Corporates & Industrials


Elite Legal has strong historical connections and experience in supporting businesses in the corporate, industrial and listed sectors, including importers and exporters operating cross-border. Elite Legal can provide support for all legal matters of businesses operating in these areas.

This includes providing support in relation to:

  • contract or tender reviews
  • drafting of or amendments to contracts and tender terms
  • procurement documents
  • government contracts/tenders
  • tender contracts.

From small tenders to $1billion-plus tenders, we work to identify the commercial and legal risks in the tender, so that you can tender competitively on an informed basis, confident that your risks are being managed.


With substantial in-house experience in corporate environments at a senior level, our principal and lawyers are well placed to assist with the range of corporate law matters, including:

  • Corporations Law
  • Directors Responsibilities
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Due Diligence
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Shareholder Buyouts
  • Management Buyouts
  • Share Buybacks
  • Australian Stock Exchange Continuous Disclosure Requirements
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Data Protection & Privacy
  • Structuring & Documentation of Financing & Lending Arrangements
  • Reviews of Loan Documentation
  • Reviews Equipment Financing/Leasing Arrangements
  • Legal Project Management.


Areas where we commonly assist industrial and manufacturing companies include:

  • Manufacturing Standards & Labelling
  • Workplace Health & Safety Issues
  • Licences & Permits
  • Insurance Arrangements
  • Intellectual Property (including Trade Marks, Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Agreements)
  • Environmental Legislation
  • Australian Consumer Law
  • Product Liability Issues
  • Industry Grants & Assistance
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Agency Agreements.

Listed Companies

Our principal has substantial in house experience in General Counsel / Senior Legal Counsel roles for ASX listed/ UK listed companies. As such Elite Legal is well placed to provide external independent legal insight and feedback on special projects or complex issues for listed companies.

Small and Medium Size Enterprises

Elite Legal provides the whole array of legal support required for small and medium size enterprises. This can include assisting with:

  • the establishment of the ownership structure whether this is a sole trader with a business name, partnership, company or a family discretionary trust
  • the purchase of a business through a Sale of Business Agreement, including review of any associated lease documentation
  • advice on earn-outs, management or shareholder buy-outs
  • drafting of relevant contracts including establishment of trading terms and personal guarantees
  • credit applications\distribution agreements
  • agency agreements
  • licensing agreements
  • drafting of employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements
  • the registration of trademarks or business names
  • product liability
  • the resolution of disputes with third parties
  • the negotiation and completion of retail leasing documentation including a review of the relevant disclosure document
  • general legal advice on the retail regulatory environment
  • regulatory advice on advertising, promotions and branding
  • retail health & safety issues
  • retail labelling
  • website trading & data privacy for consumers
  • competition law and fair trading law, including face to face training in regard to the relevant obligations of businesses for business managers
  • licensing agreements for matters such as outdoor seating licences, car park licences or storage area licences
  • trade marks necessary to protect the branding of the business from being used by others
  • supply agreements such as arrangements for security, maintenance, logistics, cleaning and the like
  • IT agreements covering items such as point-of-sale, back of house warehouse systems and stock management systems.