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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

13 February 2019 - Knowledge

Proposed reforms to the ASX Listing Rules

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is proposing major reforms to the ASX Listing Rules. The proposed reforms aim to simplify, clarify, and enhance the integrity and efficiency of the ASX Listing Rules and the proposals go a significant way in achieving those objectives.

12 February 2019 - Knowledge

Delays to implementation of Australia’s open banking regime

#Corporate & Commercial Law

The open banking regime that was set to commence in July 2019 promoting transparency and allowing data sharing for consumers, has been delayed by a further eight months to allow for testing.

11 February 2019 - Knowledge

Banking Royal Commission – managed investment funds under the spotlight

#Corporate & Commercial Law, #Royal Commissions & Commissions of Inquiry

While the Royal Commission spotlight has fallen heavily on the banks, the final report has also revealed some important lessons for managed investment funds. We outline these lessons and why anyone who is in the business of managing other people’s money needs to pay attention to what the Royal Commission has said.

28 January 2019 - Knowledge

Tourism boom: Key things to consider when acquiring or building a hotel in Australia

#Corporate & Commercial Law

We have seen a steady growth in interest from both domestic and offshore investors in Queensland’s hotel and resort market. This article summarises some of the main legal issues for investors to consider when either acquiring an existing hotel or developing a new hotel.

20 December 2018 - Media Release

Holding Redlich advises on significant fintech deal

#Corporate & Commercial Law

National law firm Holding Redlich has advised customer engagement tech company Mobecom on its acquisition of Paid by Coins.

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.