Introduction

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Pikes & Verekers Lawyers has a long history of providing advice to public and private companies. Our Commercial & Corporate team provides expert transactional and regulatory advice across the full range of commercial and corporate activities.

Our team works closely with clients to deliver solution-driven advice to manage legal and commercial risks and to find solutions to business challenges. We advise on company law and regulatory matters, negotiation of contracts, joint ventures and commercial arrangements, trade practices compliance and employment matters.

Whatever your business, industry or field of expertise, our team of Mark Green, Stephen Griffiths, David Baxter, Kim Probert, Michael Hewett and Brian Walton will work with you to understand your objectives and provide you with tested and strategic advice.

Experience

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  • Advised and drafted amendments for the board of a company title heritage listed property in relation to prospective amendments to the company’s constitution to enable renovations to individual flats within guidelines adopted by the company. 
  • Represented Willoughby City Council in proceedings commenced in the Supreme Court Commercial List involving a substantial commercial dispute with aspects of construction, planning and relief against forfeiture of leases. The matter was successfully resolved at mediation involving a multi-million dollar payment to Council to cover costs and damages to Council and an agreement to vary the existing lease to accommodate future construction on the sites. 
  • Contractual dispute regarding ownership and operation of an aged care facility and entitlement to company shares including estoppel issues: Smith v Wikramanayake [2007] NSWSC 136.
  • Successfully enforcing directors’ and officers’ insurance cover for a senior executive of a construction company alleged to have engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct: 470 St Kilda Road Pty Limited v Robinson [2013] FCA 1420.
  • Successfully defending a claim for return of an aged care accommodation bond brought against the financiers of the aged care facility: Ryan and Briggs v Wikramanayake [2013] NSWSC 1171

Contacts

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Mark Green

Partner
mgreen@pvlaw.com.au

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Stephen Griffiths

Special Counsel
sgriffiths@pvlaw.com.au

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David Baxter

Partner
dbaxter@pvlaw.com.au

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Kim Probert

Partner
kprobert@pvlaw.com.au

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Brian Walton

Senior Associate
bwalton@pvlaw.com.au

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Rebecca Darr

Senior Associate
rdarr@pvlaw.com.au

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Diarna Cuda

Lawyer
dcuda@pvlaw.com.au

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Expertise

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  • Advice on investment in real estate 
  • Establishment and structuring of new companies and businesses 
  • Business and transaction structures including acquisitions 
  • Buying and selling businesses 
  • Business due diligence 
  • Ownership structures/asset protection 
  • Partnership agreements 
  • Joint venture agreements 
  • Co-ownership agreements 
  • Purchase or lease of business premises 
  • Involvement of additional investors 
  • Directors’ duties and advice to Boards of Directors 
  • Compliance with regulatory authorities 
  • Competition and consumer law