We regularly act for some of Australia’s largest producers and distributors, and have a detailed understanding of legal and commercial business operations issues faced by our clients.

 Our broad range of experience covers:

  • manufacturing, warehousing and distribution agreements
  • operational matters including packing, bottling, processing, labelling, vending, marketing, sponsorships, t's & c's and promotions
  • sales and purchases of businesses and brands
  • public mergers and takeovers
  • joint ventures
  • sales and procurement arrangements
  • acquisitions, sales and leasebacks of wineries, vineyards and winery equipment
  • vineyard developments
  • financing facilities, including acquisition and development facilities and credit lines
  • equity raisings including private placements and employee share option schemes
  • Australian Consumer Law issues
  • strategic and commercial advice on dealing with major retailers and suppliers.

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