When enterprises are looking to raise capital or invest, Cooper Grace Ward delivers high quality, focused and pragmatic advice. This has helped our Brisbane law firm to build long-standing relationships with valued commercial clients, industry associations and government associations nationwide.
The investment and capital markets (otherwise known as ‘securities’) area of law is central to our operations at Cooper Grace Ward.
Our dynamic team of commercial lawyers deliver integrated legal and financial solutions to clients ranging from small initial public offerings to multi-million dollar debt and equity financings.
We provide advice to a variety of clients on either side of the capital markets equation. Our lawyers regularly act for clients including start-up ventures, high-growth companies, listed companies, venture capitalists, stockbrokers, scheme promoters, responsible entities, fund managers, trustee companies and superannuation trustees.
Our key areas of expertise in the capital markets area include:
- compliance and corporate governance
- due diligence processes
- equity and debt raisings
- financial services licensing
- managed investment schemes
- mergers and acquisitions
- private equity transactions
- property syndicates and trusts
- restructuring arrangements
One of our strengths is the expertise our corporate lawyers bring from working with a range of external advisers in the industry, including brokers, underwriters, accountants and corporate advisers.
As a result, we do not need to reinvent the wheel – we understand the important role these advisers play in the capital raising process.
Experienced at dealing with regulators
The role of regulators is critical in capital market transactions. Our experience in liaising with the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and secondary markets adds value for you and your business, as we understand regulators’ procedures and how best to approach them on difficult issues.
The trusted name in corporate law
Cooper Grace Ward’s team of commercial lawyers has earned the firm a place on the Doyle’s Guide list of leading corporate law firms (encompassing mergers and acquisitions and capital markets) in each edition since 2010.
Our in-depth working knowledge of evolving global capital markets allows us to provide innovative solutions to our clients. The team is adept at thinking outside the square to formulate strategies and solutions.
To speak with an experienced lawyer regarding capital markets, call (07) 3231 2444.