We work with companies to build their legal infrastructure and complete strategic transactions
How we work
We partner with you to develop the right solution bespoke for your business
You don’t work 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, and neither do we. We are there when you need us, and likely at the beach when you don't.
We work with a select number of clients to ensure quality and timeliness of our services. Most importantly we want to make sure you have a positive experience when dealing with us.
We are focused on positive outcomes for you. We don't just create legal documents. We help you to focus on key outcomes and to work through matters in a methodical and diligent manner to ensure those outcomes are met.
We have experience helping businesses with a wide range of commercial matters, and supporting them in whatever phase of the business life cycle they are in. Whether you are in a start-up phase, growth phase, or exit phase – we have the right solution for you.
What we offer
Whether you are looking to build a successful business, or develop a product to disrupt an industry - we want to partner with you
Establishing the right corporate structure for your new business – the focus here is making sure the structure is flexible to evolve as your business grows, but also to ensure that it protects the wealth and value that you will create. Our experience has been that the best results will be achieved if we work hand-in-hand (even with social distancing) with your accountant and other business advisors.
Developing the right commercial agreements with the stakeholders that are going to help drive the growth of your business, including but not limited to joint venture agreements, employee agreements, contractor agreements, and referrer agreements.
Completing strategic transactions (e.g. acquisitions of other businesses if you are looking to diversify and/or integrate other services with your primary business) that are going to accelerate the growth of your business.
Being a supportive sounding board for your great ideas, and helping you to implement them.
Preparing your business for sale (yes selling your business is just like selling properties – you want to present it in the best possible light to support its valuation and attract greater interest).
Completing the sale process to ensure that you maximise your return and exit the business on your terms.
Our leadership team
General Counsel / Director
Paul has a diverse range of corporate advisory experience having worked for one of the Big 4 Professional Services firms, one of Asia Pacific’s top legal firms, and was Group General Counsel and Assistant Company Secretary for an ASX100 listed company.
With extensive experience in advising on numerous different types of commercial and tax matters, managing due diligence projects, and negotiating various forms of business agreements (including strategic partnerships, joint venture agreements, and project funding agreements), Paul believes that the success to any business transaction is ensuring that it is win-win for all participants to the transaction.
Paul has advised on strategic partnerships, acquisitions and divestments, in a variety of different sectors (including services, energy and resources, consumer products, and Intellectual Property) in Australia, USA, China, Hong Kong, Europe, and South America. He has been the legal project lead on acquisition and divestment projects ranging in value from AUD 1 million to AUD 550 million.
Client Engagement Director - IT Services and Consultants
Mike is an experienced C-Suite executive in the IT services sector. He was Chief Information Officer for an ASX100 company for several years and facilitated a critical upgrade of its global IT infrastructure including the shift to cloud services.
Mike has previously worked in senior roles across the utilities, aviation and industrial sectors and consulted for retail, banking, insurance and government organisations on IT security. More recently he has worked with a number of IT service companies to assist them with their business and restructure strategies.
Mike is a key member of the LAB Legal Leadership Team and works with the firm so that we can be at the forefront of the issues that are relevant to our clients within the IT services sector.
Client Engagement Director - Tourism and Innovative Ventures
Sonny is the CEO and Founder of Bubbletent Australia, and Chief Content Creator for iFodder Content Creators.
Bubbletent Australia is the provider of luxury glamping accommodation and world-class experiences in Regional New South Wales, and under Sonny’s leadership has been at the forefront of evolving luxury tourism experiences in Australia. Integrating technology and world-class service, Bubbletent Australia has lured thousands of guests to venture beyond the divide of the Blue Mountains.
Through his work with iFodder Content Creators Sonny has built a team of over 125 collaborators across 19 different cities in 4 different continents to develop digital content that dares to be different.
Sonny is an integral part of the LAB Legal Leadership Team, working with us to ensure that we continue to provide novel solutions to our clients seeking to develop and launch innovative ventures.
Who we work with
We are a member of Legalmondo, an international panel of independent lawyers. Through Legalmondo we enable our clients to go global.
We work with Australian listed entities, start-ups, growth companies, and foreign companies with operations in Australia.
Connect with us
Level 38, 71 Eagle Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
+61 421 920 879