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Business Advisory

Our senior partners have significant business, banking and management experience – we provide a private business advice service to corporate clients in key investment and transactional areas.  We also advise boards at all levels on corporate governance, strategic business initiatives and particular business problems.

Trust and a commercial approach are essential. We take the time to understand you and your business. We project manage each transaction so you are not unnecessarily distracted from your core business operations.

Partners are qualified and experienced to advise on all aspects of continuous disclosure obligations, ASX, NSX and Corporations Act compliance. This expert understanding allows us to provide practical and commercially focussed advice within tight timeframes.

We understand that our clients operate in a global market. Our partners are trusted advisors to their clients, available 24/7. Our transaction teams are partner-led, streamlined and client-focussed.

We provide decisive advice to deliver the best commercial outcomes across a broad range of sectors. Our partners advise listed companies, listed funds, underwriters, institutional investors and financial advisors and their clients in all transactions across the Australian capital markets.

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  • We give innovative advice on new and existing financial structures and products.

    Agribusiness, Automotive, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Digital Economy, Energy, Mining & Resources, Food, Insurance and Risk Management, Private Equity, Real Estate, Transport and Logistics
  • We advise on capital management strategies, including buybacks and capital reductions.

    Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Energy, Mining & Resources, Insurance and Risk Management, Private Equity
  • We represent listed clients in hostile shareholder and unitholder meetings.

    Accounting, Agribusiness, Automotive, Banking and Finance, Digital Economy, Energy, Mining & Resources, Fund Management, Insurance and Risk Management, Private Equity, Professional Services, Real Estate, Transport and Logistics
  • Strategic advice in regulatory scrutiny and investigation. We have excellent working relationships with ASIC and the ASX.

    Capital Markets, Corporate Governance
  • We work closely with investment bank advisers and management to advise on public to private transactions

    Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Government Services

Amanda Skoien is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation division in Brisbane. She has more than 10 years of broad experience representing individuals and companies in a wide range of complex contractual and financial disputes and contentious insolvency and restructuring matters. Ms Skoien has practised in Australia and in the United Kingdom across a range of industry sectors including financial services, taxation, technology and life sciences, aviation, property and construction and retail.

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Special Counsel Ian Bisson is a commercial litigation solicitor with more than 20 years experience in complex litigation is a variety of industries including property, building and construction, professional negligence, agribusiness and product liability.

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Millie Russell is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation division. She has practised for over 10 years in a wide range of complex commercial disputes.

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Stephen Russell is Managing Partner of Russells, a Law Society accredited expert in commercial litigation and recognised in Doyles Guide as a leading lawyer in Commercial Litigation in Queensland.

Stephen serves on the Firm’s Advisory Board.

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Special Counsel Yuzo Araki has considerable experience in commercial litigation, dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration having practised in large national firms and inhouse for a Top 20 ASX listed company.  He also practises in all aspects of military law, including administrative inquiries, criminal and disciplinary proceedings in military tribunals and operations/public international law.

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Amanda Skoien is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation division in Brisbane. She has more than 10 years of broad experience representing individuals and companies in a wide range of complex contractual and financial disputes and contentious insolvency and restructuring matters. Ms Skoien has practised in Australia and in the United Kingdom across a range of industry sectors including financial services, taxation, technology and life sciences, aviation, property and construction and retail.

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Special Counsel Ian Bisson is a commercial litigation solicitor with more than 20 years experience in complex litigation is a variety of industries including property, building and construction, professional negligence, agribusiness and product liability.

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Millie Russell is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation division. She has practised for over 10 years in a wide range of complex commercial disputes.

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Stephen Russell is Managing Partner of Russells, a Law Society accredited expert in commercial litigation and recognised in Doyles Guide as a leading lawyer in Commercial Litigation in Queensland.

Stephen serves on the Firm’s Advisory Board.

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Special Counsel Yuzo Araki has considerable experience in commercial litigation, dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration having practised in large national firms and inhouse for a Top 20 ASX listed company.  He also practises in all aspects of military law, including administrative inquiries, criminal and disciplinary proceedings in military tribunals and operations/public international law.

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