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Our Expertise

Commercial

Russell Kennedy’s Commercial lawyers help clients achieve their commercial objectives while navigating their way through the increasingly regulated business environment.

As specialist commercial lawyers Melbourne we deliver smart, sensible advice, taking into consideration the business environments and industries in which our clients operate. We act for a wide range of clients operating nationally and internationally including publicly-listed and private companies across industry sectors including general commercial business, not-for-profits and charities, and government.

Our lawyers have extensive experience providing commercial advice including: 

Commercial agreements, procurement and tenders

We regularly advise companies, government entities, not for profits, health, aged care and retirement living operators on all aspects of agreements, procurement and tendering.  

We have expertise regarding the conduct of private procurement processes (eg expressions of interest, requests for tender) and participation in applications to government and public procurement. Our assistance often starts from the inception of procurement (eg tender terms and conditions) through to legal evaluation of tender responses and negotiations with preferred tenderers.

We have also drafted and advised on complex supply and service agreements relating to the purchase of utilities, pharmaceuticals, equipment, raw materials, catering, information technology and maintenance contracts.

For various clients we have also undertaken the drafting of development, project management, construction, marketing and operational management agreements.

Finance

We provide advice on commercial finance, development and specialist finance, mezzanine funding, loan restructuring and asset management, negotiating and drafting credit facilities agreements and specialised security documentation.

We have particular experience in undertaking this work in the aged care, retirement living, property, local government and for small to medium companies requiring project based advice.

Taxation and duties

Our lawyers regularly provide taxation advice as part of the sale, acquisition, development or merging of assets.  We advise on federal and state taxes and duties including income tax, capital gains tax, GST, fringe benefits tax and payroll tax.

We also provide specific advice on customs and excise matters to organisations.