Whether you are looking to establish a new business or trying to navigate the ever-expanding web of government regulation, our aim is to provide you with practical and commercially-minded solutions to help your business flourish.
Seeking Commercial Legal Advice
Often, businesses only seek legal advice when they encounter a lawsuit or a major legal issue. Although seeking legal assistance in these circumstances is definitely advised, getting help this late can be damaging. If you want your business to have the best chance of success, you need a lawyer’s assistance from the beginning. This will ensure that your business complies with all relevant regulations, licenses and laws and that you operate in a lawful manner that will benefit your business in the long run.
When You Should Hire a Commercial Lawyer
Although we recommend seeking legal advice at the beginning of your business venture, there are some situations in which legal advice is crucial, including:
- Deciding on a structure – our legal advisors can help you determine the best structure for your business. Our lawyers can advise you of the advantages and disadvantages of each structure and assist you to find the structure that suits your needs.
- Buying or selling – leases of commercial spaces (like offices and retail stores) are highly complex. You should always hire a lawyer when you are drafting contracts or negotiating large sales agreements, lease agreements for real estate.
- Intellectual Property – if you want to register your products and services for a patent, you need a lawyer who can assist you through the lengthy process of patent registration and determine whether it is right for your business.
Our commercial law services
Our commercial business lawyers provide a wide range of services to businesses, corporate clients, joint ventures and franchises. Just some of our business law services include:
Raising capital requires the careful consideration and assessment of various factors. We have experience with a wide range of capital raising options including equities and shares, debt and private equity. Find out more about our capital raising services.
Mergers & acquisitions
Transferring ownership of a business is a complex process in which numerous considerations need to be made (including intellectual property, supply agreements, plant and equipment and employees). Our experienced team has extensive knowledge when it comes to drafting and negotiating terms of contracts. Find out more about our mergers and acquisitions services.
We understand the needs of businesses and their owners. This in-depth understanding comes with extensive knowledge of business succession planning, structuring and estate planning for individuals and families. Find out more about our business succession services.
Having the right business structure is essential for asset protection, tax planning and business succession. Our lawyers are experts when it comes to personal and business structuring – we can assist you to establish your business as the most appropriate structure, whether it be a company, joint venture, partnership, constitution or something else entirely. Find out more about our business structuring services.
Our experienced team are well situated to advise employers, employees and contractors. Find out more about our employment law services.
Other legal services
Contact us if you need a commercial lawyer today.