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Expertise

Our team has expertise in Banking and Finance, Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Corporate/Commercial, Cross-Border Transactions, Energy Efficiency, Insolvency and Debt Recovery, Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment, Mergers & Acquisitions, Property, Telecommunications, and Tourism.

Corporate/Commercial

Barringer Leather Lawyers provides advice and assistance with a wide variety of corporate and commercial transactions. We specialise in negotiating outcomes appropriate to our clients’ objectives, and documenting those outcomes to best effect. Clients always have access to senior lawyers and we focus on getting the best commercial outcome from the team working on a matter. We also have extensive experience managing cross-border transactions and projects and regularly advise and assist international clients on acquisitions of Australian businesses and companies.

We provide advice and assistance and represent clients in relation to the following areas:

  • Company formation and business structuring or restructuring
  • Due diligence
  • Acquisition and investment transactions including deal structuring
  • Joint ventures and shareholder agreements
  • Compliance – including trade practices and competition
  • Intellectual property
  • Employment issues
  • GST, stamp duty, customs duty and other indirect taxes
  • Contracts – from standard terms of trade to large scale, complex agreements
  • Distribution and licensing, including franchising
  • Manufacture and supply

 

Barringer Leather Lawyers have extensive experience in assisting clients to manage the legal requirements of their businesses and ensuring that all aspects of their businesses are protected from risk and trouble free. To that end, our advice is pro-active, with an emphasis on avoiding problems before they arise.

Energy Efficiency

Barringer Leather Lawyers has had a long association with the energy efficiency industry and particularly the performance contracting sector. We have advised industry participants on the establishment of the inaugural industry association, the Australasian Energy Performance Contracting Association (AEPCA) and we are a member of its successor organisation, the Energy Efficiency Council (www.eec.org.au). Greg Leather has been a board member of the association and was closely involved in the drafting of the Association’s national standard suite of contracts. The standard documents include a Detailed Facility Study Agreement and standard Energy Performance Contract. These documents have been endorsed by energy services companies (ESCOs), relevant Commonwealth and State Government departments, and public and private sector facility operators. We also assisted in the preparation of the Best Practice Guide to Energy Performance Contracts and the Best Practice Guide to Monitoring and Verification of Energy Savings. Barringer Leather Lawyers has acted for the industry association, government bodies and ESCOs in relation to performance contracting for over ten years.

Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Our litigation practice is results driven and we always strive to resolve disputes at the earliest possible juncture. Whether that be by way of negotiation, alternative dispute resolution or settlement negotiations, once proceedings have commenced, we are always conscious of the need to achieve the most cost effective outcome for our clients.

We represent clients in all jurisdictions and in a range of courts and tribunals. We have proven expertise in achieving successful outcomes at all levels of the court system, as well as in enforcing Australian judgments overseas and enforcing foreign judgments in Australia. We have long experience in arbitration, mediation and conciliation as well.

Our aim is always to provide our clients with clear and focused advice on their prospects in any dispute, with close attention to the most commercial outcomes achievable. Our expertise is in:

  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Building and construction
  • Contractual disputes
  • Corporations law
  • Debt and business recovery
  • Employment law
  • Franchising
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Intellectual property
  • Telecommunications

Property

Our property team acts for developers of residential and commercial buildings and provides advice and assistance in all aspects of property development. This includes managing and resolving disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible. We have extensive experience in commercial and retail leasing, residential and commercial conveyancing, off the plan projects, strata title matters, building contracts and project management.

Telecommunications

The telecommunications team at Barringer Leather Lawyers has over eight years of experience acting for carriers dealing with the establishment and maintenance of telecommunications facilities on government, commercial and residential buildings and sites. We have extensive experience in drafting access agreements with site owners and operators, negotiating disputes by way of both alternative dispute resolution before the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman and conducting proceedings in the Supreme and Federal Courts with respect to the placement and maintenance of telecommunication facilities. Our team has a thorough understanding of the statutory powers afforded to carriers, the limits of those powers and how best to apply them in negotiating commercial and cost effective outcomes for our clients.

International Law

Barringer Leather Lawyers has extensive experience in acting for both overseas and Australian companies in the negotiation, due diligence and completion phases of cross-border transactions and projects, most commonly the acquisition of Australian entities or assets by foreign companies.

We also have substantial experience in enforcing Australian law, especially debt recovery, intellectual property disputes and employment law issues, on behalf of overseas companies in Australia. Through our network of overseas law firms we are also frequently able to enforce international agreements on behalf of Australian companies.

This network of instructing law firms also provides Barringer Leather Lawyers with expertise and ‘feet on the ground’ in many international jurisdictions, expertise we leverage for our Australian clients.

Clients always have access to senior lawyers and we focus on getting the best commercial outcome from the team working on a matter. In the case of overseas enforcement, that may include the managing of lawyers in foreign jurisdictions.

We provide advice and assistance and represent clients in relation to the following areas:
• Australian company and trust formation
• Business structuring or restructuring
• Due diligence
• Acquisition and investment transactions including deal structuring
• Joint ventures between Australian and international companies
• Shareholder agreements, appointment of local directors
• Compliance – including trade practices, competition and transfer pricing
• Intellectual property including enforcement of Trade Mark violations
• Employment issues
• GST, stamp duty and other indirect taxes
• Contracts – from standard terms of trade to large scale, complex agreements
• Distribution and licensing, including franchising

We have extensive experience in assisting international clients to manage the legal requirements of their businesses. We seek to minimise the inevitable frictions and risks of doing business in multiple jurisdictions and, to that end, our advice is pro-active with an emphasis on avoiding problems before they arise.