiality in procurement, what does accountability mean and how do we achieve it?
27 February 2019 - Knowledge
#Competition & Consumer Law
Franchisors need to exercise a degree of care with the franchise sales process and comply at all times with the disclosure requirements of the Franchising Code of Conduct. Recently, the Federal Court has handed down a landmark decision against franchisor Ultra Tune for failure to comply with “minimum franchisor obligations”.
10 July 2018 - Knowledge
#Corporate & Commercial Law
Following recent changes to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), parties to a contract may be unable to rely on a contractual right to terminate or modify the operation of a contract on the occurrence of certain insolvency-related events of a counterparty to the contract (commonly known as an “ipso facto” provision).
26 June 2018 - Knowledge
#Corporate & Commercial Law
Early stage and emerging private companies are often hungry for capital. It is important they are aware the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) strictly regulates how equity fundraising takes place. A number of useful exemptions from the disclosure requirements of the Corporations Act may be used by private companies raising equity capital...