Our legal team provides cost-effective and pragmatic, legal and commercial services with a fresh and practical approach that focuses on results. Our diverse range of commercial, public sector and private clients benefit from our in-house legal counsel service, nationally and internationally.
In addition, our commercial acumen and knowledge in the specific industries of IT, supermarkets, vocational education and infrastructure bring added value to our clients.
Whether we are helping a client in business, government, the not-for-profit sector or as an individual, we follow this mantra: plan, build, manage, protect.
We have experience advising and assisting in relation to joint ventures, commercial contract negotiation, trading terms and conditions, shareholder agreements, and distribution channel agreements.
We are also experienced in advising on a broad range of consumer protection and competition law provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act, including exclusive dealing, third line forcing, dealer, promotion and agency agreements and other competition law issues.
Whether you are an employee or a business owner, we can assist with many areas of employment law, including workplace relations, occupational health and safety, human resources policies, employment contracts, and discrimination and adverse action issues.
When dealing with information technology law, there are many questions and new issues which only an experienced practitioner can address.
At Asparq, we can provide pragmatic advice in relation to domain name issues, software licensing, support, maintenance, distribution and re-selling, outsourcing, radio communications and telecommunications, project management and system and hardware acquisitions.
What safeguards do you have in place to minimise risks and maximise the commercial potential of intellectual property?
We help our clients to create, protect, defend, enforce and commercialise their valuable intellectual property rights. In particular, we can assist with trademarks, passing off, and consumer law and confidential information.
When considering the future, it is essential that estate planning and succession planning issues are properly considered.
What does a business owner do when they have reached normal retirement age with no future plans? What happens if a serious illness occurs at an earlier age and an urgent decision on the future of their business is required?
These situations and many others require orderly planning for business succession. You may wish to ask:
- Are there capable people within your business who may become future owners?
- Is there a desire to retain ownership within a family?
- Are there competitors or similar businesses that may be interested in acquiring your business?
- Are existing business partners capable of buying you out?
- Is insurance in place that can provide proceeds to fund a business transaction?
We can help you to find the answers to these questions, as we work together to plan for and protect the future of your business.