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Date:December 13, 2016

Commercial Law

We pride ourselves on being one of Australia’s premier commercial law firms.

With extensive corporate and commercial transaction experience, we assist our clients to achieve and sustain business growth and to add maximum value to their businesses.

We build strong relationships with our clients so as to closely understand their businesses, enabling our firm to deliver commercially driven solutions and outcomes to the commercial needs faced by our clients.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our lawyers have valuable experience in the area of mergers and acquisitions of small to medium sized businesses. We have successfully assisted in negotiating and implementing business acquisitions in the industries of entertainment, transport, real estate, retail and financial services. We have a dedicated team of partners to advise on corporate takeovers and ACCC compliance and an enthusiastic team of lawyers with strong commercial and drafting skills to ensure that your transactions are completed in a professional and effective manner.

Commercial Agreements

Our team have excellent experience in the negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements including shareholders and interest holder agreements, partnerships and joint ventures, project agreements, employee and option arrangements, trade terms, confidentiality agreements, dealers licences and proper authority holder documentation, loan and security documentation and employment and contractor agreements. Our lawyers are dedicated to obtaining a deep understanding of the overall nature of our client’s transactions to enable the effective drafting of commercial contracts.

Franchising

We have experienced practitioners who can assist you with franchising, documentation, disclosure statements and general advice. Our firm has experience in a wide variety of industries, in particular we have recently been involved with franchising in the real estate industry and the publishing industry.

Banking and Finance

We can assist our clients, from individuals and corporations to banking institutions with advice and structuring for all banking and finance related matters. Our firm has extensive experience in relation to all facets of corporate and personal finance, mortgage broking and origination, and corporate fundraising (including equity and debt finance). In addition, we assist our clients with securing finance, preparation of effective guarantees and indemnity documents, banking litigation and the successful enforcement of security interests.

Capital Raisings

Our firm can assist you with initial public offerings (IPOs), venture capital, private equity raisings and capital raisings. Our comprehensive services include due diligence, drafting of documentation and obtaining listing approvals from the relevant authorities.

International

We also aim to service our clients’ commercial law needs which extend beyond Australia and into international jurisdictions, engaging liaison firms in such international jurisdictions to assist our clients where required. We also have considerable experience advising clients in relation to investments and corporate structures throughout Asia, in particular, the implementation of investment structures in China and Hong Kong.

Employee Retention Arrangements

Our firm has noted experience in implementing a range of employee retention arrangements including shares, options, trust based plans and continued arrangements. Our services in this area include comprehensive discussion and advice on what is most appropriate for your business, followed by the effective implementation of such arrangements with all necessary documentation and taxation advice. Tony Pointon has spoken nationally on this topic.

Not for Profit and Pro Bono Work

Business corporations and their stakeholders often wish to put something back into the community and we ourselves are sponsors and provide pro bono legal services for the Eyes for Africa charity which facilitates the restoration of sight for men, women and children in remote villages in Ethiopia

Please see below a link to Eyes for Africa website which provides more detailed information about the inspiring work that Eyes for Africa undertakes:

www.eyesforafrica.org

We are also adept at establishing not for profit structures for clients and acting on their unique commercial and taxation requirement