Commercial & Contracts

Cygnus Law provides businesses with pragmatic advice and support on a wide range of commercial matters, including preparing & reviewing commercial contracts, advising on regulatory compliance, corporate structuring & shareholder agreements, and helping to buy & sell businesses. Cygnus Law can help you to understand the law’s impact on your business and how the law can be used to achieve commercial solutions. Key services include the following:

Commercial Contracts

Practical advice and assistance to prepare, review and negotiate a wide range of commercial agreements that matter to your business, including supply agreements, contractor agreements, terms of trade, confidentiality agreements and loan agreements.

Structuring & Formation

Cygnus Law provides clients with practical advice and support on corporate governance within their organisations including in relation to director appointments, directors’ duties, compliance systems, risk management & financial reporting.

Corporate Governance

Cygnus Law provides clients with practical advice and support on corporate governance within their organisations including in relation to director appointments, directors’ duties, compliance systems, risk management & financial reporting.

Shareholder Agreements & Constitutions

Cygnus Law helps to create clarity and certainty for shareholders by preparing, reviewing and negotiating shareholder agreements, constitutions and related document. Shareholder agreements can cover a range of matters including share transfer restrictions, rights to appoint directors, shareholder powers and when & how a shareholder can exit. Agreements can be adapted to reflect relevant factors, including the role of shareholders within the business, the nature of the business (including whether it’s an early stage or long-established business) and any on-going funding requirements.

Buying and Selling Businesses

Cygnus Law can assist you to successfully complete the sale or purchase of a business. We can help you with legal due diligence, preparation and negotiation of sale & purchase agreements & other documents, and assistance with completion of a sale or purchase.

Privacy & Consumer Law

Cygnus Law advises on consumer law relevant to your business, including the Consumer Guarantees Act, Fair Trading Act & Privacy Act. Privacy law is becoming more important, with changes to law likely in the near future. We can help you to understand and to comply with privacy obligations.

Cygnus Law advices on “unfair contract term” requirements that relate to your agreements. We can help you to navigate on-line commerce, including with advice and assistance on copyright & trade marks, contracting on-line and unsolicited electronic message obligations.

Advertising & Marketing Compliance

Advice to contribute to ensuring that your advertising and marketing activities are appropriate and compliant. Cygnus Law’s services include reviewing promotional material to help to identify any potentially misleading or deceptive statements, or unsubstantiated representations.