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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

22 September 2021 - Knowledge

Time to revisit your contracts: Significant expansion of unfair contract term laws announced

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

The Federal Government has just ended its consultation on draft legislation that aims to significantly expand the scope and enforcement of the unfair contract terms regime, including the introduction of civil penalties. We examine the proposed changes and what they mean for consumers, small businesses and landlords.

25 August 2021 - Knowledge

Striking the right balance: Permanent changes to Australia’s continuous disclosure laws

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The Federal Government has made permanent changes to Australia’s continuous disclosure regime. We examine the changes that are here to stay and their implications on companies and their officers.

25 August 2021 - Knowledge

You e-complete me: Key tips to smoothly settle a virtual M&A transaction

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Mergers and Acquisitions

With M&A completions moving virtually, we shortlist five key tips to help you sail through the final stages of your deal.

11 August 2021 - Knowledge

Certainty on electronic signing and virtual AGMs finally on the horizon

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The temporary laws allowing electronic execution and virtual AGMs that lapsed in March have now been formally extended to March 2022.

21 July 2021 - Knowledge

Changes to national security and critical infrastructure laws in 2021: Understanding the regime and the Treasurer’s new powers (Part 1)

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Major changes to Australia’s foreign investment regulatory regime have now been in place for seven months. Although complex, these changes are important to foreign investments in Australia. In this series, we navigate the changes and consider their implications on foreign investment through a series of short articles.

23 June 2021 - Knowledge

New Free Trade Agreement with the UK – what does it mean for Australian businesses?

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Transport, Shipping & Logistics

Australia and the UK have just agreed on the core terms of an incredibly important Free Trade Agreement. What opportunities does this present for you and what do you need to do to capitalise on them?

16 June 2021 - Knowledge

“Prosecco” geographical indication proceeds to registration in Singapore

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Intellectual Property

In a recent decision on 4 May 2021, the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) found that a geographical indication application for “Prosecco” originating from Italy would be granted, and an opposition by an Australian manufacturer would fail on all grounds.

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.