Corporate / Commercial

Civic Legal has experience in most aspects of corporate and commercial work, including but not limited to:

  • incorporation of companies;
  • strategic advice on corporate shareholding structures;
  • advising on corporate governance and directors’ duties;
  • mergers, acquisitions and disposals of corporations;
  • boardroom and shareholder disputes;
  • flotation of companies on the Australian Stock Exchange;
  • advising corporations on administrations, receiverships and liquidations;
  • acting for administrators, receivers and liquidators;
  • creation of trusts;
  • preparation of shareholder agreements;
  • preparation of joint venture agreements;
  • preparation and/or review of franchise documents;
  • advice on franchising;
  • leases of commercial and industrial premises;
  • preparation of standard terms and conditions of business;
  • contracts for the sale of goods and services;
  • intellectual property work including:
    • advice and registration of trade marks;
    • advice on copyright;
    • trade secrets;
    • business names and domain names;
  • preparation of fixed, unit and discretionary trusts;
  • compliance with Trade Practices Act, Fair Trading Act and other commercial laws;
  • compliance with Financial Services Reform Act;
  • mergers, acquisitions and disposals of corporations or shares therein.