Are you planning to invest in Australia?

We have the necessary experts that can help you with:

  • establishing the most appropriate legal structures for businesses
  • international tax issues and tax structuring advice
  • mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and divestment
  • employment agreements
  • obtaining appropriate visas, immigration compliance, permanent residency and citizenship issues
  • protection and licensing of intellectual property
  • commercial agreements including franchise, distribution, supply and service agreements
  • compliance obligations of companies under the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth)
  • commercial and residential property transactions and
  • whether any Australian regulatory compliance and approvals are required for a particular transaction, and if so, obtaining those approvals.
  • Acting for Mylan, Inc. on the Australian components of its USD$6.7 billion acquisition of Merck KGa A’s global generic pharmaceuticals business.
  • Acting for Sauber Motorsport AG in high-profile and very urgent proceedings brought by former driver Giedo van der Garde in the Victorian Supreme Court, and in appeal proceedings in the Court of Appeal, immediately prior to the 2015 Melbourne Grand Prix.
  • Drafting the relevant documents relating to the sanctioning of the Australian PGA Championship as part of the European Tour (Golf).
  • Advising Einhell Germany AG on their acquisition of the Ozito group of companies.
  • Advising a large Scottish food manufacturing company on its acquisition of a similar Australian business.
  • Advising Personal Performance Consultants UK Ltd on its acquisition of OSA Group, one of the major Australian providers of Employee Assistance Services.
  • Acting for Intershop Communications AG, a German based eCommerce dual listed software provider, in entering into a major IT contract with Telstra Corporation Limited.
  • Acting for Charles River Laboratories, a US life sciences company, in establishing a new Australian subsidiary and various other transactions
  • Acting for Weyco Group, Inc., a US company listed on NASDAQ and the licensor of the ‘Florsheim’ brand of footwear, providing corporate and commercial, employment and banking and finance advice in the acquisition by Weyco of a majority interest in its Australian licensee, Florsheim Australia Pty Ltd.
  • Acting for various international clients in setting up Australian subsidiaries or branch offices, including obtaining appropriate work visas for expatriate staff and setting up mechanisms to ensure ongoing compliance with immigration laws.