What we do
Corporate focus

We provide advice and services to our clients on some of their most important strategic decisions and transactions.

Our transactional practice is the core of our business. 

We represent companies, venture capital funds, private equity funds, family offices, financial institutions, angel investors and other private investors in a full range of transactions.

We work alongside our clients’ boards, management and legal teams, providing tailored advice on legal and regulatory requirements, emerging trends and market best practice, including with respect to domestic and international corporate law and governance frameworks.

We advise on directors’ duties and liabilities, board composition and board policies, market disclosure and related procedures and systems, director and senior executive contracts and transitions, remuneration structures and disclosures, including employee share plans and incentive arrangements, annual reports and annual general meetings, shareholder meetings and communications generally and internal capital management initiatives such as buy-backs, capital reductions and dividend reinvestment plans. 

The venture capital industry is constantly evolving, with innovative deal structures and alternative financing sources meaning that fund managers cannot afford to sit still.

We use our mastery of the law and strong business acumen to handle day-to-day legal matters in a practical and efficient manner.

We are viewed by our clients as key business advisors who provide much more than legal advice—we are a partner and an extension of their team.

We provide advice to corporates and family-owned companies on raising capital from long-term investors, for mostly unlisted minority and majority transactions.

We are experienced in drafting all types of definitive documents to support the most appropriate structure for a transaction. We recognize that each transaction is unique and is a key component of our clients’ continued success and growth. We take the time to counsel clients as to the benefits and risks of various approaches and provide accurate, concise documentation to memorialize the decision-making process for future business growth reference.

We support companies on all aspects of corporate governance, legal risk and compliance advice. We provide clear and constructive advice and ensure director and management duties are observed.

A minority investment involves an investment, generally by a private equity or venture capital fund, in which the investor acquires less than a majority of the voting securities of the company. The considerations and issues involved in a non-control, minority investment are different from those involved in a buyout or other private equity transaction where the investor acquires a controlling equity position in the target company.

WHAT WE DO
General Corporate Services

Clients retain us to act as their “outsourced in-house counsel.”

This comes with three benefits: (i) we develop an in-depth familiarity with our client’s business, culture and legal needs; (ii) we maintain a long-term relationship, which facilitates efficiency of service; and (iii) we become an integral part of our client’s management team.

We provide constructive and practical guidance to companies and their boards to maximise these opportunities, anticipate trends in corporate governance and meet the growing expectations of investors and other stakeholders.

We work at the interface of directors’ duties and financial services and other regulatory obligations, guiding how best practice and compliance reinforces both these duties and obligations.

Our lawyers work with clients to maintain corporate records including board of directors’ meeting minutes. We are frequently asked to participate in board meetings and counsel directors regarding fiduciary duties and other legal matters. We also advise our clients on general contract matters and business questions.

Our lawyers work with clients to maintain corporate records including board of directors’ meeting minutes. We are frequently asked to participate in board meetings and counsel directors regarding fiduciary duties and other legal matters. We also advise our clients on general contract matters and business questions.

We use our mastery of the law and strong business acumen to handle day-to-day legal matters in a practical and efficient manner.

We are experienced in drafting all types of definitive documents to support the most appropriate structure for a transaction. We recognize that each transaction is unique and is a key component of our clients’ continued success and growth. We take the time to counsel clients as to the benefits and risks of various approaches and provide accurate, concise documentation to memorialize the decision-making process for future business growth reference.