Corporate and Commercial

Our commercial lawyers provide tailored legal advice to help you make informed and accurate business decisions.

We work closely with you to deliver commercially astute advice to suit the business environment in which you operate.

Our experienced commercial lawyers provide essential day-to-day legal support and strategic advice so you can quickly manage any opportunities or issues that arise in your business.

We work with some of Australia's largest, most successful and fastest growing companies, as well as small and medium-sized family-owned and private businesses, and not-for-profit organisations.

Our team members are knowledgeable, responsive and passionate about what they do. They deliver practical advice in a clear, straightforward way to support your business.

The experts in commercial and corporations law

We work with organisations across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, providing services to assist businesses throughout their lifecycle – including incorporation and acquisition, general trading, sale and succession planning.

Our corporate lawyers advise on company and business acquisition and sales, including due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, company structuring and restructuring. As your business evolves, we can help you implement a business succession plan and advise on tax-effective business structures including joint ventures. We also offer expertise in:

  • Asset security
  • Corporate governance
  • Customs law and practice
  • E-commerce
  • Franchising
  • Information and communications technology
  • Intellectual property
  • International trade and investment
  • Mortgage broking
  • Privacy
  • Stamp duties and tax
  • Supply, manufacturing, agency, licensing and distribution contracts.

A strategic, commercial approach

We understand the importance of strategic and creative thinking. We pride ourselves on excellent project management and timeliness in progressing and completing commercial matters.

Client outcome driven

Understanding your priorities and business objectives is important to us. It allows us to identify and deal with opportunities and risks specific to your business. Our focus is always on helping to achieve your commercial goals.

Collaborative

It is important you can trust your advisors to work together effectively. Our team-based approach is to build genuine, collaborative working relationships with our clients and other relevant advisors to ensure the best outcome for you.

Latest Insights

Foreign Investment - Australian 2 Dollar Coin

The New Dawn for Foreign Investment Regulation

September 14, 2023

A new phase of foreign investment regulation in Australia began on 1 July, when the new Register of Foreign Ownership of Australian Assets (Register) commenced. The Register requires “foreign persons” to notify transactions or events…

Read More
Thumbs up emoji and contractual damages

‘Thumbs Up’ emoji enough for a binding contract

July 13, 2023

In the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, a court has declared a “thumbs-up” emoji “👍” over text message was enough for a binding contract. Marianna Parry and Ella Hockley say the case constitutes precedent in a foreign…

Read More

Assisting Clients in Addressing Bad Google Reviews

June 15, 2023

In today’s digital age, online reputation plays a crucial role in the success of businesses and professionals. With the widespread use of online platforms, such as Google, customer feedback has gained significant influence. However, negative…

Read More