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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. 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.

Expertise

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

18 May 2021 - Knowledge

Accounts and information warranties in M&A

#Mergers and Acquisitions, #Corporate & Commercial Law

We look at two common types of warranties in Sale and Purchase Agreements.

12 May 2021 - Knowledge

Heads of Agreement in M&A

#Mergers and Acquisitions, #Corporate & Commercial Law

In this article, we set out some of the common terms in a Heads of Agreement, considerations when drafting the document and the difference between a legally binding and non-binding agreement.

24 March 2021 - Knowledge

Temporary amendments allowing virtual meetings and e-signing expire

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Relief measures introduced during COVID-19 to facilitate virtual meetings and electronic execution expired on 21 March 2021, with consideration of replacement legislation delayed to August.

24 March 2021 - Knowledge

Have your say on Director Identification Numbers

#Corporate & Commercial Law

With the introduction of Director Identification Numbers looming, the Treasury is now inviting submissions on the regulatory standards which will support and govern its implementation.

10 March 2021 - Knowledge

Holding Redlich’s expert review of Australian M&A

#Mergers and Acquisitions, #Corporate & Commercial Law

In our latest M&A Review, our national M&A team provides a snapshot of important deals across various industries and highlights some key trends to watch in 2021.

24 February 2021 - Knowledge

Temporary changes to Australia’s continuous disclosure regime are here to stay

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The federal government has announced permanent changes to Australia’s continuous disclosure regime. We examine the practical effect of these changes and suggest some tips to assist company directors in managing the changes.

24 February 2021 - Knowledge

Virtual AGMs and e-signing measures extended and permanent changes on the way

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #COVID-19

The federal government has announced temporary relief permitting virtual AGMs and electronic execution of documents will be extended until 16 September 2021, with electronic execution reforms expected to be made permanent.

10 February 2021 - Knowledge

Illegal phoenixing reforms mean new restrictions on director resignations

#Corporate & Commercial Law

From 18 February 2021, directors who fail to promptly notify ASIC of their resignation could see their term artificially extended beyond their resignation date.

10 February 2021 - Knowledge

Key policy developments in China from 2021

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The pandemic has accelerated geopolitical and economic forces that are driving change in China’s relationships across the world. Despite the political chill between Australia and China, there is still blue sky ahead for Australian businesses doing business in and with China. As we soon head into the Year of the Ox, a year said to bring prosperity and business advancements, we look at two key policy developments in China that will bring opportunities for Australian companies – the 14th Five-Year Plan that sets out the overarching strategy and targets for economic and social development during the next five years and China’s economic goals through to 2035.

02 February 2021 - Knowledge

A cautionary tale for franchisors: The risk of financial disclosures and guaranteed franchisee income

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Competition & Consumer Law

We explain the legal issues franchisors face when sharing financial information with their franchisees, and consider strategies to minimise risks associated with guaranteed earnings in a franchise offer.

20 January 2021 - Knowledge

Queensland Government Bulletin

#Government, #Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, #Corporate & Commercial Law

Good faith is an obligation frequently included in agreements involved in a major project

15 December 2020 - Knowledge

Franchisors take care! Further penalties and obligations under the Franchising Code for 2021 (part 2)

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Competition & Consumer Law

In our second instalment, we examine how the proposed changes to the Franchising Code could affect the operation of the franchised business system, termination rights and dispute resolution processes under franchise agreements.