Com­mer­cial

Helping you do business

Overview

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. Ser­vices include: 

  • 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