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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.

Expertise

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.

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

28 July 2022 - Knowledge

Australia doubles its foreign investment application fees

#Corporate & Commercial Law

From 29 July 2022, all fees payable for a foreign investment application lodged with FIRB will double. The lowest applicable fee will rise from $2,000 to $4,000, and the highest applicable fee will rise from $522,500 to $1.045 million. An additional increase of penalties for non-compliance with Australia’s foreign investment framework is likely to follow.

13 July 2022 - Knowledge

Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018 – where are all the compliance timeframes?

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Data & Privacy

We discuss the SOCI Act’s timeframes for compliance and when certain obligations under the legislation begin applying to your business.

29 June 2022 - Knowledge

New and improved SOCI Act: Initial observations

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Data & Privacy

As the dust finally settles on the suite of amendments to the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act, we share some initial observations about how the regime impacts critical infrastructure entities and what these entities need to be mindful of when managing critical infrastructure assets in Australia.

15 June 2022 - Knowledge

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) explained: Five important considerations for companies and their lawyers

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Dispute Resolution & Litigation, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability

The term ‘ESG’ is becoming increasingly popular in the world of business and investment. Apart from knowing that it stands for environmental, social and governance, what does the term really mean and why is it important for your business?

08 June 2022 - Knowledge

Guilty plea to market manipulation following ASIC investigation into online ‘pump and dump’ posts

#Corporate & Commercial Law

ASIC has recently secured a guilty plea from a share trader in its first successful conviction for market manipulation prosecution under section 1041D of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth).

24 May 2022 - Knowledge

My business needs to engage a subcontractor – what do I need to know?

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Properly engaging subcontractors can be a major factor in delivering services to your clients. We share five points to keep in mind before getting any subcontractors on board.

13 April 2022 - Knowledge

Franchisors beware: Five important changes to penalties and obligations under the Franchising Code

#Corporate & Commercial Law

From 15 April 2022, a raft of changes to the penalties and obligations under the Franchising Code of Conduct will be introduced as part of an ongoing reform to encourage better compliance with existing franchising legislation. We highlight five most important things that franchisors need to know and be prepared for in light of these changes.

13 April 2022 - Knowledge

Changes to employee share schemes a win for talent

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Workplace Relations & Safety

Employee share schemes have been overhauled as part of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s Budget 2022/23 announcements, allowing for larger staff incentives and bonuses.

05 April 2022 - Knowledge

New Australian Government data sharing legislation commences

#Government, #Australian Government, #Corporate & Commercial Law

We shed a light on the Data Availability and Transparency Act 2022, the risks involved with data sharing and the importance for involved entities to be familiar with the requirements laid out in the new legislation.

30 March 2022 - Knowledge

Key policy developments affecting business with China in the Year of the Tiger

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Recent policy updates in China emphasise key strategies that underscore China’s increasing focus on transitioning to green energy and promoting the tech and innovation sector.

09 March 2022 - Knowledge

It’s official: Virtual meetings and e-signing are here to stay

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The Corporations Amendment (Meetings and Documents) Bill 2021 has now received royal assent, making permanent changes to allow the use of technology to hold meetings and sign documents.

02 March 2022 - Knowledge

Record-high M&A activity in 2021 – what to expect in 2022

#Mergers and Acquisitions, #Corporate & Commercial Law

Despite many disruptions in 2021, Australia recorded one of its best years on record in overall M&A deal value and volume last year, particularly in the health, technology, financial services, infrastructure and energy and resources sectors. With numerous key trends still relevant in 2022, what can dealmakers expect to see in the M&A landscape this year?