Business

Sound legal advice is a non-negotiable for any business with serious aspirations.

Business is all about creating and taking opportunities. But with that comes unavoidable risks. Smart business owners ensure they have expert partners besides them to ensure risks are minimised, and to leave them free to focus on growth rather than putting out fires.

We assist with compliance and reporting matters to ensure you stay on the right side of laws and regulations that pertain to you. We also assist with strategic business decisions such as raising capital, merging with or acquiring other businesses or distributing profits.

Many of our clients are family-owned businesses. We help them manage the complexities that come with multiple – often strong – personalities striving to reach a shared vision and pathway to achieving business goals.

Because of our strong commercial focus, our advice is always pragmatic and oriented towards workable outcomes.

We believe the success of a business is shaped not by its size, but by the quality of its decision making. For that reason, we help some of Australia’s best companies make better commercial decisions and compete with the big players. We do this not just by being private company specialists, but also by getting to understand the way every one of our clients works, inside-out.

That way our corporate lawyers are more than just experts in the technicalities of the law. We’re strategic partners who’ll give you continuity and help you manage risk, unlock growth and drive your business forward.

 

We can: 

  • Advise you on mergers & acquisitions, including taking over other businesses, disposing of assets, joint ventures and raising capital from investors or financial institutions.

  • Advise your board on its obligations and duties so that you’re always complying with ASIC requirements.

  • Be your strategic sounding board on all corporate decisions so that you know you’re managing risk without compromising opportunity.

  • Help you build better workplace relations through your contracts of employment, including advising you on incentivising staff through profit sharing and bonus schemes.

  • Advise on selling industrial properties, which are contaminated as well as being affected by registered and statutory easements, covenants and leases.

  • Help you manage financial arrangements with your bank and assist you to restructure or refinance as your business changes and grows.

  • Help you master the rules of corporate governance so that you build a culture of compliance in your organisation.

  • Help you monetise and protect your intellectual property rights and stop others from exploiting your confidential information.

  • Help you make sure your commercial contracts with suppliers, customers and service providers are as tight as possible.

  • Help you set up a strong credit and debt management process to make sure your cashflow remains strong.

  • Represent you in a commercial dispute and help you resolve any claims through negotiation and other alternative dispute resolution techniques.

  • Help develop family business succession plans that take into account the complexities of modern family structures and dynamics and minimise the chances of a dispute.