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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

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.

19 September 2023 - Knowledge

Five steps for success when adopting legal technology in-house

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

Legal technology provides amazing tools to improve client service and efficiency for in-house teams, but it can be hard to know where to start. We share five steps that will set you on the path to success when adopting legal technology in-house.

13 September 2023 - Knowledge

Timely reminder to directors that your responsibilities do not end when a liquidator is appointed

#Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Corporate & Commercial Law

ASIC’s recent decision to ban a director who was involved in three failed companies is a timely reminder to directors that their responsibilities do not end after the appointment of a liquidator.

06 September 2023 - Knowledge

Federal Court dismisses dealers’ case against Mercedes-Benz

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The Federal Court has dismissed the case brought by 38 Mercedes-Benz dealers against Mercedes-Benz following the manufacturer’s introduction of an agency model in place of the previous long-standing dealer arrangements. The case has important implications for automotive franchising in Australia.

09 August 2023 - Knowledge

NSW Government Bulletin: Operational overload to strategic value – the world of contracts and commercial management

#Government, #Corporate & Commercial Law

After attending this week’s APAC Summit organised by the World Commerce & Contracting Association, partner Christine Lithgow shares key takeaways that public and private organisations should be across in their operations.

01 August 2023 - Knowledge

‘Business as usual’: Doctrine of frustration in sale of business contracts

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Corporate & Commercial Law

The High Court has recently considered the doctrine of frustration in the context of a sale of business contract which required the seller to carry on the business “in the usual and ordinary course” until completion, notwithstanding COVID-19 restrictions.