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Recent experience

The recent experience of lawyers in our corporate team in acting on transactional matters includes the following:

Aged Care – acting on the $80 million acquisition of shares in a corporate aged care provider group with assets comprising three residential aged care facilities including: reviewing and negotiating the share sale contract; conducting legal due diligence; advising on issues with respect to the regulation of aged care places and the handover of control of the operator companies.

Professional Services – acted for the seller of a leading personal injuries law practice in Queensland (by way of a share acquisition) to a large publicly listed law firm, including advice on restructuring the law practice in preparation for sale; stamp duty advice; and reviewing and negotiating the share sale agreement together with special earn-out arrangements.

Child Care – acting for private equity buyers of a group of child care centres in Queensland (the owners of which were in liquidation). The advice included: reviewing land sale contracts and business sale agreements for each of the child care centres; conducting legal due diligence; negotiating the land sale contracts and business sale agreements with the Liquidator and the Receivers; providing stamp duty advice.

Registered Training Organisation – acting for a major Trade Union on its acquisition of a Registered Training Organisation in Queensland by way of share acquisition including conducting due diligence; preparing and negotiating the share sale agreement; and liaising with the government accreditation agency with respect to the transfer of the RTO accreditation. 

Mining services – advised  the wholly owned Australian subsidiary of a major US international equipment supply company in  respect of its acquisition of a mining services company situated in South West Queensland to service the coal seam gas industry including negotiating the business sale agreement, advice on foreign investment regulations, due diligence and stamp duty.

Medical referencing IP - advised a major US international information services company and its US legal counsel on its acquisition of a worldwide medical reference system and associated data base and intellectual property owned by a Queensland company, including reviewing, negotiating and finalising the business sale agreement, undertaking due diligence enquiries including advice on the legal standing of the intellectual property of the relevant data bases, stamp duty and GST advice.

CSG/LNG – advised PetroChina and LNG Limited ( as Queensland counsel) on the acquisition by PetroChina of the Queensland coal seam gas assets of Molopo Energy Limited including due diligence enquiries, reviewing the share sale agreement, advice on CSG regulations and advice on stamp duty.