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Business, Corporate & Commercial

Our corporate/commercial team includes Jim Prosser-Fenn & Michael Niven

A large and ever changing area of law means a team is needed to keep abreast of developments in these areas, and sometimes working together to provide a broad range of advice as a team on complex transactions.


  • Sale/Purchase of Business Agreements
  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Building contracts
  • Negotiations


  • Company registration/deregistration
  • Directors duties and responsibilities
  • Director personal liability
  • Company secretary procedures and responsibilities
  • Corporations Law
  • Governance issues
  • ASIC matters
  • Insolvent trading issues

Business Structures and associated agreements and documentation, considering matters of:

  • Asset protection
  • Taxation (company and personal)
  • Flexibility of transition and to finance
  • Tax losses
  • Costs v complexity
  • Capital input
  • Dissolution of partnerships
  • Profit sharing for:
  • Corporations
  • Joint ventures
  • Partnerships and limited partnerships
  • Trusts
  • Sole trader.

Business Succession for farming and non-farming businesses, considering:

  • Intergeneration transfers of property
  • Ease of transition
  • Buy/sell (option) agreements
  • Related party considerations
  • Maintaining value in business
  • Taxation considerations including income, capital gains, GST and other duty taxes.


 James E. Prosser-Fenn   |  Michael Niven