Corporate & Business Services
From Franchising to
Intellectual Property to Estate Planning, our clients receive practical,
personal and commercial solutions on time and on budget.
Corporate and Business
Services deals with the ordinary and the extraordinary legal requirements
of modern business. The department contributes to the development of many
organisations including multi-national corporations, mining companies,
manufacturers, government affiliated entities, Australian businesses,
corporations and off-shore entities.
The resources and
versatility of the group means it can handle both small and large projects
Corporate and Business Services provides advice on acquisitions, mergers,
intellectual property, estate planning, projects, resources, construction,
transport, corporate structuring and re-structuring, franchising, asset
protection, off-shore planning and other business matters.
The specialised Structuring
and Estate Planning area gives individually tailored legal and business
advice on structuring, asset protection and succession planning.
Our transport practice
provides specialist advice on a wide range of areas, including legislative
interpretation, contract negotiations, work place health and safety, environmental,
operational and competitive issues. The Group is a principal legal advisor
to State and National Bus Industry
Associations and has been heavily involved in the reforms of the bus industry.
We are able to handle
major corporate transactions involving many stakeholder groups as well
as providing the full range of general corporate and commercial advisory
services to small and medium sized business.
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
/ STRUCTURING AND ESTATE PLANNING / CAPITAL RAISINGS / INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
/ CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING / PARTNERSHIPS / PROJECTS AND INFRA-STRUCTURE
/ JOINT VENTURES AND TRUSTS / CORPORATE GOVERNANCE / ENERGY AND RESOURCES
/ OFF-SHORE PROJECTS / WATER / PORTS / OFF-SHORE TRANSACTIONS /RESTRUCTURING
BUSINESS / FRANCHISING / PATENTS & TRADEMARKS
Raising and Corporate Structuring
headed by Partner John McGaw, provides companies and businesses with the
legal guidance needed in current and developing areas of business law
and commerce. We are involved with Australian, Asian, UK and other overseas
based companies and businesses.
range of experience in Energy and Resources, Technology and Intellectual
Property and Joint Venture Capital Arrangements means our clients benefit
from a multi-disciplined approach to their business and commercial needs.
Partnerships, Joint Ventures and Trusts
We have extensive
experience in assisting all types of business with joint venture capital
arrangements, handling legal and compliance issues in making a venture
includes assisting start ups with the establishment of contract registers,
reviewing company documents, contracts, policies and procedures in order
to identify potential risk areas which could be prejudice the success
of a joint venture capital funding.
Technology and Intellectual Property
Our Technology clients
range form listed public IT companies, government departments to start
comprehensive legal services to technology companies in the following
Mergers and Acquisitions
Major Projects and
Advice to Directors
Off-shore Transactions ||