Corporate and Advisory

Corporate and Advisory

The corporate and commercial group at David Landa Stewart have accumulated many years of experience in commercial matters, working for a variety of clients ranging from Australian divisions of multinationals to trusts, financial institutions, high net worth families, and family businesses.

The group provides expertise and legal advice on a range of corporate issues including:

Business Structures

  • shelf company acquisition
  • formation and structure of new business ventures
  • shareholder agreements
  • investment agreements
  • business succession agreements

Acquisitions and Disposals

  • agency agreements and confidentiality agreements
  • acquisition and disposal of businesses and corporate entities
  • due diligence and risk analysis
  • partnership interests, joint venture interests and interests in investments
  • sale and purchase of minor shareholdings

Joint Ventures

  • set up and structure
  • agreements to regulate control and management
  • advice as independent counsel on disputes and resolution
  • advice on obligations under Corporations Act including director's duties, shareholder rights, financial reporting and lodgment requirements


  • set up and structure
  • preparing trust deed
  • advice on interpretation
  • advice on trustee obligations and beneficiary entitlements


  • supply and distribution agreements
  • service and consultancy agreements
  • licensing agreements
  • Terms and Conditions of Trade
  • Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) compliance and enforcement


  • Corporations Act/ASX Listings Rules compliance
  • NSX

Intellectual Property

  • confidentiality agreements
  • acquisition and disposal
  • asset protection


  • advising on structure and preparing documentation
  • preparing and advising on franchise agreements
  • dvising on compliance with Franchising Code of Conduct
  • assisting with termination and transfer of franchises

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