Our Commercial Team is here to work with you to achieve better business outcomes. We speak your language and understand your needs. Let's get down to business.
Our Business and Commercial team has in depth experience across all business transactions relating to a variety of industries from the negotiation of deals, drafting of documentation and due diligence, right through to settlement.
We have extensive experience in advising major corporations, small and medium enterprises, private and family-owned businesses, high-net-worth individuals, start-ups, and insolvency practitioners on all aspects of corporate law including Corporations Act compliance, director's duties and shareholder rights.
Gaming, licensing & hospitality
We have been an advisor to hotel owners and operators, clubs, restaurants, bars, packaged liquor outlets, wineries and other licensed businesses for over 50 years.
Our leasing team has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting leasing agreements on behalf of landlords and tenants. We assist landlords in managing large commercial, retail and industrial leasing portfolios and advise tenants who are looking to enter into new commercial or retail lease agreements.
Tax and Asset structuring
Our commercial lawyers have significant experience advising on and establishing asset structures as well as advising on disputes related to these structures. In addition they can advise on asset protection structuring via companies, trusts and self-managed superannuation funds.
We have experience in the registration, protection, commercialisation and management of intellectual property across various industries in all areas of intellectual property law including trade-marks, copyright, designs, patents, domain names and confidential information.
Employment and workplace relations
Our Employment Law and Workplace Relations team advises employers and employees/contractors in relation to employment and contractor agreements, workplace policies, redundancies, unfair dismissals and other workplace disputes. We act for both employers and employees at the Fair Work Commission, Federal Circuit Court and Federal Court.
Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Restructuring
We have extensive experience advising business owners, company directors, receivers, administrators, liquidators and creditors on their rights and responsibilities in insolvency and Bankruptcy. We have expertise in corporate insolvency and personal insolvency litigation and matters which require investigations, examinations, advice, enforcement options and litigation proceedings.
Our team has extensive experience advising businesses and government in relation to all forms of commercial disputes including contractual disputes, insurance law, defamation, debt recovery, shareholder disputes and oppression, and building cases.
We have a well-established and substantial insurance litigation practice including injury cases and property damage disputes. We are proud of our reputation for fairness, tenacity and integrity in our court work.
Building and Construction
Laying the legal groundwork in the early stages of a project ensures fixing any problems that arise down the track aren't as costly as they could be. It's about managing expectations and the obligations of all parties involved. If a dispute arises, the best course of action may involve being flexible on expectations, rather than demanding compensation. Ultimately, everyone is working to the same goal - a successfully completed project.
Construction contracts are often lengthy and complex documents, so getting them right demands advice from lawyers who understand the realities of the industry. We ensure contracts meet the specific requirements of each project and relate to all parties involved - builders, developers, consultants, engineers and architects. And if a dispute arises, we identify the root cause of the issues and offer solutions. We work with our clients to resolve their problems in a quick, responsive way.
We understand chasing debt and unpaid invoices can be a frustrating experience which can ultimately hurt your cash flow and business profits. Competent legal representation sends debtors a clear message, which will inevitably save you time and money in recovering money you are rightfully owed. Whether you are a business with customers failing to pay or an individual recovering personal debt due to a loan agreement, we can help.
Still not sure where to start? Call us for a confidential discussion regarding how we can help.