The importance of Shareholders’ Agreements

Many of our clients are immensely passionate about their business, have invested their life’s savings and have years of experience within their respective industries. Frequently, their business relationships with various stakeholders evolve as they form crucial business partnerships or joint ventures with complementary businesses. When parties come together in such instances, we usually insist that [...]

2021-05-05T01:07:19+00:00May 4th, 2021|Business Advice, Business Partnerships, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Dispute Resolution|Comments Off on The importance of Shareholders’ Agreements

Mind your business (IP): The importance of guarding your intellectual property in supply relationships

Receiving an order from a new customer or distributor for your innovative product or service can be an exciting and rewarding event, particularly for SMEs trying to crack an interstate or overseas market. Oftentimes though, in the eagerness to cement this new supply channel, businesses can overlook the importance of setting ground rules when it [...]

2021-03-10T00:51:11+00:00March 10th, 2021|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory, Intellectual Property|Comments Off on Mind your business (IP): The importance of guarding your intellectual property in supply relationships

Upcoming changes to unfair contract term legislation

Unfair contracts legislation came into effect around November 2016 targeting standard form contracts of large businesses that were unfair to and taking advantage of the consumer.  Since its introduction there have been a few amendments, the biggest being extending the definition of consumer to include small businesses. 2021 is bringing further amendments which are quite [...]

2021-02-11T00:12:37+00:00February 11th, 2021|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Upcoming changes to unfair contract term legislation

Should I formally document my arrangements with suppliers? The (not so) obvious commercial advantages of Supply Agreements

Should we bother with a Supply Agreement? For a lawyer, the above question is akin to asking “should I tie my shoe laces?” but putting the legal ‘nerd alert’ to one side, there are many good commercial reasons why it is important to have a supply agreement in place. Whilst the list of benefits is [...]

2021-01-27T00:47:15+00:00January 27th, 2021|Business Advice, Contracts, Corporate Advisory|Comments Off on Should I formally document my arrangements with suppliers? The (not so) obvious commercial advantages of Supply Agreements