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Our team of award-winning lawyers and professionals are dedicated to providing high-quality, commercially pragmatic and timely advice.

Corporate & Commercial

Corporate & Commercial

Our market leading corporate and commercial team is outcome focused with a specific drive to make business easier for our clients.

We assist domestic and international listed companies through to early stage and middle market private companies and are specialists in providing advice to contractors to the Australian Government.

We primarily assist mid-cap and large corporates in relation to the full suite of corporate and commercial advice including:

  • Corporate Structuring and Restructuring;
  • General Corporate and Commercial Contracting;
  • Equity Capital Markets;
  • Commercial Property;
  • Lending and Corporate Finance;
  • Employment and Workplace Relations;
  • Outsourced Legal General Counsel;
  • Intellectual Property including IP Commercialisation;
  • Corporate Governance; and
  • Company Secretarial Services

Financial Services & Funds Management

Financial Services & Funds Management

Hazelbrook are industry recognised financial services, managed funds and regulatory specialists.

MANAGED FUNDS

We work with investment managers in Australia and offshore across a range of different asset classes with a particular focus on:

  • Fund establishment, including fund governing documentation and investment management agreements;
  • Capital raising for listed, retail and wholesale funds;
  • Merger, restructure and takeover of funds;
  • Fund governance;
  • Fund operation including advice regarding disclosure, sales, distribution and marketing activities; and
  • Regulator liaison with ASX, APRA and ASIC.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Financial services is a highly regulated area of law and subject to complex and onerous provisions as well as ongoing change. Our team are recognised specialists and have a depth of experience working in this field of law. We have extensive experience in:

  • Australian financial services licence (AFSL) applications, variations and advice;
  • Australian credit licence applications (ACL);
  • Corporate authorised representative arrangements;
  • General Compliance advice; and
  • Navigating the day-to-day requirements of holding an AFSL or ACL.

REGULATORY

Hazelbrook is proud to offer advice and guidance in respect of the full range of regulatory matters including compliance with statutory obligations and development of best practice solutions.

We also assist businesses take stock of their legal health, through a tailored legal health check. This process seeks to identify those deficiencies in documentation and processes that could leave the business vulnerable to a range of legal, commercial and regulatory risks.

Mergers & Acquisitions and Banking & Finance

Mergers & Acquisitions and Banking & Finance

We offer a sophisticated transactional practice and act for clients operating across a range of industries including agribusiness, technology & IP, biotechnology, renewables, energy and resources, pharmaceutical, industrial, IP and financial services.

Our experience includes acting on published deals for listed clients, as well as cross border transactions with foreign listed counterparties.

We have advised on takeovers and schemes of arrangements, including friendly and hostile and we advise the full range of participants, from bidders and targets through to directors, shareholders, investment banks and other stakeholders.

We seek to gain a thorough understanding of our clients' objectives, and leverage off our deep expertise and experience to deliver great transactional outcomes.

Through our partnership with one of Australia’s leading banking and finance experts with more than 20 years of experience in Australian and international finance markets, our team has advised on corporate finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, property and project finance, restructuring and distressed debt transactions.

Equity Capital Markets / IPO

Equity Capital Markets / IPO

We advise ASX (and other exchange) listed companies, corporate advisory firms, private equity and venture capitalists, underwriters, responsible entities of managed investment schemes and fund managers on the full range of capital market transactions, including initial public (IPO) offerings, secondary capital raisings, capital maintenance and ongoing compliance.

We work with clients to manage the full IPO lifecycle and have strong knowledge of pre-IPO fundraising, capital management and restructuring, back door listings and delisting.

We have a strong understanding of the market and its participants, achievable market terms and outcomes and the extensive compliance obligations of the ASX, APRA and ASIC.

Our team has a deep understanding of the specific requirements and approaches taken by issuers, underwriters and “cornerstone” investors in initial public offering (IPO) transactions.

We also act on difficult and strategic capital management matters, including advising listed companies looking to undertake on-market buy-backs, entitlement offers or underwritten dividend reinvestment plans.

