Business and commercial law covers all the various laws affecting the establishment and operation of your business. This includes corporations, partnerships, tax law, competition and consumer law, property and employment law which impact all business.
Industry specific laws and regulations are well known to us like the Motor Dealers Act, the Therapeutic Goods Act, the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law Act, Veterinary Practice Act, and the Pharmacy Location Rules, which fall under the National Health Act.
Our business lawyers work with you and your accountant to get the structure right to optimise operation and control of your business, seize every opportunity, manage risk and to put in place the most tax effective structure while you are running the business and, when you want to exit.
What we can help you with in relation to Business and Commercial Law:
- Establishing a new business
We can work with you and your accountant to get the structure right to optimise operation and control of the business, to manage risk and to put in place the most tax effective structure while you are running the business.
- Buying or selling a business or a share in it
Utilising our depth of experience, we can ensure your documentation covers all eventualities and each transaction is structured to achieve the best outcome as expeditiously as possible.
- Employing staff, managing staff performance or looking at terminating employees
Our employment law experience and skills will assist to achieve your goals.
- Appointing distributors or franchisees
We can prepare all the necessary agreements and ensure they are updated at the right time.
- Partnering with another in business
Whether it is a partnership, shareholder or joint venture agreement, your rights and obligations should be agreed in writing to avoid costly mistakes.
- Leasing a property
The Retail Leases Act covers many businesses. We can advise you on the terms of the lease and on your rights as a tenant, e.g. rent reviews, option periods and make good clauses. Often, the terms of a lease is one of the most important assets of a business.
- Marketing and promoting your business and your goods or services
We review your promotional material to ensure compliance with the Australian Consumer Law and industry specific laws and codes of conduct. Your terms and conditions will be tailored to your industry and your specific business model.