Straightforward | Enterprising | Effective - Cranston McEachern Lawyers
October 20, 2018

Commercial Law

The commercial law section of Cranston McEachern focuses on delivering outcomes to meet the needs of its clients in a cost efficient and prompt manner without overly complicating matters with technicalities.

Our Wide Range of Services

Our experience varies from advising on corporate structuring, commercial transactions, and commercialisation of intellectual property through to corporate governance and trade practices compliance.

common commercial law transactions include:
  • competition terms and conditions;
  • due diligence audits;
  • corporate governance;
  • franchising;
  • joint ventures;
  • construction agreements;
  • partnerships; 
  • real estate contracts;
  • advise to directors and officers of their respective duties;
  • attending board meetings;
  • drafting privacy policies;
  • drafting conflict of interest policies;
  • preparing Notices of Motion, resolutions, and board minutes;
  • advising on all ASIC requirements;
  • counselling board members on policies to avoid breach of duty.
our services extend to:
  • establishing corporate structures;
  • establishing trust structures;
  • unwinding and varying structures where necessary;
  • advising and structuring in relation to stamp duty matters;
  • conduct of company meetings and activities;
  • liquidations, receiverships and external administrations;
  • strategic alliances;
  • product licences;
  • distributorship, service and consultancy agreements;
  • restrictive trade practices.

commercial and civil litigation overview:

We represent businesses and individuals in all types of busines and commercial disputes, ranging from simple contract claims to complex actions.  We help clients analyse the risk and cost of litigation and the relative benefits of settlement or mediation to determine the resolution that best meets their business objectives.

we have experience litigating cases involving:
  • corporate acquisitions;
  • securities, technology;
  • intellectual property;
  • unfair competition;
  • bankruptcy; and
  • a host of other business-related claims.

we litigate in all state and federal courts:
  • enforcing contracts;
  • seeking injunction orders;
  • arbitration proceedings;
  • administrative proceedings;
  • specific performance actions;
  • damages; and
  • debt recovery.

clients we represent include:
  • local developers;
  • financial institutions;
  • property managers;
  • landlords and contractors;
  • business professionals;
  • small businesses; and
  • national companies

corporations law overview:

Cranston McEachern regularly advises clients, companies and individuals on all legal aspects of corporate and business transactions. We regularly counsel clients on their choice of business entity, raising capital, business governance, business and succession planning and tax issues.  Our lawyers represent entities of all sizes in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and reorganisations.

we have comprehensive legislative knowledge of:
  • Australian Competition and Consumer Act
  • Federal Constitution
  • Fair Trading Act
  • Property Law Act
  • Retail Shop Leases Act
  • Commercial Arbitration Act
  • Corporations Act
  • Bankruptcy Act