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Commercial Law Firm in Brisbane

Commercial law is an area of the law where we help you in the transactions you undertake in your business. It involves such matters as legal structuring of your business entity, commercial documentation such as contracts, compliance with laws, and mergers and acquisitions.
Commercial Law Firm in Brisbane
 

Commercial law is an area of the law where we help you in the transactions you undertake in your business. It involves such matters as legal structuring of your business entity, commercial documentation such as contracts, compliance with laws, and mergers and acquisitions.

In essence, it relates to how your business is set up, governed and protected – matters that have a big bearing on its ongoing stability and future success. As one of the best commercial law firms in Brisbane, Creagh Weightman Lawyers can help you understand the law and how it relates to your business. We can assist you in all areas relating to commercial law in Brisbane and how you run your enterprise.

We offer a comprehensive service, so we can assist any type of business and in a diverse range of industries.

Since inception, we have advised businesses, large and small, from start-ups to firmly established companies to businesses seeking to expand. We have worked with privately owned small to medium sized firms to larger companies listed on the stock exchange.

Some areas in which we can help include the following:

Complying with Corporations Law

Corporations Law governs a wide range of issues relating to how a company is formed and operated and takes into account the fiduciary duties and responsibilities of directors.

This is a fundamental area of legal focus and expert advice is vital. Failure to comply can result in severe penalties, not to mention disruption of business and loss of reputation.

Our commercial law team can offer a full range of advice including in the following areas:

  • Setting up your business
  • Issuing of shares
  • Drawing up shareholder agreements
  • Acting on your behalf in the event of a dispute
  • Advising your directors on their duties and responsibilities
  • Drafting compliance manuals and training
  • Advising on mergers and acquisitions
  • Advising on joint ventures and fund raising
  • Undertaking due diligence investigations
  • Providing guidance and training to directors to ensure they meet their responsibilities and perform their duties according the law
  • Establishing proper policies and procedures to safeguard individuals working in your business and reduce the risk of non-compliance and liability.

Business and share transactions

Whether you are start-up firm wishing to list or an established company seeking to raise funds through equity financing, we can offer practical advice underpinned by commercial acumen to ensure you achieve your objectives.

Our capital markets specialists can assist in the following areas:

  • Compliance, disclosure and reporting
  • Corporate governance
  • Due diligence processes
  • Equity and debt raisings
  • Financial services licensing
  • Managed investment schemes
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity transactions
  • Employee shares schemes
  • Property syndicates and trusts
  • Prospectuses
  • Restructuring arrangements
  • Takeovers

Protecting your intellectual property

Intellectual property is an area of growing concern for businesses – and for good reason. For many enterprises, identity and brand is the foundation of success.

As the best commercial lawyers in Brisbane, our intellectual property specialists can help you protect what you own  your logo, designs, patents and trademarks  and keep them from being imitated and stolen by competitors.

We can provide advice on a range of intellectual property issues including:

  • Conducting intellectual property audits
  • Enforcing intellectual property rights including prosecuting infringements
  • Advising on the creation, licensing, assignment and protection of copyright
  • Defending alleged infringements
  • Protecting confidential information from unauthorised use
  • Registering patents, licenses, and trade marks
  • Preparing registration, transfer and licensing of designs
  • Protecting confidential information and trade secrets
  • Enforcing intellectual property rights and litigation
  • Preparing intellectual property contracts and agreements

Drafting contracts and agreements

Contracts are an integral part of running a business, whether it is agreeing terms of trade, establishing a partnership agreement or hiring employees.

At Creagh Weightman, an experienced commercial contract lawyer can prepare precise contracts that will safeguard your interests, protect your rights and negotiate favourable terms on your behalf with suppliers and distributors.

Our experienced lawyers can draft any contract you require – from commercial contracts to agency agreements to licensing arrangements.

The quality of our contracts can greatly reduce the risk of disputes and litigation.

Securing permits and licenses

Red tape is a fact of commercial life and cannot be avoided if you wish to conduct certain businesses.

We can advise you and help you secure licenses, permits and certificates so that you comply with the relevant regulations and statutory framework. 

We can also advise on codes of conduct, industry standards and employment awards that may exist in the industries in which you conduct business.

Complying with competition and consumer laws

As a business, there are rules governing what you can do and how you can compete in the marketplace, and what you can say to consumers in the course of advertising and selling your goods.

The primary legalisation is the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and the principal regulator is the ACCC. The law is far reaching and covers almost everything a business does including anti-competitive and unfair market practices, mergers and acquisitions, product liability and monopoly regulation.

Businesses need to be aware of the essential provisions in the law: concept of fair trade and consumer rights. Failure to comply can result in onerous penalties and bad publicity, which can impact on your viability.

Creagh Weightman – your commercial lawyer in Brisbane – can help you understand your obligations and duties and design a trade practices compliance program that will identify and reduce the risk of breaching the law and relevant industry codes.

As a business, there are rules governing what you can do and how you can compete in the marketplace, and what you can say to consumers in the course of advertising and selling your goods.

 

The primary legalisation is the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and the principal regulator is the ACCC. The law is far reaching and covers almost everything a business does including anti-competitive and unfair market practices, mergers and acquisitions, product liability and monopoly regulation.

 

Businesses need to be aware of the essential provisions in the law: concept of fair trade and consumer rights. Failure to comply can result in onerous penalties and bad publicity, which can impact on your viability.

 

Creagh Weightman – your commercial lawyer in Brisbane – can help you understand your obligations and duties and design a trade practices compliance program that will identify and reduce the risk of breaching the law and relevant industry codes.

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