Our corporate and commercial team is known for its energy, business insight and legal expertise – nationally and internationally. We give clients commercially focused legal advice on all aspects of corporate law and regulation affecting public and private companies, private equity firms and management teams.
Our expertise spans:
- commercial contracts;
- compliance, including regulatory, corporate governance and directors’ duties;
- intellectual property;
- mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholders arrangements, MBOs and MBIs;
- privacy; and
- industry focus, including sports and entertainment, and technology and digital economy.
Our clients range from large multinational corporates through to ASX-listed companies and innovative start-ups. They include Carlton and United Breweries, Arena REIT, BMW Financial Services and Australian Unity. We are also trusted advisors to various corporate advisers and accounting firms.
CCIVs: what are they and how do they compare with managed investment schemes?
Head of Frank Jasmine Koh discusses the challenges facing startups, including access to capital, which becomes more acute in a softening economy, and a war on talent as founders compete for talented people.
‘The “brilliant, efficient, client-focused” team at Hall & Wilcox is “very thorough, knowledgeable”, and has “great strength in depth”. It counts IT, sports, financial services and real estate as sector strengths.’
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018
Corporate & Commercial| 23 Nov 2023
Changes to Australia’s unfair contract terms (UCT) regime apply to all industries, including the sport industry. We outline how the key changes will impact the sports industry and offer key tips for how to comply.
Corporate & Commercial| 22 Nov 2023
Draft Australian Climate Standards: getting ready for the ‘biggest change to corporate reporting in a generation’
We outline the new standards, who may be affected and the implications for listed and private companies and financial institutions.
Corporate & Commercial| 21 Nov 2023
ASIC recently released its second review of the reportable situations (or 'breach reporting’) regime for AFS and credit licensees, two years after the changes took effect in October 2021.
Corporate & Commercial| 13 Nov 2023
In the first of a series, we look at the duty for directors to consider nature-related risks and impacts of their company operations in carrying out their duties.