Practical Law Australia Commercial covers a range of topics
relevant to your everyday business operations. Our expertly drafted practice notes, standard documents and checklists provide you
with an outline on the appropriate processes to follow when approaching a new or unfamiliar legal problem and highlight the common legal issues you may come across.

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Practice Notes

Practice notes
Practice notes outline both the legal issues and practical concerns relevant to your commercial transactions.

Standard documents and clauses

Standard documents and clauses
Ensure you have an up-to-date template for all documents required to implement a transaction, including drafting notes for particular clauses that describe common issues and negotiation positions.

Checklists

Checklists
Double check that you have covered all legal and practical points relevant to a particular transaction.


Why Practical Law Australia Commercial?

Rely on trusted content

Rely on trusted content

Draft error-free documents faster using industry leading commercial law templates that are constantly maintained by expert legal writers to reflect best practice and the latest developments in law.

Get up to speed quickly

Get up to speed quickly

Don't get caught off guard. Use our practical guides to anticipate the questions you will receive from a specialist or external counsel - before they get asked.

Upskill your team

Upskill your team

Empower your team and delegate with confidence, when you know all juniors are working from resources developed by commercial law experts with practice experience.

Gain a competitive advantage

Gain a competitive advantage

Stop referring your clients onto specialists and expand your firm's areas of practice with globally trusted commercial law know-how.


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Our team

Meet the in-house legal writers who create and maintain our Commercial resources.

Hanna Soderlindh

Hanna Soderlindh has more than 10 years' experience in corporate law, having practised at leading Australian law firms, including Ashurst and Jones Day. She specialises in mergers and acquisitions and a broad range of corporate advisory matters. Hanna holds a Swedish Master of Laws Degree from Stockholm University.

Michael Milnes

Michael Milnes has extensive legal and commercial experience, practising both as in-house counsel and at leading law firms in Australia, the UK and France. Michael has experience of advising at a strategic and operational level, across a wide range of commercial legal practice, including major contracts, competition and consumer law issues, marketing law, technology, IP and brand protection. Michael is also currently completing a Masters of Business Administration.

"In today's fast-moving business environment, lawyers are expected to keep up-to-date with the current legal position and best practice across multiple aspects of commercial practice. Practical Law Australia's Commercial resources include clear and helpful practice notes, standard documents, checklists and powerful research tools. These resources are created, maintained and updated by an experienced team of expert legal writers, all with real-world commercial law firm or in-house experience. Practical Law Australia provides you with the tools, know-how and insight that you need to advise faster and with more confidence, so you can add even more value to your clients or organisations."
Michael Milnes Michael Milnes, Head of Commercial Law

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