Corporate & Commercial

We have extensive expertise and experience in all aspects of corporate and commercial law. We provide companies with commercial and strategic legal advice ranging from assistance at an infancy/startup stage right through to a private trade sale. Our team works closely with company board members and management teams on a range of issues including corporate governance matters, structuring and restructuring, compliance, reporting and regulatory requirements.

We also assist clients on contractual matters such as management and service contracts, as well as business and share sales and general corporate and commercial legal queries. We have a long association with the credit union movement. We have represented a broad range of credit unions – community and industrial, urban and rural, large and small, affiliated to a representative body or otherwise and we are at the forefront of developing strategies to respond constructively to new legislative and regulatory requirements.

  • commercial agreements
  • corporate structures and restructuring
  • debt and equity financing
  • mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • joint ventures, partnerships and co-ownership arrangements
  • the establishment of regulated funds
  • corporate governance advice
  • employment law advice
  • security review, perfection and enforcement
  • advice on credit union regulatory issues and commercial disputes

Work Highlights

  • providing legal support to a board facilitating forensic accounting investigation into various irregularities and reporting to the Central Bank and seeking injunctive relief on behalf of a local authority to restrain unlawful occupation of lands required for a new road construction
  • providing due diligence and advisory services in respect of two recent credit union multi-party transfers of engagement
  • advising on the establishment of a regulated fund for investment to include social and other housing projects
  • acting in the sale of an insurance brokerage
  • acting in the sale of a leading mechanical and electrical engineering business
  • acting in the purchase of a manufacturing supplier in the perishable food sector
  • representing a Norwegian bank in a multi-vessel shipping finance transaction