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.
‘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
Commercial| 26 May 2020
COVID-19: ASIC updates regulatory position on financial reporting deadlines and Annual General Meetings
ASIC recently published new regulatory guidance for listed and unlisted entities as a further response to the challenges that are being posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The measures, announced on 13 May 2020, extend the time by which financial reports are required to be lodged with ASIC and sent to members, as well as the time by which Annual General Meetings are required to be held.
COVID-19 Thinking| 25 May 2020
This publication outlines some of the more important regulatory requirements for a foreign person investing in Australia. Investments in Australia by foreign persons must be notified to the Foreign Investments Review Board (FIRB) where the proposal meets the relevant thresholds.
Thinking| 21 May 2020
Financial Services in Focus is a fortnightly round-up of legal and regulatory developments in the financial services sector in Australia. Read more here.
COVID-19 Thinking| 08 May 2020
In the midst of a global pandemic, it is certainly not ‘business as usual’ for startups. For some, particularly those in the technology and digital commerce sectors, COVID-19 has proven to be an opportunity for growth by providing solutions to problems and demands which have arisen as a result of people being at home.