Business and Commercial Advice
Davenports West has an experienced team of business and commercial law specialist lawyers to provide expert advice in relation to all your commercial and business needs.
We will provide advice on the legal issues encountered in day-to-day business activities and work in partnership with you as specialist business advisers.
Specialists in all Aspects of Commercial Law
The areas in which our commercial lawyers are able to assist include:
- Negotiating and drafting of commercial contracts,
- Sales and purchases of commercial premises and businesses of all sizes,
- Company formation, registration and structures,
- Mergers and acquisitions,
- Company restructuring,
- Directors duties and obligations,
- Trade practices and business competition law,
- Registering a trade name, trademark, copyright, patent or intellectual property,
- Buying a franchise and franchising your business,
- Product licensing and distribution,
- Commercial law, business advice and consumer law
- Joint ventures and partnerships, and
- Voluntary company winding up and liquidation.
The team at Davenports West will prepare or review all legal contracts including purchase or sale of business agreements, franchise agreements, supply agreements, service agreements, distribution agreements, partnership agreements, and general commercial contracts.
We will ensure that all contract terms and conditions are suitable for your business now in your best interests as your company grows into the future.
There are more ways than one to structure a company. Davenports West will listen to the vision you have for your company and give advice on the best company structure.
We have extensive expertise and experience in the formation of companies, corporate trusts, limited partnerships, joint ventures and other bodies corporate. Whatever the size of your company, we will ensure a structure that works for you and complies with all necessary company laws and regulations.
We can then draft the required documentation including: shareholder agreements, corporate constitutions, partnership agreements, etc.
We will also ensure you understand the duties and responsibilities of directors and other stakeholders to ensure their protection and the protection of your company assets.
One of your company’s most important assets is its intellectual property or IP – you need to make certain it is protected from being used by another person or company.
We provide intellectual property establishment, registration, and management including the registration of trademarks, trade names and patents.
If you are looking at buying into a franchise we can help you work through and understand the franchise agreement and franchisor disclosure documents meaning you go into your new business with your eyes wide open.
If you are looking to franchise your existing business we will help you draw up your franchise agreement and disclosure documents ensuring you comply with all franchisee regulations and are able to attract the right people for your business.
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