Munro Lawyers is able to advise on the establishment of franchises. This includes the preparation of the disclosure document required by the Trade Practices Act and the drafting of the relevant agreements between yourself and the prospective franchisees.
Business Acquisition and Sale
Munro Lawyers acts for clients in respect of the sale and purchase of businesses or the sale and purchase of shares. We can assist you in negotiating the terms of the deal with the prospective purchaser or vendor and attend to the documentation of the final agreement. Given our strong taxation expertise, we can also ensure that on selling a business, you will be in the best position to minimise the tax payable on the proceeds of sale.
Joint Venture Agreements
In many commercial and business transactions parties enter into ventures together. Munro Lawyers is able to advise on the taxation and commercial law aspects of such joint ventures, importantly, having knowledge on the intricate tax differences that can arise from different joint venture arrangements. We are able to draft appropriate agreements to not only protect you in the event of ta fallout with your joint venture partner, but so that you are also aware of the taxation and revenue consequences of your arrangements.
We advise on the use of partnership structures for businesses.
We provide partnership agreements which allow partners to structure their relationship with other partners to establish the shares of profits (or losses) each partner will take, what will happen to the business after a partner leaves or a new partner is admitted and advice on the taxation consequences for partners.
We also provide limited liability partnership agreements.
Employee Share Plans
We provide advice to employers in businesses in relation to setting up employee share plans to provide for the retention of key personnel, allowing the business to grow while building a non-business asset base.
We can provide a strategy for large listed corporates, and small to medium sized proprietary companies and advise as to the taxation consequences, securities law and employment laws of such share option plans.
- Distribution Agreements
- Licensing agreements
- Confidentiality Agreements
- Employment agreements;
- Loan agreements;
- Option agreements ; and
- Services agreements.