In a glob­al mar­ket with ever increas­ing com­pe­ti­tion, dis­rup­tion and tech­no­log­i­cal change, it is essen­tial now more than ever to choose an agile law firm with the right lev­el of exper­tise and experience. 

As a client, you will be at the cen­tre of the deci­sion-mak­ing process in a close client-lawyer part­ner­ship found­ed on trust and a sound under­stand­ing of your busi­ness goals and chal­lenges. You will also be choos­ing a full-ser­vice firm with a rich his­to­ry of diverse, entre­pre­neur­ial skill sets. With a shared vision we can achieve amaz­ing results together. 

Practice sectors

Where we work


What­ev­er busi­ness you’re run­ning, invest­ing in or start­ing from scratch, we take it seri­ous­ly. We take the time to make sure we under­stand what you want to achieve, so we can give you the advice you need that is in line with your objec­tives. The advice you receive on how to struc­ture your busi­ness is the most fun­da­men­tal requirement.

Go to Com­mer­cial


Our team has expe­ri­ence in act­ing for lenders, bor­row­ers, arrangers, and investors, and under­stand the dif­fer­ent com­mer­cial dri­vers in any finan­cial trans­ac­tion. This means we can antic­i­pate key legal and com­mer­cial issues like­ly to arise in any trans­ac­tion and guide our clients through them.

Go to Com­mer­cial Finance


Cor­po­rate trans­ac­tions — whether they involve cap­i­tal rais­ing, joint ven­tures, merg­ers and acqui­si­tions or com­mer­cial con­tract nego­ti­a­tions — don’t just require the right legal advice. We have the expe­ri­ence need­ed to help you and your organ­i­sa­tion deal with the wider strate­gic and com­mer­cial issues that arise through­out the life-cycle of a trans­ac­tion. We work close­ly with you to achieve your imme­di­ate and long-term objectives.

Go to Cor­po­rate


It’s our goal to ensure that your busi­ness thrives and enjoys pos­i­tive employ­ee rela­tion­ships, despite the chal­lenges that legal red tape pos­es for all busi­ness­es. We under­stand that advice on employ­ment law needs to be not only accu­rate, spe­cif­ic and com­mer­cial, but also swift. We have the expe­ri­ence to achieve this and to solve your problems.

Go to Employ­ment


We are deter­mined to help you find the best posi­tion in all of life’s com­plex­i­ties. We’re ardent advo­cates of estate plan­ning as a way of build­ing wealth dur­ing your work­ing life, hav­ing suf­fi­cient funds for a com­fort­able retire­ment and ensur­ing that your assets are ulti­mate­ly dis­trib­uted exact­ly as you wish to your fam­i­ly mem­bers and oth­er beneficiaries.

Go to Estate Plan­ning & Wills


Divorce and sep­a­ra­tion are among life’s most stress­ful events. Sup­port from an expe­ri­enced and accred­it­ed fam­i­ly lawyer can make a world of dif­fer­ence. Hav­ing a High-pow­ered law firm in Syd­ney” as quot­ed in the media, in your cor­ner can deliv­er you the out­come you desire. 

No one can tru­ly pre­pare you for divorce, but before you decide to take the next step, talk to experts and edu­cate your­self. That way, you will be as pre­pared as pos­si­ble, for bet­ter or for worse.

Go to Fam­i­ly Law | Accred­it­ed Spe­cial­ists & Doyles Recommended


If you’re con­sid­er­ing fran­chis­ing your busi­ness, you need advice from an expe­ri­enced fran­chis­ing lawyer who under­stands the unique char­ac­ter­is­tics of fran­chise busi­ness­es and the chal­lenges that fran­chisors face. 

We know fran­chise doc­u­ments which form the basis of your sys­tem need to be capa­ble of pro­vid­ing the lev­el of pro­tec­tion you need as a fran­chisor. They also need to be fair to all par­ties and guar­an­tee fran­chisees an appro­pri­ate lev­el of train­ing, men­tor­ing and support.

Go to Fran­chis­ing


We have exten­sive expe­ri­ence in insol­ven­cy work and have advised insol­ven­cy prac­ti­tion­ers, direc­tors, share­hold­ers, debtors and cred­i­tors on cor­po­rate restruc­tur­ing and insol­ven­cy relat­ed issues. The mem­bers of our team come from a vari­ety of pro­fes­sion­al back­grounds with­in legal, account­ing and insol­ven­cy fields.

