Financial services

Our team of financial services lawyers can help you make better decisions by guiding you through the legal complexities of matters.

We will work with you to understand your commercial objectives before recommending the most pragmatic way to achieve them.

We take a project management approach to legal issues, looking at each matter in its entirety before breaking it down into deliverables. At every stage, we explain in clear language what your options are and why we think one option is best.   

If you’re involved in a dispute, we’ll look to resolve it quickly and informally, so you can avoid the stress, delay and expense of court. If that fails, we always back up with robust and assertive legal representation.

That’s one reason that many specialist financial services businesses, in-house legal teams and funds managers choose us to act for them when they are up against international firms.

Many disputes involve non-bank lending. We can help you enforce loan agreements and protect your financial interests or assets when a borrower fails to honour payments or disputes the terms of the contract.

We also help clients create robust lending agreements that minimise the possibility of disputes, or ensure they are in a sound position should one arise. Our services here include determining appropriate security, managing Personal Property Securities registrations, personal and director guarantees, and appropriate indemnities.

Because we combine the expertise and intellectual rigour of a top tier firm with the approachability, accessibility and value of a mid-tier, our services are attractive to a wide range of business clients, not just those with deep pockets.

 

We can:

  • Help you minimise risk by drafting clear documented procedures that staff can easily follow.

  • Advise you on the legal issues of financing or restructuring a business, including laws and regulations concerning IPOs.

  • Ensure you comply with the National Credit Act and other laws that regulate lending.

  • Advise you on your rights and obligations regarding all kinds of lending, including business finance, limited recourse borrowing for SMSFs, car finance, mortgages and home loans.

  • Develop employment contracts and agreements that help you retain key staff and have them working with you to reach your commercial objectives.

  • Help you resolve disputes through negotiation and other alternative dispute resolution techniques that minimise cost and let you get on with business.

  • Represent you in litigation in the Supreme Court, Federal Court and other courts and tribunals so that you have the best chance of succeeding.

  • Advise you on enforcing security, Personal Property Securities Act rights, recovering debt and dealing with insolvent debtors.