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Business Services

We have extensive experience in commercial law. We listen to you and work to achieve your business objectives.

Transactions(National and International)

We regularly assist our clients in relation to the following types of matters.

  • agreements for the sale and acquisition of businesses and business assets
  • joint venture agreements
  • distribution agreements
  • technology agreements
  • research and development agreements
  • computer agreements
  • franchise agreements
  • shareholder agreements and unit holder agreements
  • employee option and share plans
  • multi-party contracts for the establishment of research facilities and collaborations

Major projects

We have extensive experience in advising on, and drafting documentation in relation to major projects, including:

  • acquisitions
  • mergers
  • roll-outs
  • re-structures
  • out-sourcing

Tax & structuring

The tax environment is complex and ever changing. We offer up to date and expert advice in relation to new businesses, re-organisations and re-structures, wind-ups and sales. Much of our practice is in advising and assisting accounting professionals.

We have particular experience in:

  • trusts
  • partnerships
  • joint ventures
  • corporations
  • tax issues specific to intellectual property matters
  • research & development
  • co-operative research centres
  • outbound and inbound investment
  • charities and not for profit bodies

We also supply other professionals with tax documents.

Compliance & risk management

We can provide you with effective advice on all aspects of corporations law, trade practices law, privacy and statutory compliance issues.

We regularly provide advice in the following areas:

  • director’s duties
  • insolvent trading
  • corporate governance
  • trade practices
  • consumer protection
  • franchising
  • product liability
  • employment & industrial law

Employment & industrial law

We advise our clients in relation to :

  • employment law
  • employment contracts 
  • executive contracts 
  • industrial relations 
  • unfair dismissal 
  • unlawful discrimination and equal opportunity 
  • enterprise bargaining 
  • performance management 
  • occupational health and safety 
  • employee confidential information and privacy
  • independent contractor issues 
  • harassment in the workplace

We regularly appear in courts and tribunals in both Victoria and NSW in relation to employment and industrial matters.