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Corporate & Commercial Law

Holding Redlich’s Corporate & Commercial Group is a major player in medium-sized transactions

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:

  • competition & consumer law
  • complex commercial agreements and long-term supply agreements
  • Corporations Act compliance and ASX listing rules
  • corporate governance
  • data & privacy
  • employee share and option schemes
  • financial services and superannuation
  • financing and securitisation
  • franchising
  • IPOs and fundraisings 
  • intellectual property
  • joint ventures, partnerships and co-ownership structures 
  • managed investment schemes
  • M&A  - private and public
  • personal property securities
  • private equity and venture capital
  • restructures
  • start-ups & emerging enterprises.

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.
Lisa Fitzgerald

Lisa Fitzgerald

Partner

Melbourne

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William Khong

William Khong

Partner

Melbourne

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Harry Kingsley

Harry Kingsley

Partner

Melbourne

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Dan Pearce

Dan Pearce

General Counsel

Melbourne

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Brendan Wykes

Brendan Wykes

Partner

Sydney

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Ian Robertson AO

Ian Robertson AO

National Managing Partner

Sydney

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Carl Hinze

Carl Hinze

Partner

Brisbane

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Trent Taylor

Trent Taylor

Partner

Brisbane

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Recent Posts

28 October 2019 - Knowledge

When a will is not the way...

#Corporate & Commercial Law

For inter-generational family businesses, considering the protection of assets for the next generation, making a bequest in a will may seem like the best option. A growing issue however, is the possibility of business viability being destroyed by claims made against estate assets after death of a parent.

02 October 2019 - Knowledge

Branding for business: Six reasons why trade mark registration matters

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The branding associated with your business is fundamental to establishing commercial goodwill and building your business reputation within your target market.

30 September 2019 - Knowledge

How to sell your business without losing business: Signing is just the beginning (Part 4)

#Corporate & Commercial Law

In the last of our four-part series on selling your business without losing business, we provide some useful tips for navigating the post-signing or pre-completion phase as smoothly and pain-free as possible.

23 September 2019 - Knowledge

How to sell your business without losing business: The pre-sale restructure (Part 3)

#Corporate & Commercial Law

As a business grows, it is not uncommon for new companies to be added to the ‘group’ in a piecemeal fashion. This can lead to a needlessly complex corporate structure without proper regard for the long-term goals of the group or its majority owners.

16 September 2019 - Knowledge

How to sell your business without losing business: Assembling your A-team (Part 2)

#Corporate & Commercial Law

This second of our four-part series on selling a business without losing business looks at who owners should recruit to their crack commando unit, and when to pull them in to facilitate a smooth and successful sale.

11 September 2019 - In the News

Penalties for unfair contract terms – what is the Government waiting for?

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

Despite mounting pressure following the recent investigation of UberEats by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, the Federal Government is yet to make good on its pre-election promise to strengthen the unfair contract term regime.

09 September 2019 - Knowledge

Penalties for unfair contract terms – what is the government waiting for?

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

With the Federal Government soon to commence consultation on the unfair contract term regime, we review the current system and outline key implications for businesses if changes are implemented.

09 September 2019 - Knowledge

How to sell your business without losing business: Regular housekeeping (Part 1)

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Selling a business can be a full-time job. We share the steps owners can take at different stages in the business sale cycle to prepare and seal the deal – without losing business in a four-part series, starting with five tips that will make a business 'sale ready'.

04 September 2019 - Knowledge

Avoiding ‘Fyre’: Eight key legal issues in running a festival or event

#Competition & Consumer Law, #Intellectual Property, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Technology, Media & Telecommunications

Running events is not just the domain of music or arts festival organisers. Most businesses will from time to time run conferences, networking and other events. This article provides a checklist of the top issues for consideration.

22 August 2019 - Knowledge

Cancellation of consular notary services of French consulates and embassies. Where to now?

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Until recently, an official document issued in Australia could be used in France after being notarised at a French consulate or embassy, as an alternative to having a French notary notarise the document in France.

12 August 2019 - In the News

No open plan: We're lawyers, not 'battery hens'

#Corporate & Commercial Law

When national law firm Holding Redlich was designing its new offices, it looked to the future - and decided it wasn't open plans or hot-desking. It's giving people their own space.

05 August 2019 - Knowledge

How to get even more value from the sale of your business

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Holding Redlich partner Brendan Wykes discusses how, having grown and then sold his own business, he has seen first-hand how tough it can be to get to that point of sale - and therefore how important it is to make the most of your sale price.