PRACTICE AREAS

 

CORPORATE

& TRUSTS

We work with small, large and listed companies and individual & corporate trustees.


Our expertise includes:

  • Incorporation of companies 

  • Advising in relation to group company arrangements

  • Company secretarial services

  • Compliance with ASIC and regulatory regimes

  • Capital raising 

  • Angel and seed investment

  • Corporate governance

  • Director advisory services

  • Insolvency and external administration

  • Share buy backs

  • Return of capital

  • Employee equity schemes

  • Establishment of trusts (fixed, family, discretionary, unit, hybrid)

  • Administration of trusts

  • Trustee advisory services​

 

MERGERS 

& ACQUISITIONS

We work with corporations, financial sponsors, private investors and collective investment groups to manage and execute mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate restructurings.


Our expertise includes:

  • Share acquisitions and sales

  • Business acquisitions and sales

  • Unit acquisitions and sales

  • Joint ventures

  • Private equity transactions

  • Trade sales, management buyouts and other exit transactions

  • Minority buy-ins and minority buy-outs

  • Block sales

  • Special situation transactions

 

BUSINESS   

& COMMERCE

We work with individuals, start-ups, SMEs and large corporations. We have experience working with businesses across a range of sectors.


Our expertise includes:

  • Property development (including acquisition of development sites)

  • Shareholder and unitholder agreements

  • Asset protection structures and strategies

  • Business structures

  • Partnerships, LPs and incorporated associations

  • Protection and exploitation of intellectual property rights

  • Duties advice

  • Due diligence

  • Non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements

  • Service agreements

  • Distributor agreements

  • Licensing agreements

  • Agency agreements

  • Marketing agreements 

 

LENDING, BORROWING

& SECURITIES

We work with borrowers, lenders and secured parties.


Our expertise includes:

  • Loan documentation

  • General security deeds

  • Personal guarantees 

  • Mortgages and caveats

  • Specific security deeds (relating to shares, units and/or other specific property)

  • PPSA compliance

 

COMMERCIAL

& RETAIL LEASING

We work with lessors, lessees, licencees and third parties whose assets are affected by leasing transactions.


Our expertise includes:

  • ​Retail and commercial leasing

  • Retail shop leases legislation compliance

  • Due diligence

  • Agreements for lease

  • Subleases 

  • Assignment of leases

  • Renewals and options

  • Registration issues

  • Licences

  • Lessor and lessee advisory services 

  • Lease defaults and enforcement

  • Fitout obligations