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
Corporate & Commercial| 13 Apr 2021
We examine ASIC v Mitchell (No 2), which provides useful guidance on how exclusive negotiation period clauses may be interpreted.
Banking & Finance| 08 Apr 2021
In this edition, we report on ASIC’s CFD and binary option product intervention orders, ASIC’s requirements for advice fee consents and independence disclosures, ASIC’s ‘no action’ position on virtual meetings and much more.
Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Initial Coin Offerings & Security Token Offerings| 01 Apr 2021
The Financial Action Task Force, an international body that sets standards for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing, published its updated Draft Guidance for public consultation.
Technology & Digital Economy| 25 Mar 2021
The Designs Amendment Bill 2020 proposes seven key changes to the Designs Act 2003 (Cth).