We understand that risk management can be tricky. That's why it's our business to understand your business.

 

The practice of commercial law involves looking at the way in which businesses interact with each other and the government. Specifically, this practice looks at how their actions impact on consumers, the environment and community while promoting trade and competition.

As a business owner, you need assurance you are legally compliant. This requires an awareness of the rules and regulations that affect your business, for example with things like:

  • Advertising
  • Employment
  • Franchising
  • Occupational Health, Safety & Licensing
  • Pricing
  • Privacy
  • WorkCover
  • Tax

We ensure companies have the confidence to compete nationally and internationally by integrating our governance, compliance and legal risk management practice with solid legal advice.

 

GOvernance & Compliance

Understanding Australian regulatory obligations is essential for any business. These regulations are designed to ensure fair competition and sufficient protection for all parties.

After tax, the biggest compliance risk for businesses in Australia is the Australian Competition and Consumer Act which is a complex, frequently amended piece of legislation.

We regularly deal with the Australian Competition Consumer Commission (ACCC) and are familiar with how they operate and what industries they target.  As with any compliance issue, profiling the risk level and balancing it sensibly against commercial imperatives is critical. This is our focus.

We advise on complex competition law; prepare authorisation applications to the ACCC, and litigate when we believe they have erred. We also advise on consumer guarantees, warranties, product liability and industry codes.