Helping you do business
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.
We can help you to decide whether to invest in a business on your own or by using a company, a unit trust, a discretionary trust, a joint venture or a partnership. Whatever structure you decide is best for you, we’ll help you to document and implement it, keeping a close eye on the protection of your assets and interests.
If you’re going into business with other parties, we can create an appropriate agreement which sets out the rules to cover the full range of contingencies in that business relationship. This covers for example how to proceed if one party wants to sell, what happens if one party gets divorced or dies, arrangements for payment of expenses and capital and procedures for resolving disputes between business partners.
Once your business is up and running, we can offer you advice on any aspect of your business. This includes intellectual property matters, tax, purchase or lease of business premises and employment of staff or contractors. So we’ll never leave you in the lurch. As your business partners and trusted advisers, we’ll always be just a phone call away.
- Advice on investment in real estate, retail, technology and project businesses
- Establishment of new companies
- Business and transaction structures (including mergers and acquisitions)
- Buying and selling businesses
- Business due diligence
- Ownership structures for asset protection
- Partnership agreements
- Joint venture agreements
- Tenancy in common agreements
- Purchase or lease of business premises
- Involvement of additional investors
- Consultancy agreements
- Distributorship agreements
- Employment of staff and contractors
- HR advice
- Intellectual property advice
- Advertising, sponsorship and marketing rights
- Capital gains tax advice
- Franchise agreements, general franchise law and franchising advice
- Product development, invention, manufacture and delivery
- Product licences
- Trade Practices Act advice, including restrictive trade practices, resale price maintenance and refusal to supply
- Shareholder agreements
- Service agreements
- Strategic alliances
- General commercial advice