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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

21 October 2020 - Knowledge

Amendments to the Corporations Act – draft legislation released

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #COVID-19

The government has released draft legislation to amend the Corporations Act 2001, allowing the use of virtual meetings and electronic signatures to become permanent.

21 October 2020 - Knowledge

Business sale on ice? Defrost it with these five tips

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Did your business sale fall over because of the pandemic? Does that mean the deal is dead in the water? Not exactly. We outline some tips for reviving an aborted deal.

07 October 2020 - Knowledge

Update: COVID-19 factsheet – changes at the Federal and State level

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Workplace Relations & Safety, #COVID-19

The pandemic has caused a series of rapid regulatory changes at both the Federal and State level. We provide a Q&A on the latest updates to help you navigate the current state of play.

06 October 2020 - Knowledge

The art of minute taking

#Corporate & Commercial Law

We examine the legal requirements for board minutes and provide tips to assist boards in ensuring their minutes are effective, compliant and appropriate.

15 September 2020 - Knowledge

Disputes over dispute resolution clauses – how to avoid ‘commercial nonsense’

#Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Corporate & Commercial Law

Dispute resolution clauses in contracts are routinely overlooked. We examine a series of recent NSW Supreme Court of Appeal decisions that demonstrate how poorly drafted clauses can become the subject of dispute.

15 September 2020 - Knowledge

Can restraints in shareholder, share sale and business agreements be enforced?

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Workplace Relations & Safety

Can restraints, like non-compete and no-poach undertakings, in shareholder agreements and sale agreements be enforced? The short answer is generally yes.

15 September 2020 - Knowledge

Are e-signing and virtual meetings here to stay?

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #COVID-19

An interim Senate report has recommended that temporary COVID changes to the Corporations Act, allowing for the use of electronic signatures and virtual shareholder meetings, be made permanent.

09 September 2020 - Knowledge

Practical tips for directors – how to manage and minimise risks at a board level

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency

For anyone who is a director or considering an appointment, it is worth refreshing your understanding of exactly what "directors and officers" are responsible for. We provide an overview of the duties of directors and some practical steps directors can take to ensure compliance.

19 August 2020 - Knowledge

Let’s get back to work – how can Australian producers access the Temporary Interruption Fund?

#Technology, Media & Telecommunications, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #COVID-19

Designed to get the Australian film industry back to work, we take a look at the eligibility requirements for Australian producers seeking to access the Temporary Interruption Fund.

19 August 2020 - Knowledge

How to find solutions to stakeholder disputes in a climate of uncertainty

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation

We are seeing, as you would expect in the current times, more disputes between shareholders, directors, partners and other stakeholders.

12 August 2020 - Knowledge

New rules for a new international security environment: Ongoing reform to Australia’s foreign investment review framework

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The Australian government has released the exposure draft legislation for its proposed reforms to the foreign investment review framework. We look at the legislation in detail.

12 August 2020 - Knowledge

Stage 4 restrictions in Victoria – how will this impact your business?

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #COVID-19

We consider how Stage 4 Victorian restrictions will affect Victorian businesses as well as domestic and global supply chains, and identify potential risks for importers and exporters.