Commercial contracts & dealings
We appreciate the need for plain language and deliver easy-to-understand contracts that protect your commercial interests and clearly identify the scope of work and obligations of all parties to provide certainty and minimise risk.
Drawing on our extensive experience in contract preparation for a range of clients, we provide sound commercial advice on all aspects of drafting and negotiating commercial and procurement contracts, documentation and procedures and contract administration.
Our commercial team advises leading corporate clients including banks, telecommunication providers, large IT suppliers, university commercialisation companies as well as government.
We understand and appreciate that contracts must be understood by the people who are ultimately administering them so we prepare contract administration manuals detailing how the contract operates, relevant time limits and sample pro forma notices.
Our expertise also includes structuring, negotiating and establishing joint venture and infrastructure sharing arrangements across a range of industries including resources and renewables, technology, real estate, and food and agribusiness.
Rather than always just pushing for the strongest legal position, we take a more practical and pragmatic approach, regularly advising clients on which risks are likely to be acceptable in the commercial context of a deal.
We approach things practically and commercially.
To find out more, contact Damien Clarke
Brisbane Airport Corporation
Acted on the procurement of its core IT network as well as on a range of ground services such as trolleys and transport.
Advised on brand promotional agreements (marketing and branding activity and placement of brands) and standard supply terms.
Retail Food Group
Advised on licensing of major food brands into China for commercialisation in that region.
Advised Energex and Eraring Energy on their standard procurement suites.
Gold Coast City Council
Advised on the redevelopment of its entire procurement suite, including guidance notes for users and extensive training on all documents.
Prepared a suite of major wholesale telecommunications contracts, advised on regulatory exemptions and advised on impacts of NBN enabling legislation.
Advised on a range of contract matters for one of Australia’s largest data centre providers.
Prepared documentation and negotiated a major multiyear exclusive pre-sale ticketing sponsorship arrangement for all Live Nation-promoted concert tours in Australia.
Joint venture agreements
Structured, negotiated and drafted a significant number of joint venture arrangements and advised on many of the high profile commercial transactions undertaken, largely in the resources sector.