Corporate and Commercial

Our deep industry knowledge enables us to guide clients in their commercial dealings throughout all stages of corporate development and help them achieve their commercial and strategic business objectives.

We advise clients across a wide range of key industries and professions including Australian public and private companies and SMEs, multinational companies, large professional member organisations, private clients, not-for-profit organisations, and government entities and departments.

Understanding clients’ specific industry drivers and risks enables us to provide comprehensive legal advice and assist their navigation of legal and commercial contingencies which may affect corporate and commercial operations in dealing with regulators.

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Insights

Selling your medical practice

ACCC alleges SmileDirectClub misled consumers regarding health insurance reimbursements for clear teeth aligners

Modern slavery: New guide released for the financial services sector

The collective bargaining class exemption for small businesses is now in effect

Pitfalls of promoting health services on social media

Make privacy a priority, today and every day

The dos and don’ts of COVID-19 vaccine promotion

Dangers in negotiating commercial agreements

The importance of an up to date and relevant shareholders’ agreement

New disclosure obligations in New South Wales require increased transparency with consumers

Defamation – be careful what you post on social media

Retailers beware of advertising false promotions

How the changing definition of “consumer” under the Australian Law may affect you

Use of electronic signatures – a cautionary note

Clipping the wings of phoenix activity: New requirements for resigning directors

Statutory Demands – back to being an effective means of collecting debt from a corporate debtor

The value of a pharmacy partnership or shareholder agreement

Changes to ACNC Governance Standards

Do your staff members understand their obligations regarding the handling and storage of personal information?

Privacy and External Dispute Resolution schemes: Limitations for healthcare credit providers

Future directions for the Consumer Data Right

Major Insolvency Law Reform Enacted

Does your domain name meet the new trade mark eligibility rules?

Reinstatement of thresholds and other FIRB changes

How small businesses can utilise the ACCC’s new collective bargaining class exemption

New Zealand’s Privacy Act Overhaul

Pharmacy relocation – tips for navigating the critical steps

Key insights from July 2020 OAIC Notifiable Data Breaches Report

Safe Sleep and Rest Policies

Bushfire Emergency Declaration

Help! I’m being Audited

Family Day Care – Compliance and Policies and Procedures

Directors’ Duties

Be Data Smart

Applications for new PBS Approvals or relocations of existing PBS approvals

Important information for property developers in Victoria: State Taxation Acts Amendment Bill 2019

A reminder: Child Care providers in Victoria, now subject to the Victorian Reportable Conduct Scheme

Six axioms emerging from the Hayne report

Made a mistake? Tell the client asap or risk a finding of deceit

A Game Changer for Mutuals – New Law Expands Capacity to Raise Capital

Financial Services Royal Commission – The Interim Report – Emerging Regulatory Themes

Child Care Subsidy Law– An introduction to the new Minister’s Rules and Secretary’s Rules 2017

What to consider when you buy a Fitness Franchise

Fair Go! Are your standard contracts unfair?

Assigning your Commercial or Retail Lease

Charities Unclear and Uncertain about Disclosure of Political Donations and Expenditure

Are you prepared for the mandatory data breach notification regime?

Recent trends in buying and selling pharmacies

Pharmacy Franchise Law – tips for franchisees

Misuse, interference or loss of personal information by pharmacists – new mandatory notifications for data breaches

Expanding or contracting your pharmacy? Don’t forget Pharmacy Location Rule 121

How Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) may impact your business

Unfair Contract Protections Capture Standard Contract Loans to Small Businesses

Are Financial Service Providers prepared for the mandatory data breach notification regime?

Misleading Advertising in Financial Services

Meridian Lawyers bolsters its property and commercial leasing practice in Sydney

PI Cover for AFS Licensees – Check your cover as not all PI policies have the same cover

New Legislation Introduces Ban on Excessive Payment Surcharges

Expanded Protection for Whistleblowers in Corporate, Financial and Credit Sectors including Tax Misconduct

Put it in writing: Tools to protect and enforce minority shareholder rights (Part 2)

How to avoid copyright infringement

How fit are you, legally?

Crowd-sourced funding for start-ups and SMEs – offering shares to retail investors

Proposed new Insurance Code of Practice for Superannuation Trustees

ACCC increases franchisor scrutiny

‘Phillips arrangements’: It may be time to review your service company arrangements

NSW landlords and tenants affected by changes to the Retail Leases Act

Choosing the right not-for-profit structure

How long must you retain child care records in Victoria?

Amendment of service approvals – your options if you are refused

Proposed changes to National Quality Framework

Choosing the right business structure for your child care service

Family Day Care Law: avoiding breaches of the National Law and Regulations

Pharmacy sale and purchase trends during 2016: assignment of leases

Trends in business sales and purchases: assignment of leases

Abolition of stamp duty on purchase of business assets in New South Wales

Selling a veterinary practice

Succession planning for your partnership

Meridian Lawyers assists with NAPSA’s constitution overhaul

AHPRA extends its reach to social media

ACCC given greater powers to enforce new Franchising Code of Conduct

Positive partnerships: the comforts of a good partnership agreement

Buying and selling dental practices

Keeping your website up-to-date and accurate

Corporate governance update: ASX Rules

Spotlight on Fitness: an overview of Australian Consumer Law

Thinking of buying a franchise?

Retail shop leases: your rights as a tenant

Is this the end of your lease?

How healthy is your relationship with your business partners?