Corporate and Commercial

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Our Corporate and Commercial practice group provides expert transactional and regulatory advice across the full range of corporate activities. In the fields of equity capital markets (ECM), mergers and acquisitions (M&A), private equity, competition and consumer law, corporate governance, franchising, intellectual property (IP) and technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), we have the specialist expertise to manage our clients' legal and commercial risks and to find solutions to business challenges.

Our ECM team handles all forms of equity capital raisings and the myriad of legal issues associated with corporate equities transactions and corporate regulation.

We have a leading M&A team, offering clients proven expertise in identifying value drivers and achieving strategic outcomes in all types of M&A transactions.

Our expertise in competition and consumer law assists clients to maintain regulatory compliance and to find innovative solutions to structuring challenges in regulated markets.

Our corporate governance specialists have years of expertise in advising boards, company secretaries and corporate counsel on governance and corporations law requirements.

We are recognised nationally as leaders in retailing and franchising, and act for many of Australia's most recognised franchises from food to financial services.

Our IP team specialises in the full spectrum of intellectual property and branding issues, including licensing and trade marks.

Our TMT team advises on all the legal issues associated with IT and telecommunications projects, and the traditional and new media.

Experience

Our relevant experience includes: 

  • being the sole legal advisors to one of Australia's leading service providers in the electronic payments industry;

  • establishing the telecommunications sourcing contracts for the entire Eastern Seaboard operations of one of Australia's largest charities;

  • handling the trade mark portfolio of a number of recognised Australian brand owners; and

  • acting on institutional placements on the ASX, including for Alliance Resources Limited, Australian Biodiesel Group Limited, Hyro Limited, International Concert Attractions Limited, Jack Green Limited, Lulu Childcare Limited, Neuren Pharmaceuticals Limited and Novera Energy Limited.

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