Commercial, Corporate & Governance

We advise clients on all aspects of the life-cycle of a corporation, from selecting and structuring an entity, to its governance, statutory compliance and possible administration or dissolution. The firm advises clients in relation to partnerships, trusts, leases, licences, joint venture arrangements and mining access agreements, as well as the contracting and business development opportunities. This work includes the negotiation and drafting of agreements.

We have particular expertise in advising Indigenous corporations and communities in relation to a broad range of issues, including the negotiating and drafting of Indigenous Land Use Agreements and the contractual and other commercial opportunities that flow from such agreements.

We also advise in relation to charitable trusts and public benevolent institutions, home ownership schemes, community and social housing projects.

Our services include:

  • Strategic planning
  • Drafting community land and business plans
  • Facilitating partnerships, alliances, joint ventures and contracting
  • Governance negotiations, drafting and advice
  • Commercial litigation
  • Advising on statutory compliance

Our alliance with Gilbert + Tobin helps facilitate creative solutions to complex commercial and social challenges.