Buying & Selling Businesses

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Whether you are buying or selling a business, we have the legal skills and experience to guide you every step of the way. We are experienced enough in the industry to ensure that all the technical legal issues are addressed throughout the transaction, and your interests are protected.

We draw on our experience in business sale transactions across a broad range of industries to advise our clients on issues ranging from due diligence and property matters, to shareholders agreements and restraints upon competition.

As your Business Lawyers we will help and advise you through each of the important issues that arise in buying or selling your business, including:

Buying or Selling your Business

  • Review or Preparation of the Business Sale Agreement
  • Assignment of Lease
  • Asset Purchase or Sale
  • Purchase or Sale of Shares or Units
  • Clarification of Fixtures and Fittings
  • Current Supplier Agreements
  • Checking for Business Debts on the PPSR

Franchise Business

  • Buying a new Franchise Business
  • Taking a transfer of an existing Franchise Business
  • Selling your Franchise Business
  • Franchise review and advise

Structuring

  • Shareholders
  • Partnerships
  • Joint ventures

Property Matters

  • Securing transfer of lease or grant of licence
  • Investigating and identifying uses to which the business premises may be put

Intellectual Property

  • Identifying what intellectual property is owned by a business
  • Ensuring a clear and smooth transfer of intellectual property rights
  • Taking steps to protect intellectual property rights

Warranties and Due Diligence

  • Identifying and drafting warranties which a vendor needs to make and a purchaser needs to rely on
  • Advising and assisting in relation to the due diligence process

Restraints of Trade

  • What restraints can be sought by the purchaser
  • How to ensure practical enforcement
  • Restraints on solicitation of customers and employees