Manufacturing and Distribution

The globalisation of manufacturing and distribution has created a greater focus in Australia on brand protection, logistics and intellectual property. Our manufacturing lawyers have substantial experience to help enterprises navigate constant change.

Over the past ten years manufacturing in Australia has been significantly impacted by the proliferation of global supply chains. The shutdown of major automotive manufacturing in Australia has also had a damaging effect on the many or smaller component manufacturers serving the automotive sector.

Distribution businesses are invariably engaging and contracting internationally, often in unfamiliar jurisdictions. They have had to adapt to the challenge that different legal systems present, including coming to grips with the challenges of dealing with different contractual enforcement and intellectual property protection regimes.

The result of this period of upheaval is that those who have survived typically have an export focus and are great innovators and collaborators. There are many small to medium size businesses in Australia that have managed, through their creativity and perseverance, to remain relevant and competitive in an international marketplace.

The globalisation of manufacturing and distribution has created a greater focus in Australia on brand protection, logistics and intellectual property.

Hunt and Hunt has extensive experience in the manufacturing and distribution sector. Hunt and Hunt can assist in all key areas of manufacturing and distribution including :

  • drafting/advising on contracts with suppliers, customers and distributors
  • supply chain optimisation and customs issues
  • joint ventures/shareholders' agreements
  • industrial and employment issue
  • intellectual property protection
  • assistance on cross-border contractual issues.

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