Corporate & Commercial

In any business, finding the balance between opportunity, risk and outcome can be complicated. So our experienced team of Corporate & Commercial Lawyers cut through the complexity to provide straightforward, practical advice.

We have a long history of achieving highly favourable results for clients, large and small, in transactions ranging from the structuring and transfer of businesses to joint venture agreements, capital raisings and licensing arrangements.

Similarly, our advice on day-to-day business issues such as corporate governance, risk management, competition and consumer law matters and financing, whether critical or otherwise, is prompt and to the point, ensuring you receive the best result and maximum cost-effectiveness.

Key Services

  • Acquisitions, mergers and disposals
  • Australian Consumer Law
  • Business structuring, transfers and succession planning
  • Capital raising and IPOs
  • Commercial contracts, agreements, documents and leases
  • Competition and consumer law
  • Consumer credit
  • Corporate governance and compliance
  • Credit reporting
  • Directors duties, indemnities and insurance
  • Dispute resolution
  • Due diligence
  • Employee share plans
  • Financial Services Regulation (FSR) compliance
  • Franchising
  • Guarantees and indemnities
  • Information technology, social media and internet
  • Intellectual property commercialisation, management and litigation
  • Joint ventures and partnerships
  • Personal Property Securities
  • Privacy law
  • Private equity
  • Private health insurance
  • Risk management and asset protection
  • Securities
  • Shareholder and investor agreements
  • Technology commercialisation
  • Trade contracts (Australia and overseas)

What Clients Say

It is my pleasure to provide this testimonial for Sandy Donaldson. My company, Police Health has engaged with Sandy and his team for the last 20 years and the length of that relationship speaks volumes for its value to the company and the individuals who have had the pleasure of working with him. Sandy really believes in ensuring the best outcome for his clients and the energy and expertise that he applies to his work is second to none. Sandy (and I ) clearly enjoy building relationships that are based on trust and respect, this relationship allows for frank and open dialogue, teamwork and high level engagement. All of these qualities are essential to an optimal outcome.

Peter Shanahan
Chairman - Police Health
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Maritime Constructions is a turnkey provider uniquely capable of self-performing the full spectrum of specialised marine, civil and mechanical disciplines to deliver complex marine infrastructure projects from design and engineering through to commissioning. Projects include jetties, wharves, boat ramps, marinas, dredging, navigation aids, underwater pipelines, etc. The company operates to an Integrated Management System (IMS) that is ISO accredited for Quality, Environment and Occupational Health & Safety. We first sought the services of William Esau and his team in 2013 to assist with various commercial matters that were important to the continued growth of our business. From the first meeting, we were impressed with not only the professionalism and knowledge of William and his team, but also William’s personable and pragmatic approach. This was very important to our business. On that basis, our relationship has evolved over the years, and we now consider William and the team at DW Fox Tucker Lawyers to be our trusted advisors – using them for commercial, tax, property, employment and workers compensation advice. We have no hesitation in recommending William and his team to anyone seeking clear, concise and commercial advice.

Simon Giessauf
General Manager - Maritime Constructions Pty Ltd
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Elston needed a new approach to our legal representation in commercial matters concerning business protection. Joe, Helene and the team at DW Fox Tucker have provided that ‘can do’ attitude matched with genuine legal knowledge and expertise. In the arena of litigation, in particular, Joe and Helene’s experience, resourcefulness and perceptive insights have been invaluable. I highly recommend the services of DW Fox Tucker without reservation.

Ben McNamara
Chief Operating Officer - Elston
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Recently, Brett Thorneycroft and his M&A team assisted us with securing a large project involving the acquisition of multiple assets, transfer of staff and ongoing management and licencing agreements. AV&M’s client was a large international investment fund, and the commercial documentation and interactions with the various parties involved with the project were complex. This project involved work that was fast-paced, complex and technical. From the outset, Brett and his team provided exceptional service and worked tirelessly to meet tight deadlines and changing circumstances. This often involved late nights and weekend work, all of which was completed efficiently and effectively. Brett’s skills, experience and counsel were of great value and with the support from his team, assisted us in successfully completing the transaction. AV&M has worked with the DW Fox Tucker team for many years on a range of matters including commercial, tax, property, employment, workers compensation and IP and we would have no hesitation in recommending DW Fox Tucker to anyone looking for trusted legal advisors.

Matt Alexander
Director - Advanced Viticulture & Management
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The accolades DW Fox Tucker receive are no accident and highly deserved. I have some insight into how lawyers and law firms operate and can say without any exaggeration that in my experience DW Fox Tucker are the best. Their lawyers are highly professional and super intelligent. I very much appreciate their work and the knowledge they share, which has helped me to become a better business owner.

Chris Harris
CEO & SMSF Specialist Adviser - Exelsuper
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Through the sale of our restaurant, we engaged the team at DW Fox Tucker, primarily the services of Marianna, to help us navigate the sales process. Marianna, was nothing short of excellent in her service, helping us understand what was required by all parties. Her solution orientated approach made her a pleasure to deal with, and as such we highly recommend her and the team.

Terry Rodgers, Aaron Martin & Anna Camberlengo
Directors - Amici Insieme Pty Ltd

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