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ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

Depiction of Services

Initial advice to final hearing and determination for all applications, objections, and appeals before Government Tribunals

Experience in administrative law includes statutory interpretation, freedom of information, natural justice, legislative drafting, regulatory drafting, tribunal work, regulatory systems, privacy, and procedural fairness.

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Australian Institute of Administrative Law
http://law.anu.edu.au/aial

Administrative Review Council
www.ag.gov.au/www/arcHome.nsf

Federal Magistrates Service
www.fms.gov.au/services/html/administrative.html

Department of the Parliamentary Library
www.aph.gov.au/library/intguide/law/adminlaw.htm

ARBITRATION
Experience in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, advising clients on arbitration and ADR clauses in agreements, conducting and appearing at mediations and arbitrations

International Court of Arbitration
www.iccwbo.org/index_court.asp

Law Engaging Alternate Dispute Resolution
www.leadr.com.au

United Nations Project on Dispute Settlement
http://r0.unctad.org/dispsett/index.htm

National Alternative Dispute Resolution Advisory Council
www.nadrac.gov.au

Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia
www.iama.org.au

ASSET PROTECTION
Advising clients on asset and wealth protection preventing personal and business property from being in jeopardy due to bankruptcy, directors’ liability, enforcement of personal guarantees or other domestic reasons
BANKING & FINANCING

General and specialist advice to businesses, financiers, and individuals on a diverse range of corporate and commercial finance transactions

Experience in banking, finance, and securities law, including transactional work for banks and financial institutions and advice and guidance regarding regulatory requirements

Reserve Bank Of Australia
www.rba.gov.au

Financial Services Institute of Australasia
www.finsia.com.au

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
www.apra.gov.au

Axiss Australia
www.axiss.com.au

Commonwealth Budget
www.budget.gov.au

BANKRUPTCY
Advising corporate and individual creditors, debtors, trustees, and liquidators in bankruptcy and insolvency law on corporate receiverships, voluntary administration, deed of company arrangements, winding up applications and bankruptcies

Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia
www.itsa.gov.au

Federal Magistrates Service
www.fms.gov.au/services/html/bankruptcy.html

Australian Insolvency Barometer
www.aib.abr.com.au

BUSINESS LAW
Advising clients on all aspects of business law including contract, sale of goods, consumer protection, trade practices, agency, advertising, partnerships, insurance and professional liability

Business Entry Point
www.business.gov.au/BEP2002

National Competition Council
www.ncc.gov.au

COMMERCIAL LAW
Advising commercial clients on business start-ups, joint ventures and partnerships, distributions and agency, franchising, advertising, and marketing, terms and conditions, and commercial contract law Company and business mergers, acquisitions and sales, restructures and amalgamations, banking and debt financing

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
www.acci.asn.au

Federal Government
www.fed.gov.au

AusIndustry
www.ausindustry.gov.au

COMPETITION LAW

Advising on anti-competitive and unfair market practices, mergers or acquisitions, product safety/liability, natural monopoly regulation and third party access

Clients often require advice on the competition law and regulatory implications of commercial transactions

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
www.accc.gov.au

National Competition Council
www.ncc.gov.au

Australian Consumers Association
www.choice.com.au

CONTRACTS
Advice on a broad range of contractual issues including rectification, trade practices uncertainty, failure of consideration, lack of authority, illegality, failure to comply with strict legislative requirements, undue influence, unconscionable conduct, specific performance, and damages for breach.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
www.accc.gov.au
CORPORATIONS LAW
Advice on all aspects of corporations law affecting the formation and operation of companies including, structuring and asset protection, regulatory and compliance matters, duties and obligations of company directors and officeholders, shareholders rights, statutory reporting and compliance, all issues under the Corporations Act and other relevant statutes and regulations

Australian Securities and Investments Commission
www.asic.gov.au

Australian Institute of Company Directors
www.companydirectors.com.au

EMPLOYMENT LAW
Advice on all aspects of employment law including hiring and termination requirements, tax, payroll and superannuation obligations Occupational Health and Safety requirements, discrimination and harassment issues, Industrial Relations, Workers Compensation, Public Liability, Risk Management Strategies & audits.