Go to Insol­ven­cy


All busi­ness­es, whether small to medi­um enter­pris­es or multi­na­tion­al cor­po­ra­tions, have to be pre­pared to meet the chal­lenges the glob­al infor­ma­tion econ­o­my brings and to har­ness tech­nol­o­gy to assist them – be it man­ag­ing, access­ing or pro­tect­ing infor­ma­tion assets, inte­grat­ing tech­nol­o­gy infra­struc­ture or pro­tect­ing and extend­ing their brands.

Go to IP & Technology


There are many rea­sons you may end up in lit­i­ga­tion, if and when that aris­es it is impor­tant to have the right team in your cor­ner. We will work close­ly with you to achieve your imme­di­ate and long-term com­mer­cial objectives. 

There are now many alter­na­tives to lit­i­ga­tion that can stop a law­suit esca­lat­ing, resolve long-stand­ing dis­putes, and even pro­duce win-win solu­tions to old and bit­ter fights that would oth­er­wise only leave both sides damaged.

Go to Lit­i­ga­tion

Plan­ning and Envi­ron­ment lawyers spe­cialise in a range of mat­ters relat­ing to the use of land, includ­ing obtain­ing approvals to build on and use land, the re-zon­ing of land, pol­lu­tion, and con­t­a­m­i­na­tion, land clear­ing and bio­di­ver­si­ty off­sets, land acqui­si­tion, and dis­putes with neigh­bours. Our spe­cial­ist plan­ning and envi­ron­ment lawyers can also assist you if you are being inves­ti­gat­ed by the NSW Depart­ment of Plan­ning and Envi­ron­ment, NSW EPA or a local Coun­cil, or you need to com­mence or defend pro­ceed­ings in the Land and Envi­ron­ment Court of New South Wales. 

Go to Plan­ning & Environment


We recog­nise that to be suc­cess­ful in the prac­tice of law in a com­plex envi­ron­ment, it is impor­tant for us to have an inter­est in and under­stand­ing of you and your busi­ness­es, a prob­lem-solv­ing, prac­ti­cal approach and a high­ly engaged, col­lab­o­ra­tive team sup­port­ed by the most advanced and appro­pri­ate tech­nol­o­gy. We cov­er the gamut of ser­vices required to effec­tive­ly car­ry out large scale trans­ac­tions as well as sup­port you in your day to day needs. This exper­tise includes prop­er­ty law, con­struc­tion and engi­neer­ing, plan­ning, envi­ron­ment and government.

Go to Prop­er­ty, Plan­ning & Projects


The fun­da­men­tal con­cepts of com­mer­cial law were devel­oped in a phys­i­cal world but they are now rapid­ly adapt­ing to a cyber world. The pro­lif­er­a­tion of Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­o­gy and Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence is occur­ring at an expo­nen­tial rate. The con­cept of the Inter­net of Things (IoT), involv­ing Human to Machine and Machine to Machine inter­ac­tion is rapid­ly lead­ing to the cre­ation of Big Data. These tech­no­log­i­cal changes are reflect­ed in the busi­ness world with Apple, Alpha­bet, Microsoft and Ama­zon replac­ing tra­di­tion­al phys­i­cal sup­pli­ers as the largest com­pa­nies in the world.

Go to Cyber


The suc­cess of Swaab’s Con­struc­tion & Stra­ta team is the result of years of expe­ri­ence in real prop­er­ty, stra­ta law, dis­pute res­o­lu­tion, and lit­i­ga­tion. With a com­bi­na­tion of exper­tise and depth of knowl­edge in all aspects of stra­ta liv­ing, from the devel­op­ment phase (com­mu­ni­ty, stra­ta, and stra­tum) through to estab­lish­ing and man­ag­ing schemes and the res­o­lu­tion of disputes. 

Our offer­ing becomes fur­ther spe­cialised when col­lab­o­rat­ing with the full capa­bil­i­ties of the firm, to pro­vide you with a solu­tion, no mat­ter what your needs.

Go to Con­struc­tion & Strata


Work­place Health and Safe­ty (WHS) is an area of crit­i­cal impor­tance for all employ­ers. It can give rise to sub­stan­tial legal and rep­u­ta­tion­al risks. These risks include sig­nif­i­cant penal­ties, adverse pub­lic­i­ty and exclu­sion from gov­ern­ment and com­mer­cial tenders.

Go to Work­place Health and Safety


We believe lit­i­ga­tion is the last resort and not the first option. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, some­times estate lit­i­ga­tion is unavoid­able and we can help you nav­i­gate this process. We pro­vide prac­ti­cal and easy to under­stand advice dur­ing this dif­fi­cult time for clients.

Go to Con­test­ed Estates