Agribusiness

Our Australian agribusiness lawyers have the knowledge and experience in this sector to protect and advance the interest of investors, operators and processors in this cornerstone sector of the Australian economy.

No longer characterised just by family farms, the market spans businesses ranging from the production and trading of commodities such as meat, fish and grain processors; textile and food manufacturers; and agricultural machinery sellers, through to all different types of farming and specialist services such as management consulting and technical services.

Our experience in this sector began 80 years ago. The services we provide include advising on the legal aspects of agribusiness operations, acquiring rural land, foreign investment regulation, export and import controls, and regulatory issues.

As a major exporter for food and textiles worldwide and due to its proximity to markets particularly in China, Australia has witnessed an increase in demand for Australian food exported. As a result, we have significant experience advising clients who trade and invest in China, and Chinese companies investing and trading in Australia, dating back to the 1980s.

Comprehensive agribusiness experience

Our service offering covers all areas of agricultural operations.

The market segments we provide legal advice to includes:

  • Wool
  • Dairy
  • Beef and Sheep livestock operations
  • Blood stock industry/ thoroughbred
  • Fishing
  • Forestry
  • Wine
  • Cotton
  • Rural Finance
  • Rice
  • All other livestock, crop growing and processing operations.

Across these areas of the agribusiness sector, our legal team advises clients on a range of services, including:

  • Acquisition sales, joint ventures and management
  • Trading agreements both national and internationally
  • Corporate governance
  • Research and development
  • Intellectual property
  • Disputes
  • Employment
  • Rural conveyancing, and
  • Succession planning for family owned farms and vineyards.

More information

Download our Agribusiness brochure for more information.