Commercial & Corporate Advisory

Doing business in Australia is complex and requires knowledge of the regulatory and commercial environment and an understanding of the operational risks. Stephens Lawyers & Consultants multi-skilled lawyer approach enables our team to provide timely strategic and commercial advice to support our clients’ commercial objectives.

Stephens Lawyers provides advisory services to boards and management of companies and organisations on corporate governance, regulatory compliance and risk management affecting operational matters and asset protection including preparation of policies.

Stephens Lawyers expertise includes corporate/business structuring, mergers and acquisitions and commercial contracts. We also take on the role of trusted advisor and legal counsel for companies that do not have an in-house legal team.

Stephens Lawyers can assist with all aspects of contractual negotiation and preparation and review of commercial agreements including:

  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Sale of Business, Mergers and Acquisitions Agreements
  • Partnerships and Joint Ventures Agreements
  • Manufacturing and Supply Agreements
  • Licence, Franchise, Distribution and Agency Agreements
  • Lease Agreements
  • Consultancy and Employment Agreements
  • Services Agreement
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Heads of Agreements/Term Sheets/Memorandums of Understanding

International Trade

Links to Publications

ACCC: Compliance and Enforcement Priorities for 2019

Franchising in Australia – October 2018

Dealership, Distribution, Re-seller & IP Licence Agreements and the Australian Franchising Code of Conduct – October 2018

Legal Business Structures for Bands and Musical Ensembles – September 2014

Competition Law Considerations following the Metcash decision – October 2011

Corporations Law Update: Recent Decisions About Directors’ Duties and Liabilities – October 2007