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Corporate and Commercial

Corporate and Commercial Advisory Services

Many situations faced by businesses require a combination of legal knowledge and commercial acumen. Often in these situations, the support and advice of a legally trained and business minded professional can be the difference between success and failure.

Mendelawitz Morton can help in areas such as:

  • Contract negotiation, including identification and introduction to potential joint venture partners.
  • Transaction due diligence.
  • Corporate governance.
  • Intellectual property strategies.
  • Business planning.
  • Grant applications.

We have considerable experience advising predominantly small and micro cap listed and unlisted public companies in a broad range of corporate and commercial spheres. Because we do not act for large public institutions, our fee structure and day to day cost consciousness is directed at ensuring our clients derive the most bang from their legal buck (so to speak).

Our experience includes:

  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • General corporate governance and compliance (regulatory and ASX) including drafting of announcements, notices of meeting, cleansing statements and offer information statements.
  • Directors’ duties.
  • Solvency advice.
  • Shareholder disputes and remedies.
  • Declaration of dividend, distributions of profit and in specie roll out of assets.
  • Share issues, transfers and transmission.
  • Corporate restructuring.
  • Scrip for scrip transactions and other CGT rollover relief.
  • Employee share schemes.
  • Acquisitions and disposals.
  • Intercorporate transactions such as Joint Ventures, farm ins.
  • Capital raisings (including IPOs, placements and rights offers).
  •  Debt raisings (including syndications and convertible loans).
  • Intercorporate disputes.
  • Employment restraints of trade.

Commercial Transactions

Our focus on developing commercial lawyers with both commercial skills and legal knowledge mean that we have a rare ability to handle commercial transactions of all kinds utilising a minimum number of legal professionals. If you are buying, selling, licensing, leasing, securing, merging or reconstructing just about anything; chances are we can help. We have expertise in mid-market M&A and reconstructions; but that is just the tip of a much larger iceberg.