Our Expertise

Our lawyers are recognised subject matter experts with a proven track record of dealing with complex and sensitive transactions. We have the experience and attitude to deal with your legal needs, no matter how big or small.

Our market leading corporate and commercial team is outcome focused with a specific drive to make business easier for our clients.  We assist SMEs, large corporates and Governments in the following practice areas:

Corporate Structuring and Restructuring

Commercial Property

Mergers & Acquisitions

Lending and Corporate Finance

Business Agreements

Employment and Workplace Relations

Company Secretarial Services

Funds Management is a specialised, highly regulated and ever changing area of law.

Hazelbrook works with a range of investment managers both in Australia and overseas across a range of different asset classes (from agricultural and alternative assets through to securities and property), with a particular focus on:

  • Fund establishment
  • 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
  • Regulator liaison on behalf of responsible entities and investments managers with ASX and ASIC.

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 exemptions;
  • Australian credit licence applications (ACL)
  • Limited AFSL application for Accountants
  • Corporate authorised representative arrangements
  • Appointing responsible managers
  • Removing Key Person Conditions
  • Licensing advice
  • Navigating the day-to-day requirements of holding an AFSL or ACL.

Hazelbrook is proud to offer advice and guidance in respect of the full range of regulatory matters facing SMEs and large corporates including compliance with statutory obligations and development of best practice solutions. We can assist and provide advice regarding:

Privacy and Data Protection

Trademarks and Intellectual Property

Corporate governance

Compliance

Best Practice Procedures

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 risk.