Corporate & Commercial

We advise on all aspects of corporate law and corporate governance. We also advise clients on the range of commercial arrangements. 

Our corporate expertise includes:

  • Corporations Act compliance and advice, including capital raising, share buy-backs, capital reductions and financial assistance
  • ASX Listing Rules compliance and advice, including capital raising/share issues, continuous disclosure, related party transactions and disposals of key assets
  • corporate governance, including:
    • constitutions and shareholders' agreements
    • meetings, including AGMs and EGMs for ASX companies
    • directors’ duties and liability, including appointment and removal of directors and deeds of access and indemnity
    • liaising with ASIC and ASX, with whom we have long standing relationships
  • structuring and restructuring, including for international corporate groups
  • solvency matters and PPSR

Our commercial experience includes:

  • heads of agreement and MOUs
  • buy / sell agreements (see Mergers & Acquisitions)
  • joint venture agreements
  • private equity transactions
  • business growth and succession
  • preparation of standard form contracts, contract review and interpretation, including:
    • professional services and consultancy agreements
    • procurement and distribution agreements
    • confidentiality agreements and undertakings
  • shareholder disputes
Useful Resources

Dealing with Companies in a Corporate Group

Why International Clients Need an Australian Law Firm

Post-COVID19 M&A - Sales by Administrators and Receivers & Managers

Whistleblower Reforms: Mandatory Requirements for Australian Companies

Rules of Contract Interpretation: Latin Legal Jargon