  • Conducting initial public offerings (IPOs) including managing and advising on the ASX listing process.
  • Establishing and structuring listed and unlisted managed funds/ ETFs.
  • Advising on the structuring of complex capital instruments.
  • Executing entitlement offers and arranging equity subscriptions.
  • Advising on subsequent offerings including rights issues, private placements, share purchase plans, DRP underwritings and on the establishment of share and interest sale facilities.
  • Post IPO listing compliance, and ongoing regulatory compliance including disclosure requirement.

Technology, IP, Data & Privacy

Technology, IP, Data & Privacy

Technology & IP

We advise on IP and related issues for a range of businesses from start-ups through to established and long standing businesses, and in relation to transactional and non-transactional matters including:

Structuring / advising, drafting and negotiating:

  • Software licensing agreements;
  • Software Distribution and reseller agreements;
  • SaaS Agreements;
  • Outsourcing agreements; and
  • Our team provide support throughout the ICT procurement lifecycle from procurement design, negotiation and contract advice through to implementation.

Assisting with all stages of the IP commercialisation process, including:

  • Assisting with IP protection including trademarking;
  • Advising on and preparing sale / assignment agreements, joint venture agreements, IP licensing agreements and related commercial agreements.

Data & Privacy

An area of increasing concern and regulation for Australian businesses and Governments, we work with clients across a range of industries to provide highly responsive and tailored data and privacy support, including:

  • Preparing and advising on privacy and cyber security policies, documentation and procedures;
  • Assisting with privacy and data security breach preparedness and response;
  • Advising on Privacy Act compliance matters, including privacy-related dispute resolution;
  • Advising on digital marketing activities and compliance with the Spam Act; and
  • Advising on mandatory notifications and regulatory compliance, including notifiable data breach regime.

Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Hazelbrook Legal provides commercially pragmatic strategies to assist our clients in mitigating risks at every stage of a dispute, from pre-emptive tactics and initial planning, to mediation, conflict resolution and multi-party litigation.

Our team’s depth of experience is essential to ensuring our clients’ reputational interests are protected, while also maintaining a focus on commercial risk and opportunity. Our versatile negotiators strive to secure optimal mediated or litigated outcomes, with our clients’ commercial intentions always at the forefront.

At Hazelbrook Legal, we believe that obtaining a thorough understanding of our clients’ business and building true relationships is crucial to our success; we believe that it is this approach that guides our clients to achieving the most commercial resolutions in what are often difficult circumstances.

We have developed deep and trusted relationships with some of Australia's most recognised and respected barristers and counsel, ensuring our clients are supported by a team that works hand in glove.

We have acted for clients on a range of dispute matters in various Courts including the Federal Circuit Court, Federal Court, ACT Supreme Court, NSW Supreme Court and the SA Supreme Court. Key matters have included defamation matters involving significant Australian mastheads and complex and financially material contractual disputes.

Corporate & Commercial

Corporate & Commercial

Our market leading corporate and commercial team is outcome focused with a specific drive to make business easier for our clients.

We assist domestic and international listed companies through to early stage and middle market private companies and are specialists in providing advice to contractors to the Australian Government.

We primarily assist mid-cap and large corporates in relation to the full suite of corporate and commercial advice including:

  • Corporate Structuring and Restructuring;
  • General Corporate and Commercial Contracting;
  • Equity Capital Markets;
  • Commercial Property;
  • Lending and Corporate Finance;
  • Employment and Workplace Relations;
  • Outsourced Legal General Counsel;
  • Intellectual Property including IP Commercialisation;
  • Corporate Governance; and
  • Company Secretarial Services

Financial Services & Funds Management

Financial Services & Funds Management

Hazelbrook are industry recognised financial services, managed funds and regulatory specialists.

MANAGED FUNDS

We work with investment managers in Australia and offshore across a range of different asset classes with a particular focus on:

  • Fund establishment, including fund governing documentation and investment management agreements;
  • Capital raising for listed, retail and wholesale funds;
  • Merger, restructure and takeover of funds;
  • Fund governance;
  • Fund operation including advice regarding disclosure, sales, distribution and marketing activities; and
  • Regulator liaison with ASX, APRA and ASIC.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Financial services is a highly regulated area of law and subject to complex and onerous provisions as well as ongoing change. Our team are recognised specialists and have a depth of experience working in this field of law. We have extensive experience in:

  • Australian financial services licence (AFSL) applications, variations and advice;
  • Australian credit licence applications (ACL);
  • Corporate authorised representative arrangements;
  • General Compliance advice; and
  • Navigating the day-to-day requirements of holding an AFSL or ACL.

