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Our Expertise

Business Lawyers Melbourne

Russell Kennedy’s corporate and commercial legal team acts for major public and private companies, foreign corporations, property developers and government instrumentalities.

As premier Business Lawyers Melbourne we have extensive legal expertise in mergers and takeovers, prospectuses, ASX listings, underwriting, equity raising and acquisitions or sales of businesses. Our corporate and commercial team advises on all provisions of the Corporations Law and Competition and Consumer Act. We act for our clients in specialist taxation matters such as CGT and GST. We also advise on new business operations, business structures and superannuation.

We have an abundance of experience in the preparation of commercial agreements in areas such as joint ventures, distribution of products, agency arrangements, syndicates, franchising, and production and management.

Two lawyers in Russell Kennedy’s Business Services team have been recognised as among Australia’s best in the 2018 Best Lawyers in Australia list.

Many of our clients are headquartered in Victoria and have a particular need for legal advice that is based on the regulatory regimes operating in the State.  We also have a particularly strong client base in regional cities and regularly visit to understand first hand their operating environment.  We act for many clients located interstate and internationally, and can call upon our affiliated Australian firms as a member of the International Alliance of Law Firms, to assist if necessary.

Russell Kennedy draws on premium expertise and a genuine understanding of the various industry sectors to provide experience and insight for our clients.

Our expertise includes:

  • Commercial agreements
  • Business sales, mergers and acquisitions
  • Direct selling law
  • Business and investment structures
  • Shareholder, partnership and joint venture agreements
  • Business and succession planning
  • Corporations law and corporate advisory
  • Competition law
  • Intellectual property
  • Information technology
  • Commercial disputes

We are a trusted advisor to many successful private and public companies both nationally and internationally.  We understand the challenges they are facing and draw on our premium expertise and a genuine understanding of the various industry sectors to provide experience and insight for our clients.