Commercial, Corporate & Property

Brendan Nyst leads our team of commercial lawyers advising SMEs, large corporations and franchises on how to protect commercial interests through judicious advice.

Commercial Law

The Gold Coast economy is valued at more than $25 billion, and one in five people living and working on the Gold Coast owns their own business.

Our commercial lawyers work closely with local small to medium-sized enterprises as well as large corporations and franchises. We advise start-ups and established business owners who require judicious commercial advice on how to manage their daily business transactions and leverage and protect their commercial interests effectively.

Our expert team of commercial lawyers, led by Brendan Nyst, is respected for its thorough and immersive client approach, offering practical, first-class legal advice on:

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Contract drafting, negotiation and review
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Shareholder, franchising and partnership agreements
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Sale and purchase of businesses and assets
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Restructuring and funding advice
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Employment contracts and employee engagement agreements and advice
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Entertainment and Media Law
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Intellectual Property Law
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Migration Law
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Privacy Law

Property Law

With more than $13 billion invested in infrastructure projects completed, planned and expected to roll out on the Gold Coast leading up to and beyond the Commonwealth Games, contractors and property developers need local lawyers who understand the politics and planning of the Gold Coast and the City Council’s masterplan for its development.

Special Counsel John Ellis, a former senior partner at Minter Ellison Gold Coast, leads our Commercial Property team and advises developers, contractors and industry sector consultants on a range of commercial issues arising from property developments in Queensland.

A former executive member of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) and CEO and Managing Director of funds manager, City Pacific Limited, John Ellis is considered one of Queensland’s most prominent commercial property lawyers. His has provided advice on many major projects including the Gold Coast Airport re-development, the Tugun Bypass, the Hinze Dam Wall Raising and Tugun to Hinze Dam Pipeline, the Gold Coast Cruise Ship Terminal, the Surat Basin LNG Pipeline and the Townsville Port re-development. His expertise in major property, infrastructure and commercial transactions establishes his legal team as trusted advisers to developers and contractors on the Gold Coast enjoying strong working relationships with recognised experts in planning, design, finance and construction.

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