Clayton is the leader of Batch Mewing’s Corporate and Commercial practice. He is a firm believer in joining with clients on their business journey to ensure commercial success.
Over his 13 years of practice in the Brisbane legal market Clayton has earned a reputation for defending his clients’ interests staunchly while never losing sight of the commercial focus of transactional, structuring and advice work. It is this combination of attributes that clients regard so highly.
Clayton brings with him a wealth of experience in the following areas of corporate and commercial law:
- drafting, negotiating and advising on commercial contracts, including intellectual property assignment and licence agreements, end user licence agreements, website and general business (commercial) terms & conditions, supply / distribution agreements, service agreements, confidentiality agreements, loan and security documentation (including attending to Personal Property Securities Register registrations)
- advising on, and attending to, trade mark registration
- advising on Australian Consumer Law implications in agreements
- advising on business structuring, assisting in establishing corporate and trust structures and restructuring, drafting shareholders agreements, partnership agreements and joint venture agreements
- advising on Corporations Act provisions, including directors’ duties, disclosure obligations, employee share schemes and voidable transactions
- attending to corporate secretarial matters including maintenance of registers and lodgement of ASIC forms
- reviewing, advising on, and negotiating commercial leases (including retail shop leases) and deeds of assignment
- advising on franchising laws, agreements and disclosure documents
- all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including negotiating and drafting sale agreements, conducting due diligence inquiries, reviewing and negotiating leases and supply agreements, preparing reports for corporate clients, advising on all implications of transactions including property, employment and securities, attending to settlements of transactions