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Corporate & Commercial


Our commercial team works side by side with a range of businesses to help them achieve their objectives.   We deliver advice to effectively pre-empt issues, and protect and progress enterprises throughout their entire lifespan.

Commercial Contracts

Our clients range from start-ups to multinationals, across a broad and diverse range of industries, from large corporate construction companies and professional services firms to design agencies and car rental businesses. We advise them on all of their day to day operational needs and relationships with third parties, such as:

  • franchising, distribution, supplier, contractor, licensing and reseller arrangements
  • Competition Law advice

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is a diverse and specialised field. We advise clients across a broad range of industry sectors on:

  • the registration of trade marks, both in Australia and internationally
  • brand protection
  • intellectual property dispute resolution, such as passing off claims, co-existence agreements, cease and desist notice and litigation
  • the licensing and sale of intellectual property

Banking and Finance

Our banking and finance team works closely with lenders and arrangers, particularly specialist mid-market groups, such as commercial property funds. We provide them with an end to end set of services:

  • mandate agreements and indicative term sheets
  • due diligence
  • specialist corporate structuring advice for funds (eg bare trusts and SPVs across a range of jurisdictions)
  • facility / loan agreements
  • security documentation, such as specific and general security deeds, mortgages, priority deeds and guarantees
  • managing PPSR and land registry interests


Our property team has deep experience in property, particularly for mid-cap and larger groups which specialise in acquiring, developing and managing or selling property assets at volume:

  • retail, commercial and industrial leasing, with particular expertise helping network-based retail groups expand rapidly nationally and internationally
  • commercial, industrial, agricultural and high value / multi-lot residential purchases and acquisitions of land
  • assisting with the management of property assets pre and post-acquisition, such as managing commercial, industrial and retail tenants for owners of shopping centre and business park assets
  • regulatory issues and approvals
  • litigation

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