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Commercial Transactions

Our experience and know-how allow us to deal with all manner of commercial transactions both routine and complex. Because we are not narrowly focussed on any particular segment of industry, we encounter and work through challenges on ‘both sides’ of transactions. This insight enables our commercial law experts to confidently guide our clients on a wide range of transactions such as:

  • Legal and structuring advice in connection with general finance, corporate finance, acquisition finance, structured finance, property finance, securities and other financing arrangements such as receivables-based financing and derivatives
  • Purchase and disposal of all manner of real, personal and commercial property
  • Leasing of private, commercial, industrial and Crown Land
  • Management of PPSA obligations and responsibilities
  • Corporate structures
  • Product development, regulatory obligations, restructures and constitutional amendments for Life Insurance Act friendly societies

Specifically, we advise in relation to a range of contractual agreements, including:

  • Financing and operating leases
  • Maintenance and service agreements
  • Memoranda of understanding
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Consultancy agreements
  • Real estate transfers and leases
  • Licence agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Shareholder, partnership, and joint venture agreements
  • Loan agreements, guarantees and securities

In terms of industry coverage, we act for have acted for clients in the following industries: banking; manufacturing, retailing, Friendly Societies, internet services, healthcare, franchising, accounting and insolvency. Our clients include multi-nationals, superannuation funds, insurers, property managers, professional services firms, institutional landlords and tenants, government bodies, SMEs and private clients.

We also work closely with our disputes team so that we can leverage expertise across the spectrum of a transaction more efficiently and ensure that clients receive consistent and cohesive advice in the most efficient manner possible.