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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

30 November 2022 - Knowledge

What the 30 November 2022 deadline for Director ID applications means for resigned company directors

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The ATO has released a draft legislative instrument exempting directors who have resigned from their position as directors prior to 1 December 2022 from applying for a Director ID.

22 November 2022 - Knowledge

ACCC calls for wide ranging new regulation for digital platforms

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Competition & Consumer Law

The ACCC uses its regulatory power to call for new competition and consumer protection laws for digital platforms after extensive consumer harms have been uncovered.

15 November 2022 - Knowledge

A jump in penalties for competition and consumer law breaches and the unfair contracts regime expanded

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Recent changes to Australian competition and consumer laws mean penalties have now increased from $10m to $50m, in what the ACCC calls “a strong deterrent message”

02 November 2022 - Knowledge

Applying for your Director Identification Number: FAQ

#Corporate & Commercial Law

With the deadline fast-approaching, we answer some common questions to help company directors navigate the Director ID application process and how they can lodge their application before 30 November 2022.

26 October 2022 - Knowledge

NSW Government Bulletin

#Government, #Corporate & Commercial Law

Has a counterparty asked you to consent to a change in the control of their entity? In this edition, we share our key considerations for reviewing and responding to a change of control request.

26 October 2022 - Knowledge

China’s bi-decade Communist Party Congress: Highlights and impact on Australian businesses

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The Chinese Government is on a quest to achieve “national rejuventation”, “common prosperity”, “socialist modernisation”, “high-quality development” and “harmony between humanity and nature”. What does this mean for Australian businesses?

11 October 2022 - Knowledge

Preparing a contract summary that adds value for your board

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Condensing a lengthy contract into a succinct and practical summary is not always easy. Provide your board with the essential information they need with our contract review tips.

24 August 2022 - Knowledge

Director Identification Number applications (for long-term directors) close 30 November 2022

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Applications for existing directors close in three months, and individuals intending to become new directors cannot be appointed until they apply. We set out the application requirements and how to prepare.

28 July 2022 - Knowledge

Australia doubles its foreign investment application fees

#Corporate & Commercial Law

From 29 July 2022, all fees payable for a foreign investment application lodged with FIRB will double. The lowest applicable fee will rise from $2,000 to $4,000, and the highest applicable fee will rise from $522,500 to $1.045 million. An additional increase of penalties for non-compliance with Australia’s foreign investment framework is likely to follow.

13 July 2022 - Knowledge

Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 – where are all the compliance timeframes?

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Data & Privacy

We discuss the SOCI Act’s timeframes for compliance and when certain obligations under the legislation begin applying to your business.

29 June 2022 - Knowledge

New and improved SOCI Act: Initial observations

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Data & Privacy

As the dust finally settles on the suite of amendments to the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act, we share some initial observations about how the regime impacts critical infrastructure entities and what these entities need to be mindful of when managing critical infrastructure assets in Australia.

15 June 2022 - Knowledge

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) explained: Five important considerations for companies and their lawyers

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability

The term ‘ESG’ is becoming increasingly popular in the world of business and investment. Apart from knowing that it stands for environmental, social and governance, what does the term really mean and why is it important for your business?