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Commercial Law

Commercial law is sometimes referred to as corporate law. It focuses on the laws that govern commerce, trade, sales and merchandising, as well as the businesses and individuals who participate in those activities.

Commercial Contracts

Corporate, M&A and Securities

Deal & Tax Advisory

Intellectual Property

Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Main Features



Corporations Act 2001

Australian commercial law derives its authority from various sources. The Corporations Act 2001 sets out the laws which govern how companies are formed, and how they must operate, both internally and in their interactions with other businesses. This statute is administered by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).


Industry code of practice

Commercial lawyers also deal with industry codes of practice: Regulatory frameworks developed for use within specific industries. Some examples include the Australian Banking Association’s Code of Banking Practice and the Insurance Council of Australia Limited’s General Insurance Code of Practice.


Legal Sources

Commercial lawyers often draw on legal sources relevant to specific issues facing their clients. For example, they may refer to taxation legislation, trade laws, and industrial relations laws.

How Our Commercial Lawyer Can Help You

We understand that to deliver local and cross-border corporate transactions successfully in any economic climate,
you need us to: 

Support your commercial decisions

Understand the local markets in which you do business

Conduct due diligence

Prioritise the big issues

Execute end-to-end transaction management

Consider potential litigation risks

Guide you through all communications with stakeholders

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