Cooper Grace Ward has a demonstrated history of success in advising clients on business mergers, acquisitions and divestments, including issues related to:
- purchasing and selling business interests, assets and shares
- business structuring and reorganisation
- business succession
- superannuation and tax, including comprehensive advice on capital gains tax, stamp duty and GST issues
- workplace relations and safety
- intellectual property
- general commercial matters.
Based in Brisbane CBD, our mergers and acquisitions team has been included in Doyle’s Guide’s listings of leading Queensland corporate law firms for the past five years consecutively.
Clients our corporate lawyers advise in this area include ASX listed companies, overseas listed companies and MMEs located throughout Australia as well as Brisbane and Queensland.
When working with you, our lawyers adopt a proactive and holistic approach to integrating the expertise you require to achieve the best possible outcomes for you and your business. We draw upon internal resources such as high-level tax, workplace relations, intellectual property and commercial experience.
From due diligence to completion
Our corporate lawyers believe in developing strong relationships with your other advisers, such as accountants and corporate consultants, to ensure the smoothest possible process, from due diligence through to completion.
We have extensive experience working with regulators including ASIC, APRA, ASX, the ATO and the ACCC to ensure mergers and acquisitions meet their requirements.
This experience gives us in-depth knowledge of these regulators’ procedures and how best to approach them on difficult issues.
Mergers and acquisitions is a key area of specialty for Cooper Grace Ward. There is a lot riding on M&A deals – people’s jobs, the future of the business, and in some cases family legacies – and negotiations can be tense and time sensitive.
As one of the areas of the law that reaches board level, everything in M&A must be handled with the utmost care and precision only highly experienced corporate lawyers can deliver.
To contact our mergers and acquisition team, call Cooper Grace Ward on (07) 3231 2444.