REGULATORY

Hazelbrook is proud to offer advice and guidance in respect of the full range of regulatory matters including compliance with statutory obligations and development of best practice solutions.

We also assist businesses take stock of their legal health, through a tailored legal health check. This process seeks to identify those deficiencies in documentation and processes that could leave the business vulnerable to a range of legal, commercial and regulatory risks.

Mergers & Acquisitions and Banking & Finance

Mergers & Acquisitions and Banking & Finance

We offer a sophisticated transactional practice and act for clients operating across a range of industries including agribusiness, technology & IP, biotechnology, renewables, energy and resources, pharmaceutical, industrial, IP and financial services.

Our experience includes acting on published deals for listed clients, as well as cross border transactions with foreign listed counterparties.

We have advised on takeovers and schemes of arrangements, including friendly and hostile and we advise the full range of participants, from bidders and targets through to directors, shareholders, investment banks and other stakeholders.

We seek to gain a thorough understanding of our clients' objectives, and leverage off our deep expertise and experience to deliver great transactional outcomes.

Through our partnership with one of Australia’s leading banking and finance experts with more than 20 years of experience in Australian and international finance markets, our team has advised on corporate finance, leveraged and acquisition finance, property and project finance, restructuring and distressed debt transactions.

Equity Capital Markets / IPO

Equity Capital Markets / IPO

We advise ASX (and other exchange) listed companies, corporate advisory firms, private equity and venture capitalists, underwriters, responsible entities of managed investment schemes and fund managers on the full range of capital market transactions, including initial public (IPO) offerings, secondary capital raisings, capital maintenance and ongoing compliance.

We work with clients to manage the full IPO lifecycle and have strong knowledge of pre-IPO fundraising, capital management and restructuring, back door listings and delisting.

We have a strong understanding of the market and its participants, achievable market terms and outcomes and the extensive compliance obligations of the ASX, APRA and ASIC.

Our team has a deep understanding of the specific requirements and approaches taken by issuers, underwriters and “cornerstone” investors in initial public offering (IPO) transactions.

We also act on difficult and strategic capital management matters, including advising listed companies looking to undertake on-market buy-backs, entitlement offers or underwritten dividend reinvestment plans.

  • Conducting initial public offerings (IPOs) including managing and advising on the ASX listing process.
  • Establishing and structuring listed and unlisted managed funds/ ETFs.
  • Advising on the structuring of complex capital instruments.
  • Executing entitlement offers and arranging equity subscriptions.
  • Advising on subsequent offerings including rights issues, private placements, share purchase plans, DRP underwritings and on the establishment of share and interest sale facilities.
  • Post IPO listing compliance, and ongoing regulatory compliance including disclosure requirement.

Technology, IP, Data & Privacy

Technology, IP, Data & Privacy

Technology & IP

We advise on IP and related issues for a range of businesses from start-ups through to established and long standing businesses, and in relation to transactional and non-transactional matters including:

Structuring / advising, drafting and negotiating:

  • Software licensing agreements;
  • Software Distribution and reseller agreements;
  • SaaS Agreements;
  • Outsourcing agreements; and
  • Our team provide support throughout the ICT procurement lifecycle from procurement design, negotiation and contract advice through to implementation.

Assisting with all stages of the IP commercialisation process, including:

  • Assisting with IP protection including trademarking;
  • Advising on and preparing sale / assignment agreements, joint venture agreements, IP licensing agreements and related commercial agreements.

Data & Privacy

An area of increasing concern and regulation for Australian businesses and Governments, we work with clients across a range of industries to provide highly responsive and tailored data and privacy support, including:

  • Preparing and advising on privacy and cyber security policies, documentation and procedures;
  • Assisting with privacy and data security breach preparedness and response;
  • Advising on Privacy Act compliance matters, including privacy-related dispute resolution;
  • Advising on digital marketing activities and compliance with the Spam Act; and
  • Advising on mandatory notifications and regulatory compliance, including notifiable data breach regime.

Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Hazelbrook Legal provides commercially pragmatic strategies to assist our clients in mitigating risks at every stage of a dispute, from pre-emptive tactics and initial planning, to mediation, conflict resolution and multi-party litigation.

Our team’s depth of experience is essential to ensuring our clients’ reputational interests are protected, while also maintaining a focus on commercial risk and opportunity. Our versatile negotiators strive to secure optimal mediated or litigated outcomes, with our clients’ commercial intentions always at the forefront.

At Hazelbrook Legal, we believe that obtaining a thorough understanding of our clients’ business and building true relationships is crucial to our success; we believe that it is this approach that guides our clients to achieving the most commercial resolutions in what are often difficult circumstances.

We have developed deep and trusted relationships with some of Australia's most recognised and respected barristers and counsel, ensuring our clients are supported by a team that works hand in glove.

We have acted for clients on a range of dispute matters in various Courts including the Federal Circuit Court, Federal Court, ACT Supreme Court, NSW Supreme Court and the SA Supreme Court. Key matters have included defamation matters involving significant Australian mastheads and complex and financially material contractual disputes.

Collaborations & Events

We partner with experts in their field to seamlessly offer the deep specialisation and wide expertise required to comprehensively address the most complex challenges.

Hazelbrook are also pleased to provide our complementary Hazelbrook Value Series – a quarterly invite only event providing a unique opportunity for our clients to hear from and meet with industry leading experts.

Cyber Collaboration

Comprehensive cyber-attack and data breach support

Cyber security attacks are estimated to be costing the Australian economy more than $20 billion a year, with some form of cyber-attack posing a potentially devastating threat directed at businesses or individuals every 10 minutes.
The internet wasn’t designed with security and privacy at the fore, and in an increasingly online world the growing threat of cyber-attacks presents reputation, data security and legal risks that demand a new approach to keep our businesses, customers and stakeholders safe.

Hazelbrook Legal, in partnership with security experts Internet 2.0 and reputation management firm Bastion Reputation have developed a first-of-its-kind approach to help prevent and prepare for cyber risk, respond fast to reduce the impact of attacks, and protect or restore your reputation.

Our comprehensive approach uses our proprietary legal, technical and reputation risk assessment processes, best practice strategy and continuity planning, and advice and support to manage all communication, legal, technical and data management needs.

Industry Recognition

2021

Women in Law Awards

Winner

Executive of the Year

2021

Australian Law Awards

Finalist

Boutique Law Firm of the Year

2021

Lawyer's Weekly -
Partner of the Year

Finalist

Corporate Law

2021

Lawyer's Weekly -
Partner of the Year

Finalist

Financial Services

2021

Lawyer's Weekly -
Partner of the Year

Finalist

Mergers & Acquisitions

2021

Lawyer's Weekly -
Partner of the Year

Finalist

Commercial

2020

Lawyer's Weekly -
Partner of the Year

Finalist

Financial Services

2020

Lawyer's Weekly -
Partner of the Year

Finalist

Commercial Law

2020

Lawyer's Weekly -
Partner of the Year

Finalist

Corporate Law

2020

Lawyer's Weekly -
Australian Law Awards

Finalist

Law Firm of the Year

2019

Lawyer's Weekly -
Australian Law Awards

Finalist

Law Firm of the Year

2019

Lawyer's Weekly -
Partner of the Year

Winner

Corporate Law

2019

Lawyer's Weekly -
Partner of the Year

Finalist

Financial Services

2019

Lawyer's Weekly -
Partner of the Year

Finalist

Mergers and Acquisitions

2019

Lawyer's Weekly -
Partner of the Year

Finalist

Commercial Law

2018

Lawyer’s Weekly -
Women in Law Awards

Finalist

Boutique Diversity Law Firm
of the Year

2018

Lawyer's Weekly -
Australian Law Awards

Finalist

Senior Associate of the Year

2018

Lawyer’s Weekly -
Partner of the Year

Finalist

Financial Services

2018

Lawyer’s Weekly -
Partner of the Year

Finalist

Mergers and Acquisitions

2018

Lawyer’s Weekly -
Partner of the Year

Finalist

Commercial Law

2018

Lawyer’s Weekly -
30 Under 30

Finalist

Banking and Finance

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