Practice Areas

Corporate & Risk Advisory

Areas of common advice include the resolution of internal corporate disputes, responding to and managing oppression actions and aggressive winding-ups, group structure advice and asset management, and risk allocation. Our advice is always result-orientated, clear, and commercially-focussed.

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)
  • Mergers 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 risks
  • 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 prosecutions

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