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Book a time to meet us, and discover what it’s like to have an experienced legal team immersed in your business and protecting what makes your business unique.

Our expertise —
M&A and Corporate

Intellectual Property doesn’t exist in a vacuum, which is why our years of practical corporate and commercial advisory experience will help you at any stage of your business’ journey. Whether you are a start-up enterprise that requires the establishment of strong legal foundations, a growing business embarking upon an acquisition, or even planning to sell, our M&A and Corporate services are the result of years of experience in application of legal frameworks to the practical nuances that the market demands.

Our range of services —
M&A and Corporate
Business Structuring (including company registrations for start-ups)
Sound legal structuring is key to the protection and effective monetisation of your IP assets. Structuring your venture for success requires a bespoke approach having regard to your industry, categories of intellectual property rights, geographical markets, competitors and future plans.
Legal due diligence investigations and reporting
A thorough and tailored legal due diligence provides investors and purchasers with peace of mind before executing their transaction. We regularly work with other law firms requiring expert assistance on IP related enquiries and due diligence reporting.
Joint Venture and Strategic Alliance Agreements
Whether it’s a JV, alliance or an IP spin-off, Buchanan can advise on a broad range of vehicles to give effect to your IP commercialisation goals.
We’re well-versed in mitigating the risks that fundraising campaigns and projects can have, particularly if crowd or stakeholder participation is required. Our services provide a protective legal framework that will allow your fundraisers the opportunity to perform at their highest potential.
Private Acquisitions and Sales of Companies and Businesses
Buying and selling a businesses can be both an exciting and scary process. With an experienced legal team in your corner we can help cut through the complexity and deliver a positive transactional outcome.
Corporate Governance, Board Charters, and Directors Duties
Directors are responsible for “setting the tone” when it comes to matters of compliance and risk. Allow Buchanan to guide your board and executive teams in the effective management of your Intellectual Property.
Founders’ Agreements (e.g. Shareholders’ and Partnership Agreements)
A well structured Founders’ Agreement, tailored to your particular business operational and exit goals represents a foundation stone for the proper governance and future growth for your business.

Advised on the sale of Merchant & Maker – the Mornington Peninsula’s premier cafe, 3 years running

Completed December, 2018

“We had been working with Scott for a number of years and were confident Scott and his team would manage this important transaction for us. The Buchanan team navigated us through this sale transaction, and all of its nuances, and ensured the successful and timely completion of this deal.”

— Ben Hogan, General Manager, Commonfolk Coffee Company
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Useful free advice, resources, and opinions.
Thinking about selling or purchasing a business? Differences between a sale of shares vs a sale of assets

When considering a transaction for the sale and purchase of a business (whether you are the seller or the buyer), it is essential to think about how to structure the sale to meet your needs. In this article we briefly discuss the differences between a sale of shares vs a sale of assets, while outlining

Intellectual Property Increases Your (Company’s) Life

I’ve been banging on for years about the correlation between protecting the health of your company’s IP assets and business longevity. The proposition is simple: properly maintained IP assets and exclusive IP rights create sustainable competitive advantage. Of course, being an IP lawyer, I own a dog in this fight and may be perceived as biased. Hooray however to

Contact Buchanan:

Book a time to meet us, and discover what it’s like to have an experienced legal team immersed in your business and protecting what makes your business unique.

284 Bay Street, Brighton VIC 3186