Office of the Employment Advocate
www.oea.gov.au

Breaking the Gridlock
www.simplerwrsystem.gov.au

Australian Workplace
www.workplace.gov.au

FRANCHISING
Advising both franchisors and franchisees on franchising, trade practice requirements, and the relevant code requirements, including reviewing contracts and agreements, leases, intellectual property protection, and dispute resolution
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
www.accc.gov.au
INDUSTRIAL LAW

Advice on industrial awards, certified agreements and other laws about conditions of employment, and protection of employers and employees

Advising on industrial injuries, injured employees, disciplinary matters, discrimination, unfair wrongful dismissal, health and safety issues and redundancy

Australian Industrial Relations Commission
www.airc.gov.au

Wagenet
www.wagenet.gov.au

International Labour Organization
www.ilo.org

INSURANCE LAW
Advice to insurers, corporations, and individuals and high-level litigation in commercial and professional indemnity actions, advice on policy issues, assisting with statutory compliance and risk management, dispute resolution and resolution of claims
Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
www.apra.gov.au
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Advice on the protection of original concepts and ideas and the laws about the protection of intellectual property including trademarks, designs, licensing trade secrets copyright, and patents

IP Australia
www.ipaustralia.gov.au

World Intellectual Property Organization
www.wipo.org

JOINT VENTURES
Advising on the legal and commercial issues about project identification, control and management, contributions and inputs, taxation and other structuring issues Advice, preparation, and negotiating terms of joint ventures and project development agreements for commercial, retail, and multi-residential developments. Advice for financiers and preparation of financing and loan agreements for specific projects
LEASING

Advising clients on all aspects of leasing for commercial and retail premises

Preparation of all leasing and disclosure requirements for landlords and tenants

LICENSING

Advising licensees and proprietors on the legal requirements of specific licensing regime

Preparation and assisting in licensing applications, determinations and transfers

Liquor Licensing
www.liquor.vic.gov.au
LITIGATION
Representation and advice on a vast range of in civil and commercial litigation
MEDIA-ENTERTAINMENT
Advise on issues and litigation about publishing and broadcasting, production, distribution and financing arrangements, defamation, contempt, copyright industrial relations, marketing, sponsorship, licensing and merchandising arrangements, intellectual property identification and protection

Australian Broadcasting Authority
www.aba.gov.au

Australian Communications Authority
www.aca.gov.au

Australian Film Commission
www.afc.gov.au

Office of Film & Literature Classification
www.oflc.gov.au

Australian Performing Rights Association
www.apra.com.au

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
Representing & advising purchasers and sellers in acquisitions and divestments in the areas of regulatory matters, due diligence, securities, intellectual property, foreign investment, financing agreements, commercial finance, project financing, debt restructuring, structuring, and employment law
REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT
Advising and representing business, corporate and private clients on property and Conveyancing transactions including acquisition, disposition, project development, leasing, financing, structuring, asset protection, and joint ventures

Building Commission
www.buildingcommission.com.au

Australian Property Council
www.propertyoz.com.au

State Revenue Office
www.sro.vic.gov.au

Land Registry Office
www.land.vic.gov.au

RE-STRUCTURING
Advising, designing and implementing changes to business, corporate and private clients’ capital or corporate structures to protect assets and reputation, enhance their value, and to minimise possible litigation or claims
SECURITIES

Advising and representing companies, directors, officers, and investors, in all matters affected by corporate, securities, and banking laws, including public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, buyouts, and tenders.

Advising on legal requirements of financial institutions and providing a broad range of legal services on corporate governance and compliance, and finance and business structures.

Australian Securities and Investments Commission
www.asic.gov.au

Financial Services Institute of Australasia
www.finsia.com.au

SPORTS LAW
Advising and representing on sports contracts, sponsorship and endorsement, venue and event management, ecommerce and internet, workplace relations, risk management, disputes, business structures and tax.

Australian Institute of Sport
www.ais.org.au

Australian Sports Web
www.ausport.gov.au

Australian & New Zealand Sports Law Association
www.anzsla.com.au

TAXATION

Advice for business, corporate and private clients on a variety of issues including income tax, Goods & Services Tax (GST), capital gains issues, payroll tax, stamp duty and tax litigation

International taxation issues including residency, source of income, double taxation, tax havens, foreign companies, and investment

Australian Taxation Office
www.ato.gov.au

Taxation Institute of Australia
www.taxinstitute.com.au

Board of Taxation
www.taxboard.gov.au

Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
http://gst.accc.gov.au

A New Tax System
www.taxreform.ato.gov.au

State Revenue Office
www.sro.vic.gov.au

TRANSPORT LAW
Advice for business, corporate and private clients about legal requirements affecting transport operations including, commercial documentation, freight forwarding, factoring agreements, subcontracting agreements, injury claims and compensation, contracts of carriage, insurance, dispute resolution and maritime law

Australian Transport Safety Bureau
www.atsb.gov.au

Australian Transport Council
www.atcouncil.gov.au

Department of Transport and Regional Services
www.dotrs.gov.au
www.forwarderlaw.com

TRUSTS & ESTATES

Advice on trusts for asset protection, business protection and continuity succession planning and taxation structuring

Expertise in the areas of trusts, companies, and the structuring and reorganisation of affairs ensures protection of assets being tax and stamp duty effective and that testamentary wishes are realised. Estate planning advice and act for estates in probates and letters of administration, family maintenance, claims against estates and defending claims

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