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Corporate and Commercial Law

Achieving successful commercial objectives, requires not only excellent legal and commercial advice; it’s  also about understanding our clients’ businesses, industries and their expectations.

Porto Grace and Drew Lawyers can transform complexity into clarity. We are a firm who can be  depended upon to shoulder responsibility, anticipate and manage risks and develop solutions.

Our corporate and Commercial team acts for companies, individuals and investors on a range of strategic legal issues for their expansion and investment strategies.

Our Expertise


  • Preparation of shareholder, partnership and joint venture agreements
  • Distribution, agency and other trade agreements
  • Purchase and Sale of Business
  • Advice in a wide range of Commercial Contracts
  • Terms and Conditions of Trade
  • Customer Credit Applications
  • Privacy and data protection


  • Loans and Securities
  • Finance or operating leases
  • Charges and Mortgages

Intellectual Property

  • Trade mark registration (including international trade marks)
  • Trade mark opposition
  • Licences, assignments and sale of Intellectual Property
  • General Intellectual Property Advice


  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Franchise system development and structuring
  • Franchise document preparation
  • Trade practices and compliance issues
  • Trade marks, copyright, design, patent and protection
  • Leasing and licensing agreements
  • Taxation issues – capital gains, stamp duty, payroll tax

Corporate and Corporate Governance

  • Advising corporations ( both public and private) in relation to ASIC and Corporations Act requirements
  • Advice on Directors’ Duties
  • Financial services regulation
  • Incorporation of companies
  • Liabilities and rights of indemnity
  • Allotment of share capital
  • Appointment and resignation of Directors

ASX Listing Rules

  • Capital Raisings
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Licensing arrangements
  • Share sales and purchasing
  • Joint ventures
  • Insolvency Advice

Trade Practices

  • Advice on Trade Practice Act
  • Business and Trade Structuring
  • Trade Practices compliance program
  • Product liability and recalls