What Lawyers Do



Description of Work Undertaken by Leading Lawyers


COMPANY & COMMERCIAL LAW

  • company incorporation, including an appropriate constitution and shareholders’ agreement.
  • Corporate restructuring, including share buy-backs and financial assistance.
  • Director’s duties and liabilities exposure and corporate governance.
  • Employee share option plans and dividend re-investment plans.
  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • Commercial contracts including joint ventures, long term arrangements and outsourcing.
  • Finance and operating leases, finance restructuring.
  • Fund raising by way of share and debenture issues, prospectuses, new floats, rights issues and placements, unit trusts.
  • Due diligence.
  • Terms of trade and credit applications.
  • Market dominance and anti-competitive behaviour under various Acts.


COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

  • enforcement of contractual rights
  • insolvency, whether personal or corporate, for creditors, debtors, liquidators, and receivers
  • claims in negligence, that is, where a person has caused damage to another person by failing to take reasonable care
  • claims under the Fair Trading for conduct in trade which is likely to mislead or deceive
  • protection of intellectual property rights
  • debt recovery
  • claims in defamation, that is, where there has been publication of a statement which is damaging to the reputation of a person
  • actions to prevent a nuisance being created, or continuing
  • employment contract disputes


BANKING & FINANCE

  • Advice on securities and loan documents
  • Secured and unsecured lending
  • Acquisition finance
  • Project financing and other structured financing
  • Financial leases
  • Trade financing
  • Debt restructuring
  • Convertible note issues
  • Debenture stock trust deeds and stock issues
  • Discounting facilities
  • Enforcement and litigation of loan agreements and securities
  • Advice and litigation for receiverships and liquidations


COMMERCIAL PROPERTY & LEASING

  • Acquisition and development of industrial, commercial, and retail properties.
  • Leasing.
  • Dispute resolution.
  • Financing.
  • Resource Management.
  • Project planning.
  • Joint Ventures.
  • Public Offerings.