Practice Areas

Corporate & Risk Advisory

Our corporate risk and advisory team advise and represent clients nationally and internationally and have represented multinational corporations in complex multi national litigation as well as domestic class action defence work.

Our risk advisory group can also advise in relation to mitigating risk and developing appropriate strategies. Our advice is always results orientated, clear and commercially focussed.

Many of our team are also Directors of Companies ( profit and non for profit ) and therefore have a particular insight into the issues facing our clients across a range of disciplines

Our services include:

Structure and governance related

  • Shareholder arrangements
  • Joint ventures (both incorporated and unincorporated)
  • Corporate restructures
  • Company secretarial services
  • Exit and succession planning
  • Public, private and government entities
  • Industry specialists partnership with clients
  • Establishing business entities and providing structuring and asset protection advice
  • Corporate governance issues, including effective board structures, directors duties and liabilities, insider trading and conflicts of interest/anti-corruption policies
  • Regulatory advice, including compliance with the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) and ASX Listing Rules, advising on all aspects of licensing overseen by ASIC
  • Corporate governance issues and advisory

Finance and regulatory related

  • Capital raisings (including traditional rights issues, placements and accelerated offerings)
  • Merges and acquisitions (including share and asset acquisitions and disposals)
  • Corporate financing (equity and debt) including international financing
  • Registration and release of security interests on the Personal Property Securities Register
  • Tax effective business structures, regulatory compliance, asset protection and liability management, and corporatisation and privatisation, reconstruction, joint ventures, partnerships, franchising and shareholder agreements
  • Liaising with corporate regulators such as ASIC and the ASX, including advising clients who face an ASIC investigation or the prospect of giving evidence at an ASIC hearing
  • All facets of the Corporations Act including corporate governance, risk advisory land compliance services to assist corporations and SMEs in managing legal and regulatory risk
  • Boards and corporate entities on performance monitoring, stakeholder accountability, drafting and reviewing codes of conduct, governance and board guidelines, frameworks and charters, and trading in securities
  • Competition and consumer law
  • ACCC investigations and s.155 Notices

Contractual and commercial

  • Due diligence investigations
  • Drafting, negotiation and interpretation of all commercial contracts, including supply and distribution agreements, intellectual property licences, tenders, consultancy agreements and general procurement contracts
  • Managed investment schemes
  • Intellectual property
  • Trade practices
  • Workplace relations
  • Asset protection and estate planning

Litigation

Advising and representing clients in all courts of jurisdiction:

national and international including:

  • Bribery and corruption
  • Trades practices
  • International cross border mediation and arbitration
  • International debt recovery
  • ACCC prosecutions
  • Defence of Class Action litigation including : chemical exposure, pharmaceutical, environmental and shareholder actions

International

  • Advice and assistance in respect of international and developing world market entry and expansion
  • Foreign investment approval

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