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
Corpoate Governance| 06 Apr 2020
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its potential impacts on the financial position of listed companies, ASX has released a Compliance Update announcing a number of relief measures, and clarifying various continuous disclosure and other obligations during this unprecedented period. Find out all you need to know here.
Thinking| 03 Apr 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.
Contracts| 02 Apr 2020
The term 'act of God' appears regularly within contracts, but is not a concept that is defined under statute. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, many parties are considering whether the outbreak itself is an 'act of God'.
Corpoate Governance| 01 Apr 2020
We are all aware that the COVID-19 pandemic is having a massive impact on the business operations of many Australian listed companies and Australian and global securities markets. With many businesses needing additional capital to sustain or evolve their operations through the next six months (or longer), raising new capital will be crucial for the survival of many listed entities.