We pride ourselves on building genuine, trusting relationships with our clients. Our focus is on simplifying the application of the law so that you can dedicate your efforts to making your business grow, transform and succeed.
We regularly advise private equity and venture capital investors in connection with portfolio investments and divestments. We often assist sponsors with the negotiation and documentation of buy outs, exits (including trade sales and IPOs) and minority investments (including early stage investment). We have also advised numerous early stage and startup businesses with raising private capital from institutional and professional investors.
We deliver highly successful outcomes in business and asset sales and purchases for our clients including ASX-listed companies, private companies, private equity clients and founders.
We have advised numerous companies in undertaking an initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the ASX. We also frequently advise on secondary issues such as placements, pro rata rights offers, share purchase plans and convertible note offerings and private company fundraising. We also provide services to underwriters, lead managers and brokers in connection with equity capital market offers.
We are experienced in providing advice on the entire life-cycle of listed and unlisted funds, including structuring, establishment, promotion, capital raising, disposal and winding down of funds and managed investment schemes. We also advise various financial services clients on obtaining and regulatory compliance with licenses, including marketing and distribution of financial products, and provision of financial services to wholesale and retail clients.
We offer a comprehensive range of employment law services, including preparation of employment, executive and contractor agreements. We also prepare employee incentive plans (including option, share and performance right incentives). We can also assist with performance management issues including minimising risk in termination of employment. We also offer advice and assistance with policies and procedures to ensure that the working relationship with our clients and their staff is as productive and stress free as possible.
Our experience in advising on corporate governance matters means we are ideally placed to assist you with meeting your statutory and (if applicable) listing rule obligations. This advice encompasses both the strategic and the technical aspects of corporate structure and governance. Our advice will ensure your leadership team is working effectively, efficiently and is legally compliant.
We are currently engaged on retainer by a number of public and private companies as their statutory Company Secretary and/or external legal counsel. This service provides our clients with expertise in corporate governance and compliance at a fraction of the cost of an in-house company secretary and/or legal counsel.