Our Expertise

Commercial Law

Our team of commercial and corporate lawyers possess a strong commercial acumen. We understand small business and large corporations, multinationals and not for profit and have a particular niche in the healthcare sector due to our exceptional experience with Crown land, hospitals sites, PPPs and healthcare providers. We provide hands on advice and are with you every step of the way when it comes to your commercial dealings. Sound advice, better decisions.

Providing high-level advice to clients on acquisitions and dispositions of business, drafting business sale agreements, share sale agreements, unit sale agreements, shareholders agreement and unitholders agreements, acquisition and corporate restructure deeds, put and call option deeds, preliminary indicative offers, binding heads of agreements and non-disclosure agreements and freehold sale documents that are interdependent from time to time. We are able to provide you with general business advice, structuring advice, restructuring of your business for tax or asset protection, , intellectual property advice, franchising advice compliance with the Franchising Code of Conduct including disclosure obligations, drafting disclosure statements, licence agreements, leases, franchise agreements, restructuring for licence and royalty arrangements and the use of Intellectual Property, negotiating surrenders of Franchise Agreements, renewals and providing general advice.

Our services include without limitation:

  1. Competition and Consumer
  2. Franchising
  3. Intellectual Property
  4. Tax Law
  5. Banking & Finance
  6. Asset Protection
  7. Sale and Purchase of Business
  8. Structuring and Restructuring

Corporate Law

With globalisation, market disrupts and constant changes internally and externally to the macro and micro environment small to large corporations require a lawyer who is on demand, able to provide practical hands on advice and general advisory to corporations, having provided in-house on demand services to high net worth manufacturing clients, and retail clients and in other areas, we understand what it truly means to “know your business” and we aim to fully understand it as we advise you with our sharp, on demand and effective legal team.

Our services include without limitation:

  1. Corporate Advisory, Compliance and Governance
  2. Shareholder and Unit Holder Agreements
  3. Equity Capital Markets
  4. IPO
  5. Mergers and Acquisitions and Takeovers
  6. In-house & on demand

Employment, Safety and Governance

Australia has introduced one of the most centralised and protective regime for employees, our team has extensive and practical experience in providing advice to ensuring our clients are well informed and have received great outcomes. We have worked with small businesses, manufacturing plants, large corporations and employees with experience in dealing with enterprising bargaining agreements, unfair dismissal claims, constructive dismissal claims, adverse action, general protections claims, workplace training, assisting with incident reporting and required reporting. Our team will provide you with comprehensive advice in relation to your employees, contractors, employment and/or contract agreements, any enterprise bargaining agreements, union negotiations, compliance with authorities and investigations and resolution of disputes. Similarly, having acted for so many employers, we are equally capable of advising employees if it may have a cause of action against its employer or former employer.

Our services include without limitation:

  1. Drafting, reviewing, advising on and settling employment contracts;
  2. Employer/Employee Disputes including conciliation;
  3. Unfair Dismissal (constructive dismissal);
  4. Managing Employees
  5. Termination of Employment
  6. Child Safety
  7. Policies and Procedures
  8. Redundancy
  9. Breach of Confidence
  10. BOOT advice
  11. Adverse Action
  12. Occupational Health and Safety
  13. Equal Opportunities
  14. Governance, Compliance and Investigations for Employers
  15. Disputes and Dispute Resolution

Digital Era & Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property is intangible property that every business must consider including any branding, franchising, developing new technology or entering into joint venture agreements and contracts of employment, it is critical to receive advice on the registration of trademarks, patents, designs and protect copyright and trade secrets. Furthermore, to enforce your protected or common law rights to your ideas requires innovative and experienced lawyers to be creative in its protection and enforcement and truly understand the product or brand that you are seeking to protect particularly taking into consideration and having and inherent understanding of:

  1. Artificial Intelligence
  2. Cryptocurrency
  3. Cloud Based Software
  4. Privacy Law
  5. Security

Our services include the following:

  1. Non-Disclosure Agreements or Confidentiality Deeds
  2. Trademarks including registration, revocation, opposition, enforcement including international protection and assignment of marks
  3. Copyright including moral rights protection, registration (where applicable), enforcement in national and international jurisdictions and assignments
  4. Patent registration, protection and enforcement
  5. Protecting trade secrets, know-how and enforcement
  6. Deeds of assignment and releases
  7. Joint venture deeds including research and development deeds
  8. SAAS Agreements, technology services contract
  9. Cryptocurrency advice
  10. Terms of Use and data compliance for digital sales, marketing and other services
  11. Privacy Policy
  12. Employment contracts and other contracts to ensure intellectual property vests in the appropriate party
  13. Charging intellectual property and intangible asset protection
  14. Providing advice on the use of Artificial intelligence in the workplace, designs and compliance

