Corporate and Commercial

Cartel Conduct in M&A - Don't Jump the Gun

Andrew Windybank 04/09/2019

How should merging parties operate to avoid civil or criminal prosecution?  In this article, Andrew Windybank and Emma Morris of our Corporate & Commercial team consider 'gun jumping' in the context of M&A transactions.

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Corporate and Commercial

Preliminary Agreements – are you bound?

Andrew Windybank 31/07/2018

In this article, Andrew Windybank, Principal of our corporate and commercial law group, considers how recent cases have dealt with issues relating to intention of the parties when entering into preliminary agreements.

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Corporate and Commercial

A Safe Harbour In Uncertain Waters

Andrew Windybank 31/07/2018

In this article, Andrew Windybank, Principal of our corporate and commercial team, considers the recent introduction of a ‘safe harbour’ regime to protect company directors from attracting personal liability.

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Corporate and Commercial

Shareholders' pre-emptive rights - potential pitfalls

Andrew Windybank 13/03/2018

In this article Andrew Windybank, Principal of our corporate and commercial team, considers the potential pitfalls of pre-emptive rights provisions.

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Corporate and Commercial

Was there ever such a thing as a SAFE investment?

Andrew Windybank 13/12/2017

In this article, Andrew Windybank, Principal of our corporate and commercial group, considers the benefits of early stage investments using a "SAFE" or "simple agreement for future equity".

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Corporate and Commercial

Joint ventures: do they work?

Andrew Windybank 09/11/2016

In a post-GFC economy, SWS Lawyers is seeing more clients forming joint venture agreements with domestic partners and internationally. In this article, Andrew Windybank, Principal of our corporate and commercial team, reflects on this new trend.

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Corporate and Commercial

Mergers & Acquisitions: Hunter Region Market Wrap

Andrew Windybank 05/11/2015

In this article, Andrew Windybank, Principal of our corporate and commercial group, reflects on predictions made on the previous financial year and highlight further trends that are likely to continue in 2016.

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Corporate and Commercial

Market Wrap

Andrew Windybank 01/07/2014

In this article, Andrew Windybank, Principal of our corporate and commercial team, reflects on recent market trends in the commercial sector.

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Corporate and Commercial

Mergers and Acquisitions in the Hunter: It's not that bad

Andrew Windybank 01/04/2013

In this article, Andrew Windybank, Principal of our corporate and commercial group, reflects upon the undeniable ascendancy of small and medium-sized enterprises and the current state of mergers and acquisitions in the Hunter Valley.

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