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Brown Wright Stein provides tailored pragmatic advice and solutions across all areas of corporate and commercial law. Our specialised team assists clients ranging from individuals to large public and private businesses. We provide ongoing advice and services to major non-bank financial institutions, some of Australia’s largest retailers as well as numerous publicly listed companies, SMEs, owner-managed businesses, accountants and financial advisors.

Our approach is to develop a profound understanding of our clients’ business, strategic and operational needs in order to deliver personalised, practical and forward-thinking results which also protect and enhance our clients’ interests.

In the current business environment, where risk management is a key focus at both strategic and operational levels, organisations are increasingly placing a greater emphasis on compliance and governance issues. Brown Wright Stein provides quality, practical legal advice on compliance systems aimed at assisting clients with their specific requirements and protecting their businesses from consequences of non-compliance.

At Brown Wright Stein, we understand the need for clear and practical advice to ensure your business’ compliance systems do not hold you back in a competitive marketplace.

we assist clients with all aspects of business growth and development, including:

  • Commercial & corporate advisory

  • Corporate finance – including Personal Property Securities Act issues, compliance and consumer credit

  • Consultancy agreements

  • Licensing agreements

  • The Corporations Act – issues and compliance

  • Development of competition and consumer law compliance systems

  • Advising on competition implications of proposed projects, takeovers and media campaigns

  • General corporate advisory services in competition and consumer law issues such as cartels, third line forcing and misleading or deceptive conduct

  • Bringing and defending court proceedings relating to anti-competitive trade practices and breaches of consumer law among businesses and between businesses and consumers

  • Business compliance in relation to privacy, credit and AML

  • Data protection & privacy

  • Intellectual property - including trade mark registration

  • Setting up a business

  • Buying and selling businesses

  • Managing your business – managing customers, employees, landlords and suppliers

  • Business agreements including distribution, agency and option agreements

  • Shareholder & joint venture agreement

  • Franchising

  • Loan and security documents

  • Capital raising

  • Competition and consumer law and dealing with ACCC investigations

  • Contracts review and negotiation

  • Mergers & acquisitions

  • Regulatory enforcement & investigations – including ASIC and ACCC

  • Restructuring & insolvency

  • IPOs

  • Tender documentation

We can assist with not only advice of legal compliance and risk management issues, but also implementing training programs that aim to develop a culture of compliance to protect your people in your organisation. We aim to develop compliance systems that are designed to meet the needs of our clients and the expectations of regulators, and to embed their required policies and procedures within the existing framework of your business.

Our team can also carry out reviews or audits of your compliance system to ensure it meets the requirements of the law in accordance with AS 3806-2006 and other requisite Australian Standards. For more information on Compliance Training, click here.

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