Corporate Advice, Business Services & Commercial Contracts

We provide the full suite of corporate and commercial legal advice to businesses in Australia and overseas. Our experience means we deliver legal advice that is commercially astute. Whether reviewing procurement contracts, negotiating business agreements or planning commercial strategies with our clients, our lawyers deliver legal expertise with commercial acumen.

Our expertise in this area includes advising in relation to:

  • Commercial and corporate legal matters
  • Contract review and preparation
  • Terms and conditions, supply agreements, distribution agreements, etc
  • Employment issues and service contracts
  • Directors' duties
  • Workplace safety
  • Intellectual property
  • IT contracts
  • Buying and selling businesses and companies
  • Commercial property and leasing
  • Resources and industrial projects
  • Capital raisings
  • Due diligence for stock exchange listings
  • Bank and syndicated debt agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Business and entity structuring and succession planning
  • Transport, plant and equipment and logistics contracts
  • Construction contracts, including subcontractor agreements
  • Contaminated site issues and environmental liabilities
  • Competition and ACCC issues
  • Insolvency advice
  • Debt recovery
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Our notable and relevant experience includes:

  • Advising Coogee Chemicals in relation to a multi-decade chlorine supply agreement with major industrial customer, including negotiation of supply and related agreements
  • Advising Coogee Chemicals in relation to industrial technology joint venture with CSIRO, including relationship and commercialisation agreements
  • Advising in relation to numerous transport and logistics agreements for carriers and customers throughout Western Australia, including Sadliers, Aurizon, Craig McDonald, AGL, Crane Worldwide, Gap Logistics, International Logistics, Damien Cole Group, Faststar, Kreuger Transport, Countrywide, Centurion, Stevens and others
  • Prepared and presented an ACCC Compliance Policy and Training Program to senior managers for a large Australian agribusiness across three states
  • Advised Coogee Chemicals in relation to long term chemical supply agreements with global titanium dioxide manufacturer
  • Reviewing and advising in relation to numerous franchise agreements
  • Acted for numerous companies to prepare or review consulting agreements
  • Prepared directors and officers insurance, indemnity and access deeds for numerous clients
  • Advised numerous clients in relation to redundancy and termination of employment
  • Acting for numerous companies to prepare employment contracts for senior executives and line employees
  • Acting for Coogee Group to prepare all fuel storage and terminal lease agreements
  • Acting for Lionel Samson Group on numerous commercial transactions across transport, wine and packaging sectors
  • Prepared plant hire agreements for several clients in Western Australia, including Titan Plant Hire and Coates Hire
  • Acted on behalf of clients who were defrauded by their financial advisor, securing a payment from the institution that employed the financial advisor
  • Prepared shareholder and partnership agreements for a syndicate that owns several supermarkets
  • Advised in relation to various partnership restructurings
  • Prepared legal agreements or various business and property investment syndicates
  • Preparing terms and conditions (T&C’s) for small, medium and large suppliers across a range of industries, including food services, manufacturing, pork production, seafood, marine services,  mining services, marketing, website development and more
  • Prepared numerous shareholder and subscription agreements for small and medium business
  • Prepared numerous trust deeds (unit trust, discretionary trust, bare trust) for small, medium and large businesses
  • Acted as escrow agent for Wave Park Group in relation to capital raising for construction of surf park in Melbourne
  • Advised on restructuring of Borello Beef Group
  • Numerous M&A deals. For further information see Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Numerous contracts and transactions for resources, mining and exploration companies. For further information see Mining, Exploration & Mining Services
  • Extensive property and leasing related work. For further information see Commercial Property Sales & Leasing
  • Numerous construction related agreements. For further information see Construction Contracts & Subcontracts
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