Commercial Law

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Commercial Lawyers

At Ivy Law Group, we focus on finding the right solution for you and your commercial and corporate matters. We are well versed and understand the realities of the legal issues that you may face on an everyday basis and the importance of a holistic, business-focused approach.

Whether you are engaging in your first business venture or have been in industry for some time, we believe in providing prompt and discreet legal assistance to you in any way required, including by ensuring you remain compliant and minimise unnecessary risks so that you can focus on and grow your business.

Our experience in the area of business law is not just limited to your business. Here at Ivy Law Group, we can assist you with a variety practice areas. With experience across areas of Commercial and Corporate law ranging from Transactional and Business Structuring to Franchising and Intellectual Property, our lawyers provide pragmatic and methodical advice in an effective way.

Commercial and Corporate Law Advice and Services

At Ivy Law Group, we offer a range of Commercial and Corporate services. We are able to advise you on:

Business Transactions

Business Structuring and Asset Protection

Contracts, Agreements, and Deeds

Competition and Consumer Law

Employment Law

Franchising

Trusts

Corporate Governance

Insolvency and Debt Recovery

Leasing (Non-residential)

Intellectual Property

How can Ivy Law Group help you?

Here at Ivy Law Group, flexibility and prompt attention to your business and commercial needs are hallmarks of our service.

Contact us today to discuss your commercial law needs on 02 9262 4003 or submit an online enquiry to get started.  

If you’re looking to purchase a business or company, it’s important to seek legal advice from an experienced commercial lawyer as soon as possible to assist you in this process.

There are many areas to consider including the business structure best suited to your needs, finance and tax considerations, undertaking due diligence, the goodwill of the business, contract documentation and any capital raising methods you wish to consider.  

To learn more, refer to our section on ‘Business Transactions: Buying or Selling.’

There are many legal implications and requirements involved with selling a business and so it is important to engage an experienced commercial lawyer early on to assist you in this process to ensure a smooth transition.

There are many factors to consider including: sale structure and inclusions, contract documentation, employment concerns, supplier agreements/contracts, leasing arrangements, sale costs and tax implications, intellectual property and more.

See our article on ‘key differences between a business sale and a share sale’ to learn more.  

Understanding the types of business structures available before starting a new business is crucial. The four most common business structures in Australia are:

  • Sole trader: you operate the business as an individual and are solely legally responsible for the business, inclusive of all debts and liabilities.
  • Partnership: two or more individuals or entities that agree, usually by way of a partnership agreement, to conduct a business together.
  • Company: as a separate legal entity, a company structure is ideal for individuals or entities considering the prosperity and growth of their business.
  • Trust: the trustee holds property or income for the benefit of its beneficiaries.

Our experienced commercial lawyers can help you understand the different structures that may be available and appropriate for your business.

There are many different ways to raise capital for your business. The three most common are:

  • Debt capital – this is essentially raising capital by borrowing money.
  • Equity capital – this requires you to sell part of your business in return for the capital used to grow the business. Equity capital allows you to raise more capital than you might be able to through a loan or security. 
  • Other formscrowd sourced funding is a new and popular way to raise capital through online intermediaries whereby online investors raise capital your business needs for a very, very small part of your business.

Our commercial lawyers can assist you with working out which form of capital raise will work best for you and your business.

Contracts form a large part of any business. Our experienced Sydney commercial lawyers can assist with a range of contracts, including: partnership agreements, confidentiality agreements, joint venture agreements, employment agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements, consultancy agreements, advertising, sponsorship and marketing rights, licensing agreements, terms and conditions, service agreements, shareholder agreements, along with loan, mortgage and security documents.  

Yes. At Ivy Law Group, we can advise you on a range of employment law matters, including: employment agreements or contracts, independent contractor’s agreement and subcontracting agreements, termination of employment and exit plans, advice in relation to Fair Work Australia (FWA), restraint of trade obligations and confidentiality agreements, employee grievances and workplace disputes, workplace bullying or harassment.

Call us today on 02 9262 4003 to discuss your employment law needs.

There are various ways to protect your business’s intellectual property. These can include trademark registration, copyright, patents, distribution arrangements, licensing, terms and conditions and privacy policies, advertising and sponsorship rights and matters relating to e-commerce. Our experienced commercial lawyers can assist in all of these areas.

Australian Competition and Consumer Law encompasses a range of authorities and statues which work to protect the needs of consumers and regulate businesses selling goods and services to consumers.

These protections and regulations aim to prevent consumers from falling victim to business conduct that is against the law and can include things such as: misleading and deceptive conduct, unfair contract terms and false or misleading representations.

At Ivy Law Group, our experienced Sydney commercial lawyers can help you navigate the Competition and Consumer Law system whether you are a business or a consumer.

There are different types of trusts available for both businesses and individuals ranging from unit trusts (assets held on trust for the beneficiaries/unit holders), testamentary trusts (associated with wills), and discretionary trusts (often used by families).

Trusts are also a commonly used business structure, whereby the trustee holds property or income for the benefit of its beneficiaries. This type of trust can often be tricky to set up and so it is important to advice from a commercial lawyer before doing so.

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