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Corporate and Commercial

Sophie Grace has valuable experience which can assist you in relation to all our general corporate and commercial legal needs.

Sophie Grace can advise and assist on:

The Business Startup Process

Sophie Grace can assist by preparing and/or negotiating several documents that are required to establish a company.

Establishing an appropriate business structure

It is important to choose a business structure that supports your goals whilst complying with all applicable legislation.

Obtaining the correct documentation

Sophie Grace can assist in the preparation of documentation for businesses in the corporate and commercial area, Funds Management, or Financial Services Industries.

Sale of existing Businesses and Licences

Sophie Grace can ensure your transition to a new business is as smooth as possible by assisting with negotiations for the sale or purchase of a business and the licences held.

Drafting / Negotiating Legal Documentation

Sophie Grace can assist with the drafting and/or negotiating of legal documentation in connection with setting up and running your business.


Establishing your business

There are a range of requirements when establishing your business.

We can assist you by preparing and/or negotiating the following documents:

  • Constitutions;
  • Shareholders Agreements;
  • Subscription Agreements; and
  • Sale and Purchase Agreements.

Choosing the right business structure

There are many things to consider when starting up your business in the financial services and credit industries – from a business structure that supports your aspirations, to ensuring you meet any applicable regulatory requirements such as the Australian Financial Services (“AFS“) regime, National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009 and Australian Consumer Law.

At Sophie Grace we can assist you by providing the following legal solutions to ensure you get your structure right the first time:

  • Corporate Structuring;
  • Buy/Sell Agreements;
  • Share/Unit Holder Agreements;
  • Loan Agreements; and
  • Licence Agreements.

Ongoing operation of your business

Once your business is established, there are further legal documents which may be required. Sophie Grace can assist you in the preparation and/or negotiation of these documents, including:

  • Minutes/Board Resolutions;
  • Management Agreements;
  • Client Agreements; and
  • Leases.

We also have expertise with the correct documentation for Funds Management and Financial Services businesses.


Next Steps

In the event you decide to move on from your business, Sophie Grace can assist by acting on your behalf to ensure a smooth transition. We have expertise in negotiating transactions in relation to financial services businesses.

Sophie Grace can provide you with the following services:

  • Sale of your business and any licenses held; and
  • Purchase of a business and any licenses held.

Contact us for any further information on how we can help you with your business ventures.

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