Running your Business

Whether you are establishing a new business, ensuring compliance with complex regulations or responding to a corporate crisis, BAL Lawyers can partner with you.

Our Business and Corporate Lawyers have significant professional experience and an understanding of how businesses work to enable them to deliver commercial strategies and alternative options in business structuring and general business activities. We work with your taxation and accounting advisors to ensure your transactions run smoothly and achieve the desired and most beneficial outcome for your business.

We can assist in all aspects of your day-to-day business from advising and preparing terms of trade, advising on intellectual property and privacy law, preparing and reviewing contracts and other transactional and governance documents that ensure your rights are protected, and represent your best interests in the event of a contractual dispute.

Contracts

Have you considered how your business would be impacted should your business relationships falter?  Most business owners, at the time of contracting, are keen to progress the commercial relationship and less likely to consider the consequences of a dispute.   When drafting contracts, our team focuses on ensuring every clause is clear and concise.  We set practical and measurable milestones in the delivery of services and develop a detailed understanding of project characteristics and risks as an essential pre-condition to determining appropriate contract structures and terms.

Our expertise includes contract administration, drafting simple and complex contracts, and providing advice and training on contract management, including providing strategic advice in relation to any disputes that arise. The team at BAL can also assist with contract review (B2B and B2G, employment, property, business and licensing contracts) and ensure contracts are explained in plain English so you know exactly what you are signing – before you sign it.

Insurance & liability

We have comprehensive knowledge of the insurance industry and have tailored a best practice approach towards insurance law.

Our Insurance Lawyers practice in corporate and commercial insurance, and can also provide advice on public liability, financial risks and personal liability. In addition to advisory services, BAL acts in numerous claims involving insurers, ranging from personal injury and property destruction matters through to professional indemnity matters.

We understand the importance of ensuring that you are protected from liability and work together with all parties to achieve a successful outcome.

Information & privacy

It is important to protect your business by complying with all relevant privacy legislation. Our Business and Corporate team specialises in information and privacy law and can advise on all aspects of your business relating to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act) and the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), as well as other specific State and Territory legislative frameworks applicable to your sector.

While compliance can be complicated, our Information and Privacy Lawyers can help you understand how the Privacy Act and the APPs relate to your organisation, identify any changes you may need to make to ensure you are compliant and advise on best practice responses to data and privacy breaches. Our team understands how privacy applies to commercial, social, and digital aspects of your business and will work with you to create a tailored approach to privacy and provide you with all the relevant policies required for your business.

Intellectual property

Managing and protecting your business’s intellectual property (IP) can be critical to its success. Understanding what is in your business’s IP asset pool can help you better use those assets in your planning and strategy. Ensuring that your idea, product or service remains protected is essential to effective commercialisation. Similarly, effective management of IP rights that are licensed or used by your business can help avoid disputes and allow you to focus on your core business activities.

Our Business and Corporate team has significant experience in IP law and developing IP protection strategies to protect your rights across the spectrum. Our expertise includes trade marks, copyright, confidentiality, privacy, online content, data protection, compliance and infringement litigation. We can also assist if your IP has been misused or infringed upon.

Finance

We have an established finance and securities team with expertise in preparing loan and security transaction documents and capital raising documents, should you be engaged in banking, business finance, inter-family loans and trust arrangements. We collaborate with specialists where necessary to ensure that your business has the best outcome. We have considerable litigation and dispute resolution experience, and experience in all aspects of superannuation, investments, credit cards, mortgages and loans.

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