Property, Real Estate and Construction

We are able to provide high volume and level advice in relation to exceptional level of legal services as it relates to industrial, commercial and retail leasing (including Crown land leasing) with an in-depth understanding of the Retail Tenancy Legislation in all jurisdictions in Australia, providing general retail leasing services within all Australian jurisdiction and drafting and negotiating disclosure statements, agreements for lease, leases, sub-leases, deeds of consent, deeds of surrender, variations, guarantee and indemnity and deeds of assignment.

We are able to provide conveyancing services, off-the-plan, commercial, residential and industrial sale and purchase of freehold land, redevelopment or development of land, assisting with the council any PAE Agreements, easements, caveats, mortgages, sub-division of land, partition agreements and other related areas. We are able to use PEXA in Victoria, NSW and Queensland.

Additionally, we understand the property markets, building disputes, major domestic building contracts, dealings with the VBA, adjudication notices, plus contracts, major projects, PPP, tenders and other areas including local council laws and planning and environment.

We provide the following services in summary:

  1. Residential Tenancy
  2. Indicative Offers
  3. Mortgages
  4. Caveats
  5. Sub-Divisions
  6. Developments
  7. Retail Leasing Nationally
  8. Commercial and Industrial Leasing Nationally
  9. Construction Contracts
  10. Procurement
  11. Planning and Environment
  12. Local Council

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

We have exceptional experience in instigating proceedings and defending claims across most Australian jurisdictions including claims arising from construction issues, defective works, debt recovery, breach of contract, repudiation of contract, breach of Australian Consumer Law, corporate governance and shareholder disputes, retail leasing and commercial leasing disputes including relief against forfeiture and orders for injunctive relief, employment issues, wills and estates matters and property orders.

Our services include the following:

  1. Commercial Disputes
  2. Civil Disputes
  3. Shareholder and Unit Holder Disputes
  4. Debt Recovery
  5. Restructuring and Asset Protection
  6. Insolvency
  7. Alternative Dispute Resolution

Wills and Estates

Be optimistic about the future, however, engage lawyers to protect you from the worst including but not limited to high-level succession planning; advising on, drafting, duly executing wills, testamentary trusts, attending to succession planning and restructuring, powers of attorney, estate disputes, deeds of family arrangement, probate, and application for guardianship, contesting administration of will, applying for administration of an estate.

Our services include:

  1. Drafting Wills
  2. Powers of Attorney
  3. Testamentary Trusts
  4. Succession Planning and advice
  5. Deed of Family Arrangement
  6. Guardianship Application
  7. Disputing Wills
  8. Probate
  9. Administration of Will and Estate
  10. Estate Disputes

Family Law

We are an empathetic team with the expertise in every aspect of family law, including property settlements, parenting and “custody”, divorce, maintenance, child support and international family law.

Our services including:

  1. Property and financial matters
  2. Parenting (including surrogacy advice)
  3. De Facto
  4. International Family Law
  5. Financial Agreements
  6. Asset Protection
  7. Divorce
  8. Arbitration
  9. Family Violence Intervention Orders
  10. Parenting and Property Orders

International Clients

It is difficult to navigate disputes in multiple jurisdictions, including preventing being sued in a foreign country. Nakat Law provides high level guidance and expertise to assist you in a vast array of disputes in common law jurisdictions such as the United States of America, Singapore and England without limitation. We are able to mobilize our strong connections to ensure that your business and civil interest globally is protected, and managed with our positive experience in litigation against top tier and global law firms with offices across jurisdictions To ensure that your agreements, deeds or other documents are enforceable, and valid, it is imperative that you consult a lawyer to ensure that the contracts prepared are enforceable in connection with the relevant jurisdiction understanding our laws as well as the country in which you are dealing. Providing advice on jurisdictional issues in a myriad of countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Singapore, India, China, South Africa and other countries not merely common law jurisdictions, globalisation has made business accessible and exposed in a myriad of ways and you require high-level advice navigating through an ever-increasing globalisation of resources, manufacturing, wholesale and retailing, employment. We have the experience and expertise to provide you with general guidance, and high-level solutions to conducting business or interacting with foreign countries, authorities, and organisations.

Our services including:

  1. International disputes
  2. International contracts and deeds
  3. Jurisdictional issues