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Corporate & Commercial Law

We bring the right people with the right skills together to successfully conclude any transaction.

Corporate & Commercial Law

We have a strong national Corporate & Commercial group. We don’t over-engineer, instead we bring the right people with the right skills together to successfully conclude any transaction. This approach has earned us a reputation for creativity and innovation.

Expertise

Our partners are involved in every deal, from contact through to completion and as a group, we have in-depth knowledge of a wide range of industries in which our clients operate. We work with our clients across the full spectrum of Corporate and Commercial law, including:

We also have a dedicated national Procurement practice group that provides services to a range of government and private sector clients. Please click here to see full details.

Experience

  • acting in Structural Monitoring Systems Plc acquisition of Anodyne Electronic Manufacturing Corp
  • acting in Panorama Synergy Ltd’s acquisition of Hydrix as part of vertical integration play
  • acting for a Singapore listed company on the proposed $60m takeover bid of Guildford Coal Limited
  • acting for LionGold Corp Limited in the $65m takeover of Castlemaine Goldfields Limited
  • acting for Blumont Group Ltd in relation to the $32m takeover of Genesis Resources Limited
  • acting for Blumont Group Ltd in the $55m takeover of Merlin Diamonds Limited
  • acting for Affinity Education Group Limited on multiple acquisitions and divestments of child care centres throughout Australia
  • acting for the Fresh Produce Group’s acquisition of Tumut Grove Citrus
  • acting for Frasers Property on the sale of a commercial property and hotel development at its landmark Central Park development in Chippendale
  • acting for the owners of Associated Grain on the sale to Agrocorp
  • acting for Hong Kong Uniasia in the acquisition of the MOR cosmetics business
  • acting for CaterCare Group in the buy-out by CHAMP Ventures
  • advising SKY UK on the sale of Australian News Channel to News Corporation.

Recent Posts

13 April 2022 - Knowledge

Franchisors beware: Five important changes to penalties and obligations under the Franchising Code

#Corporate & Commercial Law

From 15 April 2022, a raft of changes to the penalties and obligations under the Franchising Code of Conduct will be introduced as part of an ongoing reform to encourage better compliance with existing franchising legislation. We highlight five most important things that franchisors need to know and be prepared for in light of these changes.

13 April 2022 - Knowledge

Changes to employee share schemes a win for talent

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Workplace Relations & Safety

Employee share schemes have been overhauled as part of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s Budget 2022/23 announcements, allowing for larger staff incentives and bonuses.

05 April 2022 - Knowledge

New Australian Government data sharing legislation commences

#Government, #Australian Government, #Corporate & Commercial Law

We shed a light on the Data Availability and Transparency Act 2022, the risks involved with data sharing and the importance for involved entities to be familiar with the requirements laid out in the new legislation.

30 March 2022 - Knowledge

Key policy developments affecting business with China in the Year of the Tiger

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Recent policy updates in China emphasise key strategies that underscore China’s increasing focus on transitioning to green energy and promoting the tech and innovation sector.

09 March 2022 - Knowledge

It’s official: Virtual meetings and e-signing are here to stay

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The Corporations Amendment (Meetings and Documents) Bill 2021 has now received royal assent, making permanent changes to allow the use of technology to hold meetings and sign documents.

02 March 2022 - Knowledge

Record-high M&A activity in 2021 – what to expect in 2022

#Mergers and Acquisitions, #Corporate & Commercial Law

Despite many disruptions in 2021, Australia recorded one of its best years on record in overall M&A deal value and volume last year, particularly in the health, technology, financial services, infrastructure and energy and resources sectors. With numerous key trends still relevant in 2022, what can dealmakers expect to see in the M&A landscape this year?

23 February 2022 - Knowledge

Risky business – latest update on new critical infrastructure risk regime

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Local Government

The need for entities to establish a critical infrastructure risk management plan is one of two proposed amendments to the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 introduced into Parliament earlier this month.

07 February 2022 - Knowledge

Look for the e-signs when electronically executing a document

#Corporate & Commercial Law

COVID-19 has prompted some key reforms in relation to the electronic execution of documents by companies. How can you tell whether a document has been validly executed by electronic means?

01 February 2022 - Knowledge

Increased security and new regulation for critical infrastructure

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Local Government

We review the new Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Act 2021 (Cth) and its impact on entities that own and operate critical infrastructure.

19 January 2022 - Knowledge

NSW Government Bulletin – summer edition

#Government, #Administrative Law, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Procurement, #Property, Planning & Development, #Workplace Relations & Safety

In this edition, we explore various skills to help you reset and reinvigorate for what lies ahead for the public sector in 2022.

24 November 2021 - Knowledge

Security of Critical Infrastructure Act – the past, present and future

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Data & Privacy

The passage of the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2021 in Parliament this week will see key amendments made to the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018. We consider the likely impact of these changes on owners and operators of relevant critical infrastructure assets.

10 November 2021 - Knowledge

ASIC publishes whistleblower policy review

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Workplace Relations & Safety

Nearly two years on from the introduction of Australia’s new whistleblower protection regime, ASIC gives feedback to covered entities on their whistleblower policies.