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Commercial

Our National team of Commercial and Corporate Lawyers works closely with you to develop, manage and execute your business’ entire commercial strategy. With a large portion of our time devoted to getting to know your business and embedding ourselves in industry, we are able to provide tailored advice that is mindful of your business objectives. Through becoming trusted business advisers and forming deep relationships with our clients, we can add value and help to grow our clients’ businesses.

Our understanding of the impact of commercial law on our specific industries is expansive and we are passionate about seeing these industries thrive. Having particular experience working with mid-market clients, means that we are across the day to day issues and challenges that you and your business face. From National Accounting Firms to Major Manufacturers and Media Corporations to Foreign Owned Subsidiaries, we advise a broad range of medium-sized companies and their directors. By leveraging our industry and business insights and legal knowledge, we are well-placed to advise you on all major business decisions, including risk management and strategy.

 

Recent Experience

Yallambee Stud - Sales and Acquisitions of business

Negotiation and sale of a major thoroughbred racehorse breeding farm, Yallambee to US owned SpendthriftAustralia

Retailmenot - Technology start-ups, angel investors, and entrepreneurs

Macpherson Kelley initially advised founders, Guy King and Bevan Clark, on the sale of their on-line coupon business to Austin-based, WhaleShark Media, Inc in 2010. The sale involved retaining some equity in the business, now called RetailMeNot, Inc. Macpherson Kelley then also advised the founders, in connection with the US$191 million IPO of RetailMeNot, Inc. which enjoyed a stellar debut on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, with the stock price surging by more than 30% in initial trading (giving the company a market cap of US$1.35 billion).

StemCell United Limited (ASX Code SCU) - Listings and capital raisings

Backdoor listing of a biomedical business, including legal due diligence, prospectus preparation for a public offering and recompliance with Chapters 1 and 2 of the ASX Listing Rules.

LionHub Group limited (ASX Code LHB) - Listings and capital raisings

Renounceable rights issue of shares and options, including legal due diligence, preparation of underwriting agreement and prospectus and section 615 application to ASIC.

National retailer – ACCC advice

In relation to the sale of consumer goods that breached mandatory safety standards. Successful negotiations with the ACCC resulted in the retailer entirely avoiding Court action and hefty fines.

State Government agency - IT industry advice

Advised and assisted the in-house legal team on a large scale multi-faceted outsourced information technology software, infrastructure and services contract.

Areas of expertise

  • Advertising Law
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Competition Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Corporate Structures
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance
  • Directors Duties
  • Employee Incentive Agreements
  • Franchising and Licensing
  • Intellectual Property and Trade
  • International Trade
  • Joint Ventures
  • Lease and Asset Financing
  • Media Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Patents
  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Superannuation
  • Taxation

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