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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 and 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.


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.


  • 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

09 May 2024 - Knowledge

NSW Government Bulletin: Amendments to the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988

#Government, #Corporate & Commercial Law

We explore the amendments passed in the recent Independent Commission Against Corruption Amendment Bill 2024 and their importance.

16 April 2024 - Knowledge

Crackdown on multinational tax arrangements with new subsidiary disclosure requirements

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Taxation

From this year’s annual reporting season, both listed and unlisted Australian public companies must disclose prescribed information about their subsidiaries in a new 'Consolidated Entity Disclosure Statement' within their annual financial reports.

11 April 2024 - Knowledge

Eyewear retailer should have taken a closer look at their marketing settings

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Data & Privacy

We look at recent action taken by ACMA against eyewear retailer Luxottica for breaching Australian Spam laws and highlight simple errors businesses should be aware of to avoid large fines.

02 April 2024 - Knowledge

Australian Governance Summit: Key takeaways

#Corporate & Commercial Law

General Counsel Lyn Nicholson shares some of her key takeaways from the recent Australian Institute of Company Directors Australian Governance Summit.

19 March 2024 - Knowledge

First civil penalty imposed for invalid security interest registration

#Corporate & Commercial Law

For the first time, a civil penalty has been imposed for a breach of section 151 of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) after an individual made multiple attempts to register an invalid security interest.

13 February 2024 - Knowledge

Time to revisit your marketing settings? Recent penalties for breaching Spam law

#Data & Privacy, #Corporate & Commercial Law

A business that sent over 83,000 marketing messages was fined $302,500 for breaches in the Spam Act 2003. What are the key takeaways and lessons to be learnt?

06 December 2023 - Knowledge

Maintaining the health of your brand names and trade marks

#Trademark and Brand Management, #Intellectual Property, #Corporate & Commercial Law

Conducting regular ‘health checks’ of a business’ trade mark portfolio and strategy is critical to brand protection.

06 December 2023 - Knowledge

Changes to the Children’s Advertising Code are here

#Technology, Media & Telecommunications, #Corporate & Commercial Law

The Australian Association of National Advertisers’ new Children’s Advertising Code came into effect on 1 December 2023. Brands and advertisers need to reassess how they advertise to children.

15 November 2023 - Knowledge

Renewed focus on enforcing the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)

#Data & Privacy, #Corporate & Commercial Law

The Australian Information Commissioner’s Federal Court proceedings against Australian Clinical Labs Limited demonstrate a shift towards a more proactive approach by the privacy regulator following recent major data breaches.

24 October 2023 - Knowledge

Final countdown to Australia’s unfair contract terms regime

#Competition & Consumer Law, #Corporate & Commercial Law

Businesses are encouraged to remove or amend any unfair contract terms in standard form contracts by 9 November 2023, when reforms to Australia’s unfair contract terms regime under the Australian Consumer Law take effect.

20 September 2023 - Knowledge

NSW Budget 2023/24 – tax and duty changes revealed

#Property, Planning & Development, #Taxation, #Corporate & Commercial Law

The NSW Government has announced a number of changes to the Duties Act 1997 and Land Tax Management Act 1956 as part of its 23/24 Budget. The changes predominantly affect restructures of corporate entities and private unit trusts and are expected to deliver to the Budget $958.5 million over four years.

19 September 2023 - Knowledge

Australia is now an even more attractive destination for global screen production

#Technology, Media & Telecommunications, #Corporate & Commercial Law

Recent changes to the Australian tax incentive/rebate for large budget screen production in Australia, the Location Offset, further enhance the financial and other benefits of producing Down Under. We look at the main changes, new requirements from 1 July 2023 and who can apply.