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Norman Waterhouse
Robust, relevant and understandable contracts are essential to every business transaction, support business relationships and manage risk. At Norman Waterhouse, we have a large team of dedicated and experienced individuals who can assist you with every aspect and at every stage of your business.

Our approach

The Commercial team at Norman Waterhouse draws its strength from its diverse team consisting of specialists in business migration law, corporate law, estates and succession law, employment law, international trade and investment law, property law and taxation law.

We have significant experience assisting a broad range of domestic and international clients including family business, small to medium enterprise, large consolidated groups, ASX listed companies and incorporated associations.

Our diverse industry experience includes agribusiness, aviation, banking and finance (including e-commerce and crypto-currencies), charities, construction, cyber security and data privacy, entertainment, food and beverages, education, gaming, logistics, manufacturing, medical devices and technology, mining and resources, insurance, property development, skincare and cosmetics, sport, technology (including block-chain), tourism, retail and wine.

Our aim, for all clients, is to provide you with tailor made agreements and documents that address your unique commercial situation, are sensitive to the commercial realities of your unique industry and provide you with a competitive advantage in the market, while ensuring legal risks are effectively managed and compliance requirements are met.

The Commercial and Consumer services offered by Norman Waterhouse support, and are supported by, our other areas of expertise including:

- Commercial dispute resolution

- Corporate governance

- Employment and safety

- Property, development, construction and conveyancing

- Taxation and Business structuring

- Taxation, superannuation and wealth management

- Wills & estate planning

Access to this broad range of experience and expertise means that we can provide all legal services your business may require at every stage of your business.

Specialisations

  • Australian Competition and Consumer Law
  • Commercial leasing and rental agreements
  • Commercial negotiations and agreements
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
  • Corporations and securities regulation and compliance
  • Distribution, agency and licensing arrangements
  • Due diligence
  • Foreign Investment and trade negotiations
  • Franchising
  • Licence and distribution agreements
  • Manufacturing and supply contracts
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • memoranda of understanding and heads of agreement
  • Partnership and Joint Venture agreements
  • Privacy policies
  • Sale and purchase of business and assets
  • Sale and purchase of shares
  • Securities including mortgages and loan agreements
  • Service and consultancy agreements
  • Shareholder and unit holder agreements
  • Supply agreements and terms of trade
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