Corporate & Commercial

Our Corporate lawyers advise small and medium sized private companies, industrials, listed companies, public entities, private equity groups on various corporate and commercial matters across a broad range of sectors and industries.

We can advise on:


Standard commercial agreements, procurement contracts, off-take agreements, logistics contracts, distribution agreements, supply contracts, commercial partnerships and services arrangements.

Construction & Projects

Design & construct contracts, installation contracts, supply and services agreements, contract management, tender documents.

Corporate governance

Directors’ and officers’ duties and rights, indemnity, insurance, constitutions, committee charters, governance policies and processes.


Franchising agreements, disclosure requirements, divestments and acquisitions, the Franchising Code of Conduct and Australian consumer laws affecting operations and franchise disputes – having acted for various Franchisors and Franchisees

Joint Ventures

Incorporated and unincorporated joint venture agreements and structuring.

Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA)

Security interests in personal property, including interests created by leases, hire purchase agreements, retention of title arrangements, take-out rights, charges and other security instruments and obligations.

Shareholders agreements

Shareholder agreements, contract management and meetings.


Disclosure, company reports, regulatory and internal investigations, Corporations Act compliance, trade practices and Australian consumer law matters and Foreign Investment Review Board approval.


Discretionary, unit trusts and hybrid trusts and related contracts and management agreements



Several corporate and commercial transactions our lawyers have advised on include:

  • Pushys – advised on the online retail cycling platform’s corporate and asset restructure
  • Quelink – advised on exclusive international distribution and supply agreements
  • ESPN Elite Boxing Series – advised on player contracts, broadcasting agreements and sponsorship agreements
  • APM – advised on several major subcontractor agreements in relation to the provision of aged care services and employment provider services to the Commonwealth government
  • Chi-X Australia Pty Limited – advised on joint venture and partnership agreement regarding a proposed warrants program
  • Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry – advised on structuring, alliance agreements and other commercial arrangements
  • Precision Cropping Technologies Pty Ltd – advised on various commercial agreements
  • Newcastle Agri-Terminal Group – long term Operations and Maintenance Agreements, Consortium and Management Agreements and long term lease agreements
  • Prospect Environmental – advised on several various corporate and commercial agreements
  • ITS PipeTech – advised on and negotiated major services and supply contracts
  • Payment Network International – advised on various Gateway, Licencing, Software and Joint Venture Agreements
  • RentForKeeps – advised on the acquisition of various NSW Franchise operations
  • Ridley Corporation – acted in respect of significant commercial agreements including collaborative research agreements, consignment agreement, long term supply agreements, stock supply agreements and license agreements
  • Q-Scan Group – acted on various lease, commercial, services and contractor agreements
  • Drillmec Australasia – advised on drilling machinery procurement and exclusive distribution contracts
  • Mine Rail & Ports Group – advised on significant commercial agreements including consultancy and joint venture agreements
  • Cheetham Salt Limited – acted on a number of commercial agreements, joint ventures and MOUs