Corporate, Commercial & Business Law

As a business owner, you operate in a complex regulatory environment.

We’ll help you proactively identify your obligations under company legislation, ASIC, ACCC, and other regulatory bodies to enable you to develop a business strategy that allows you to meet them.

Navigate front end risks with commercial contracts and relationship agreements including franchises, partnerships, and shareholder agreements drafted and reviewed by our experienced team.

Business Structures

The right business structure is essential to protect your assets and allow you to scale up and protect your intellectual property. If you’re starting out, consider getting legal advice early so you don’t lock yourself into a structure that’s a bad fit for your business.

The best structure for you will depend on the type of business you run, eventual goals, and liability considerations. Finn Roache have overseen the implementation of a diverse range of structures for businesses ranging from sole traders to listed companies and managed funds. We also have extensive experience in stakeholder agreements and franchising.

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Asset Sales

Whether you’re acquiring or selling business assets, you want to make sure that all aspects of the transaction are properly documented. We’ll draft or review the many documents that cover all aspects of the acquisition and divestment of business assets and shareholding. This includes mergers, trade sales, IPOs, and back door listings.

Mergers, acquisitions, and sales also have a range of other legal implications. We’ll advise you on any real estate, intellectual property, finance, and litigation considerations that might arise from the transaction.


Getting the management and administration of your business right is essential. By developing protocols that are tailor-made for your business’s individual needs, you can set yourself up for future success. We’ll review and draft the documentation you need to set out individual and company responsibilities, and ensure compliance with corporate law and governance.

Our advice on corporate and commercial law includes:

  • Structuring your business to maximise financial outcomes, in association with your tax advisors.
  • Drafting and reviewing contracts and agreements.
  • Drafting and reviewing supply and distribution agreements.
  • Advice on your compliance obligations with regulatory bodies.
  • Buying and selling businesses, assets, and shares.
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