Practical Law Australia Corporate Transactions provides you with up-to-date and practical know-how on the transactions that companies commonly undertake as part of their business operations. Coverage includes share acquisitions, asset acquisitions, joint venture arrangements, takeovers, reductions of share capital and corporate group re-organisations.

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Practice notes

Practice notes
Practice notes provide you with practical know-how on carrying out corporate transactions in accordance with the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), including an outline on the appropriate processes to follow and the key legal issues that commonly arise for the particular type of transaction.

Standard documents and clauses

Standard documents and clauses
Standard documents provide up-to-date templates for the documents required to implement transactions, including drafting notes for particular clauses that describe common issues and negotiation positions.

Checklists

Checklists
Checklists ensure you have covered all legal and practical considerations relevant to a transaction.


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Tim Perry

Tim Perry has more than 12 years' experience practising at leading law firms in Australia, including Gilbert + Tobin and DLA Piper. Tim's expertise includes advising on public and private mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, restructures, capital raisings, privatisations and other government transactions, corporate governance, directors' duties and commercial contracts.

Robert Macredie

Robert Macredie has more than 12 years practising experience at leading international law firms in Australia and the United Kingdom, including Baker & McKenzie and Herbert Smith Freehills. Robert's expertise includes advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, investment funds, restructures, capital raising, corporate governance, directors' duties and commercial contracts.

Shan-Ree Tan

Shan-Ree Tan joined Practical Law Australia after more than eight years in practice at leading Australian law firm Gilbert + Tobin. His expertise includes leveraged private equity investments and trade sales, as well as restructures, capital raisings, fund structuring, foreign investment, state transactions, employee incentive schemes, corporate governance, commercial contracts and charities.

Kate Merrifield

Kate Merrifield joined Practical Law Australia after 10 years in practice as a corporate lawyer at leading Australian law firm Gilbert+Tobin. Kate's practice included advising clients on a range of corporate transactions and commercial matters including restructures, acquisitions and disposals of private companies, commercial contracts, corporate governance and compliance with the Corporations Act and Listing Rules.

Lauren Singh

Lauren Singh joined Practical Law from specialist corporate firm Watson Mangioni where she advised on IPOs, mergers and acquisitions. Lauren's experience includes advising clients on capital raising, corporate governance (particularly for ASX listed companies), restructures and general corporate advisory matters.

Sheridan Pinheiroh

Sheridan Pinheiro joined Practical Law Australia after more than 10 years' experience working on corporate and commercial legal documents in the knowledge management team of leading international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills. Prior to that, Sheridan practised in-house for a media group on a range of corporate and commercial matters.

"Practical Law Australia's fully integrated Corporate Transactions resources are designed to assist corporate lawyers with their day-to-day workflow. Lawyers have instant access to overviews and detailed guidance on corporate law issues, along with standard documents that provide clause-by-clause commentary to assist lawyers with drafting and negotiations. Clients expect that their lawyers will get the law right as a minimum. We help you to do that faster, so that you can spend your time on the value-adds that differentiate you."
Tim Perry Tim Perry, Head of Corporate

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Featured Resource Toolkit: Transfer of Shares Whenever parties enter into an agreement for the sale and purchase of shares in a proprietary or unlisted company, whether for a minority holding or for the company's entire issued share capital, completion of the transaction will involve a transfer of the relevant shares. This toolkit provides a collection of practical know-how resources that explain the share transfer process and help lawyers to ensure that they fulfil the relevant legal and process requirements, including: Practice note: Transfer of shares Checklist: Approving and registering a transfer of shares Standard document: Board minutes: transfer of shares Download now Transfer of Shares

Whenever parties enter into an agreement for the sale and purchase of shares in a proprietary or unlisted company, whether for a minority holding or for the company's entire issued share capital, completion of the transaction will involve a transfer of the relevant shares.

This toolkit provides a collection of practical know-how resources that explain the share transfer process and help lawyers to ensure that they fulfil the relevant legal and process requirements, including:


  • Practice note: Transfer of shares
  • Checklist: Approving and registering a transfer of shares
  • Standard document: Board minutes: transfer of shares
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