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Corporate & Commercial Law

Holding Redlich’s Corporate & Commercial Group is a major player in medium-sized transactions

Corporate & Commercial Law

We have a strong national Corporate & Commercial group. We don’t over-engineer, instead we bring the right people with the right skills together to successfully conclude any transaction. This approach has earned us a reputation for creativity and innovation. Our partners are involved in every deal, from contact through to completion and as a group, we have in-depth knowledge of a wide range of industries in which our clients operate.

Expertise

We work with our clients across the full spectrum of Corporate and Commercial law, including:

  • competition & consumer law
  • complex commercial agreements and long-term supply agreements
  • Corporations Act compliance and ASX listing rules
  • corporate governance
  • data & privacy
  • employee share and option schemes
  • financial services and superannuation
  • financing and securitisation
  • franchising
  • IPOs and fundraisings 
  • intellectual property
  • joint ventures, partnerships and co-ownership structures 
  • managed investment schemes
  • M&A  - private and public
  • personal property securities
  • private equity and venture capital
  • restructures
  • start-ups & emerging enterprises.

We also have a dedicated national Procurement practice group that provides services to a range of government and private sector clients. Please click here to see full details.

Experience

  • acting in Structural Monitoring Systems Plc acquisition of Anodyne Electronic Manufacturing Corp
  • acting in Panorama Synergy Ltd’s acquisition of Hydrix as part of vertical integration play
  • acting for a Singapore listed company on the proposed $60m takeover bid of Guildford Coal Limited
  • acting for LionGold Corp Limited in the $65m takeover of Castlemaine Goldfields Limited
  • acting for Blumont Group Ltd in relation to the $32m takeover of Genesis Resources Limited
  • acting for Blumont Group Ltd in the $55m takeover of Merlin Diamonds Limited
  • acting for Affinity Education Group Limited on multiple acquisitions and divestments of child care centres throughout Australia
  • acting for the Fresh Produce Group’s acquisition of Tumut Grove Citrus
  • acting for Frasers Property on the sale of a commercial property and hotel development at its landmark Central Park development in Chippendale
  • acting for the owners of Associated Grain on the sale to Agrocorp
  • acting for Hong Kong Uniasia in the acquisition of the MOR cosmetics business
  • acting for CaterCare Group in the buy-out by CHAMP Ventures
  • advising SKY UK on the sale of Australian News Channel to News Corporation.
William Khong

William Khong

Partner

Melbourne

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Harry Kingsley

Harry Kingsley

Partner

Melbourne

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Ian Robertson AO

Ian Robertson AO

National Managing Partner

Sydney

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Carl Hinze

Carl Hinze

Partner

Brisbane

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Trent Taylor

Trent Taylor

Partner

Brisbane

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Brendan Wykes

Brendan Wykes

Partner

Sydney

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Recent Posts

12 December 2018 - Knowledge

2018 year in review - the top issues and where to next

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Workplace Relations & Safety, #Data & Privacy, #Competition & Consumer Law, #Procurement, #Property & Real Estate, #Technology, Media & Communications, #Transport, Shipping & Logistics, #Construction & Infrastructure

As 2018 rapidly draws to a close, our practice group experts take a magnifying glass to the top issues from the year - and outline what they expect to dominate in 2019.

10 December 2018 - Knowledge

ACCC continues to combat unfair contract terms

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The ACCC has recently cracked down on the waste management sector in relation to their use of unfair contract terms (UCT) in standard form contracts. Further, the ACCC is advocating for the “toughening up” of UCT laws in order to ensure that large businesses toe the line.

05 December 2018 - Knowledge

Waste management providers dump unfair terms from business contracts in latest ACCC action

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Competition & Consumer Law

Planning to tick off a few long-intended tasks in the ‘quiet’ part of the new year? These latest actions give incentive for all businesses to review their standard form business to business contracts as an increasing priority.

04 December 2018 - Knowledge

France retains control of Australia’s near neighbour following New Caledonia’s recent referendum

#Corporate & Commercial Law

On 4 November 2018, voters in New Caledonia were given the choice of remaining part of France or becoming an independent country. The result was 56.4 per cent for maintaining the status quo and 43.6 per cent in favour of independence. But this does not mean that New Caledonian independence is off the table.

04 December 2018 - Knowledge

Treasury invites feedback on unfair contract term protections to small business

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Like individual consumers, many small businesses lack the time, resources, legal or technical expertise and bargaining power to negotiate changes to terms specified in standard form contracts.

03 December 2018 - Knowledge

Australia’s renewable energy boom - what does it mean for rural land owners and operators?

#Corporate & Commercial Law

As the renewable energy sector continues to take centre-stage internationally – and is now one of the fastest growing industries in Australia - we continue our series of articles about the industry with an in-depth look at how the rural sector is dealing with the boom.

27 November 2018 - Knowledge

Loan ranger: Five tips for private lending in Australia

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The private lending space in Australia is booming. Borrowers seeking short to medium term finance are finding it increasingly difficult to secure funding from traditional channels. Here are five practical tips for lenders targeting opportunities in this space.

20 November 2018 - Knowledge

Changes to financial reporting for large proprietary companies

#Corporate & Commercial Law

Thousands of private companies may no longer be required to submit financial reports to ASIC, following proposed changes by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.

08 November 2018 - Knowledge

Draft legislation to strengthen penalties for corporate and financial sector misconduct

#Corporate & Commercial Law

In late September the Government released the Treasury Laws Amendment (ASIC Enforcement) 2018 Bill (Bill) seeking consultation from the public in relation to its proposed reforms. The Bill seeks to amend the Corporations Act, ASIC Act, Credit Act and the Insurance Contracts Act in response to a number of recommendations made in the ASIC Enforcement Review Taskforce report.

30 October 2018 - Knowledge

Renewable energy - why all the hype?

#Corporate & Commercial Law

In the first of a three-part series, we take a look at the legislative background concerning renewable energy, particularly for solar, looking at what is happening internationally – and how Australia compares.

24 October 2018 - Knowledge

Reminder: Impact of new accounting standards on M&A, employee incentives and debt arrangements

#Corporate & Commercial Law

It’s the time of year when we start to reflect on the past 12 months and plan for the next. Like many, we are seeing more and more earn-outs in connection with business acquisitions as well as the continued widespread use of profit-based employee incentives.

16 October 2018 - Knowledge

Same, same but different – why you can’t assume copycat names won’t be registered

#Corporate & Commercial Law

A recent case is a reminder that, when it comes to assessing the similarities between competing business name registrations, a common sense approach won’t get you far.