corporate law

Corporate Services

We act for issuers, joint lead managers, shareholders and companies involved in  capital raising transactions. Our legal team has assisted clients with initial public offerings (IPOs), shareholder sell-downs and secondary and hybrid raising in Australia and off-shore, including participating in mergers & acquisitions activities. We have experience, resources and project management skills to ensure that the deal is completed even with changing timeframes and adapting to market-driven variables at short notice.

Equity Markets

Equity Markets

Assisting clients on :

  • initial public offerings (IPOs), rights issues and other securities offerings.

  • hybrids and debt/equity transactions.

  • derivative transactions.

  • Convertible Notes.

  • management buy-outs and buy-ins.

  • capital restructuring including buy-backs, capital reductions, and debt-for-equity swaps.

  • Information Memorandum, Prospectus and other disclosure documents.

  • Stock Exchange Listed Entities ongoing compliance.

Capital Management

Capital Management

Working closely with investment banks and advisory houses. Whether you’re looking to undertake a capital reduction by way of buy-back, seeking to raise capital to retire debt or to fund new initiatives, or interested in tailored hybrid securities developed to achieve specific objectives, we can advise you on your options and therefore help your business pursue the right strategy. We’re also able to provide related advice on dividend reinvestment plans, share purchase plans and employee incentive programs because we are experts on those fields.

Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

We have adopted a proactive approach to regulatory actions and concerns. We regularly liaise with the Australian Securities Investments Commission(ASIC), Australian Prudential Regulation Authority(APRA), Australian Competition and Consumer Commission(ACCC), The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre(AUSTRAC), the Office of Australian Information Commissioner, the Offices of Fair Trading and other regulators. Our experience dealing with regulatory action, especially investigations into organisations’ failure to comply with legal and regulatory requirements puts us in good shape when representing clients in regulator prosecutions or investigations. Our core tasks focuses mainly on financial services regulation, licensing and product and services disclosure obligations.

Capital Markets

Capital Markets

Our experiences includes :

  • debt capital markets including warrants and OTC derivatives.

  • equity capital markets including initial public offerings (IPOs), rights issues, entitlement offers, placements, derivative transactions and private equity.

  • corporate governance and listing rule compliance.

  • hybrids and securities with debt/equity-linked features (convertible notes, retail notes).

  • capital management including dividend reinvestment plans, employee incentive arrangements and buy-backs.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions

Whether it’s capital raising, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions or commercial contract negotiation, or takeovers to schemes of arrangements, we assist domestic and foreign investors on their investments in Australia.

We act for market participants including bidder companies, target companies and major shareholders, as well as their advisors, with specific interests with:

  • ASX-listed and unlisted companies

  • overseas clients who wish to invest in Australian-based companies

  • investment banks and other financial advisers

  • clients who require advice on cross-border transactions.

Restructuring & Insolvency

Restructuring & Insolvency

Proactively looking for ways to save companies rather than simply work through formal appointments through our corporate law department; we connect clients with relevant industry players (e,g. borrowers with non-traditional lenders, sellers with buyers of distressed debt) to facilitate and work towards preserving value for lenders, employees, creditors, and shareholders.  Previously we have acted for secured and unsecured creditors and engaged external advisors to get the right combination advisors and optimum results for our clients.

Our success is on creating trusted relationships with our clients and connecting their interests internationally.