Every day around the world hundreds of thousands of business transactions are completed.
That might range from a private purchase of a social media giant through to a new lease of a building or an agreement with a supplier.
Whatever the case, smart businesses know how to protect their profits and their risk with appropriate legal advice and documents to underpin their transactions in the market.
Business Purchase and Sale
Buying or selling a business is a significant transaction. Ensuring your contract adequately protects you and gives you the certainty you need to proceed is imperative before signing on the dotted line.
Standard terms or conditions may not be suitable for your needs, so while many agents will prepare draft contracts it is important you get them either reviewed or re-drafted to check for red flags.
Beyond that we can help you manage the process from “heads of agreement”, through due diligence, finance and completion.
Terms and Conditions
A solid set of relevant, practical and tailored terms and conditions will form the bedrock of good relationships with your customers.
It’s not just about picking the longest most stringent terms you can find – it’s about creating a process that your business can follow which is smooth, easy to implement, protects your risk and helps to build your business.
Businesses regularly enter into commercial arrangements with third parties, including via service agreements with customers, arrangements with suppliers, asset leases with equipment owners and financing arrangements with lenders.
It is not only important to ensure that the drafting of these contracts is in the best interests of the business but also that documentation complies with legislative frameworks such as the Australian Consumer Law, the Franchising Code of Conduct and the registration of securities under the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth).
We stay abreast of all changes to give you confidence in your business dealings with third parties.
Leases and Property
If you are a bricks and mortar business then the chances are you either own property or lease it. Either way there are terms to be dealt with, risks to be allocated and negotiations to be had.
We can help you from go to woah with your commercial leasing and property needs.
Loans and Securities
Many companies rely on finance from third parties to fund their operations. That might be from a director loan, bank finance, equity funding or a variety of other sources.
We can help you prepare, negotiate and review both the funding documents and associated securities to ensure that your business is protected. And if things go wrong we can help you enforce your securities.
Website and Software Agreements
With businesses increasingly, and in some cases exclusively, operating in an online environment, it is critical to ensure engagement with customers via website and/or portal is defined and regulated for the ongoing benefit of the business. Our team can assist by drafting an end user licence agreement either as part of a business’s website or portal terms and conditions or as a standalone document for companies specialising in SAAS, app or game development.