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Corporate Advisory

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Our Corporate Advisory team offers experience coupled with insight and understanding of all aspects of corporate life. Our lawyers are industry specialists and work in partnership with clients to advise on every aspect of corporate business environments, from compliance to complex transactional matters.

Any company wishing to capitalise on its potential must not only comply with the Corporations Act but must also comprehend and maximise its benefit when entering into transactions. We can help you with a wide range of legal services tailored to maximising the value of the corporation and its competitive advantage, whilst ensuring protection through appropriate legal compliance.

We have in depth experience working with clients internationally and within Australia- including major public and private corporations in varying industry sectors such as Services, Agribusiness, Insurance, Financial Services, Technology, Medical and Health & Aged Care.

Mergers & Acquisitions

We can help you achieve your growth goals through the provision of legal advice for takeover or merger bids. Our extensive experience in due diligence, procedures, contractual documentation and negotiations means we can advise you on any merger and/or acquisition, within varying industry sectors. In many instances our work has been on behalf of clients involved in merger and acquisition activity with overseas based entities, and so can provide additional insight in this regard.

Business Structures

Whether you’re a burgeoning start-up wanting to set up shop or an established business reviewing or expanding its structure, we have the expertise to guide you through the process of achieving your optimal business structure. We can assist with tax effective business structures, regulatory compliance, asset protection and liability management, and corporatisation and privatisation, reconstruction, joint ventures, partnerships, franchising and shareholder agreements.

Corporate Governance

Our team has expertise in all facets of the Corporations Act including corporate governance, risk advisory and compliance services to assist corporations and SME's in managing legal and regulatory risk. We have knowledge in best practice governance and the implementation of compliance regimes to comply with the applicable corporate statutory framework.

We  advise Boards and corporate entities on performance monitoring, stakeholder accountability, drafting and reviewing codes of conduct, governance strategy training and compliance, directors and officers' roles and responsibilities, corporate governance and Board guidelines, frameworks and charters, and trading in securities.

Whether your Board is managerial, advisory or formed under strategic arrangements between two or more entities, we have the experience to help.

Competition & Consumer Law - Corporate Advisory

We are highly experienced in all aspects of defending civil penalty proceedings and other claims brought under the Competition and Consumer Act – including dealing with complaints by competitors, ACCC investigations and section 155 Notices, negotiating with ACCC Commissioners and Government lawyers, as well as running court actions at trial and appellate levels.

 

Where your competitors are engaging in unlawful conduct, we provide intelligent and practical advice about bringing private proceedings and, where appropriate, pursue infringers through the Courts with the determination and energy necessary to obtain the desired result.

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Our Corporate Advisory Achievements

Asia Pacific Legal 500

We have been listed as a recommended law firm in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2006/07 - 2016 inclusive) for Corporate/M&A.

Asialaw Profiles

We have been listed as a recommended law firm in Asialaw Profiles (2016 & 2017) for Corporate/M&A.

Best Lawyers® Australia

We have been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers® Australia publication in 2013 to 2017 inclusive for Commercial and in 2017 for Corporate.

Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Legal Directory

We have been recognised as a noted firm for Corporate/M&A in the 2017 Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific Legal Directory.

Related Areas

Financial Services

Health & Aged Care

Insurance & Insurance Litigation

Intellectual Property

Media & Entertainment

Wealth, Tax & Estate Planning 

 

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