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Geeti Chawla

Associate
Com­mer­cial, Cor­po­rate, Estate Plan­ning

I am a mem­ber of Swaab’s com­mer­cial and cor­po­rate prac­tice. I have expe­ri­ence pro­vid­ing advice and rep­re­sent­ing clients in a wide range of busi­ness trans­ac­tions, includ­ing sale and pur­chase of busi­ness­es, com­mer­cial and retail leas­es, Cor­po­ra­tion Act mat­ters and oth­er com­mer­cial and trans­ac­tion­al contracts.

I also have expe­ri­ence in fam­i­ly pro­vi­sion mat­ters; prepa­ra­tion of Wills, Pow­ers of Attor­ney and Appoint­ments of Endur­ing Guardian; and obtain­ing grants of pro­bate, let­ters of admin­is­tra­tion and sub­se­quent estate admin­is­tra­tion and management. 

My pri­ma­ry focus is always for clients to achieve their goals in a com­mer­cial­ly effi­cient man­ner and, if avoid­able, with­out resort­ing to litigation. 

Expe­ri­ence

  • Act­ing for clients on all aspects of sale and acqui­si­tion of busi­ness­es, shares and units, includ­ing prepar­ing, nego­ti­at­ing and advis­ing on nec­es­sary doc­u­men­ta­tions in readi­ness for exchange and completion
  • Draft­ing Share­hold­ers’ Agree­ment, Share Sub­scrip­tion Agree­ment as well as loan and secu­ri­ty documents
  • Draft­ing and nego­ti­at­ing Intel­lec­tu­al Prop­er­ty Licence and assign­ment agree­ments, includ­ing soft­ware licence agreements
  • Advis­ing gen­er­al­ly on com­mer­cial, con­trac­tu­al and intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty dis­putes, includ­ing mat­ters aris­ing from Aus­tralian Con­sumer Law (ACL), Cor­po­ra­tion Act 2001 (Cth) and Copy­right Act 1968 (Cth)
  • Advis­ing, draft­ing and nego­ti­at­ing doc­u­ments with respect to man­u­fac­tur­ing, joint devel­op­ment, dis­tri­b­u­tion and sup­ply for major phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies in Aus­tralia and New Zealand
  • Advis­ing and prepar­ing com­mer­cial and retail shop leas­es, includ­ing dis­putes relat­ing to enforce­abil­i­ty of lease terms and cur­rent mar­ket rent 
  • Grants of Pro­bate, Let­ters of Admin­is­tra­tion and Estate administration 
  • Suc­ces­sion and Fam­i­ly Pro­vi­sions claims, rep­re­sent­ing both the estate and the claimant, includ­ing dis­putes involv­ing issues includ­ing tes­ta­men­tary capac­i­ty, intes­ta­cy and Suc­ces­sion Act 2006 (NSW)
  • Estate plan­ning includ­ing prepa­ra­tion of Wills, Pow­ers of Attor­ney and Appoint­ment of Endur­ing Guardian
  • Advis­ing and draft­ing nec­es­sary doc­u­ments estab­lish­ing Fam­i­ly and Dis­tri­b­u­tion Trust hav­ing regard to stamp duty pro­vi­sion and oth­er tax implications

Expertise

  • Commercial and Corporate law
  • Wills, Estate, Probate and Family Provision

Roles, memberships and education

  • Solicitor of Supreme Court of New South Wales, 2015
  • Solicitor of High Court of Australia, 2016
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law, Sydney 2015
  • Bachelor of Laws, Macquarie University, 2015
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Macquarie University, 2015
  • Legal Practice Management, Law Society of NSW, 2019
  • Member, Law Society of NSW

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Geeti is a mem­ber of Swaab’s com­mer­cial and cor­po­rate prac­tice and brings with her expe­ri­ence in fam­i­ly pro­vi­sion mat­ters; prepa­ra­tion of…
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