Commercial Law

Strategic legal solutions for business success


Your business requires a legal framework that supports and enables growth. VRT Lawyers is equipped to provide comprehensive commercial law services that cater to the unique needs of your business. We advise on a wide range of commercial matters, from contract law and negotiations to compliance and intellectual property. Our team is committed to understanding the intricacies of your business, offering tailored solutions that drive success.

Navigating the commercial landscape can be complex, with legal challenges arising at any stage. That's where our strategic planning and foresight come into play. We work to anticipate potential legal hurdles and address them efficiently, minimising disruption to your operations. Our attorneys are adept at crafting agreements that protect your interests and facilitate smooth business transactions.

Whether you're a start-up or a seasoned enterprise, VRT Lawyers is your partner in commercial law. We provide not just legal advice but strategic business solutions. Our proactive approach ensures that your company is fortified against legal risks, allowing you to focus on what you do best – running your business. Partner with us for legal guidance that is as invested in your commercial endeavours as you are.


What should I consider before entering into a commercial lease?

Before entering into a commercial lease, it's important to consider the lease term, the rent and review mechanisms, your rights to renew or terminate the lease, and any obligations for repairs or maintenance. It's also crucial to understand how outgoings are calculated and what your obligations are regarding security deposits or bank guarantees. A commercial law specialist can review the lease terms, negotiate on your behalf, and ensure that your business interests are protected.

How do I protect my intellectual property (IP) and what are my rights ifsomeone infringes on it?

Protecting your IP starts with identifying what intellectual property you have, such as trademarks, patents, copyrights, or trade secrets. It’s essential to register your IP with the appropriate Australian bodies, like IP Australia, to ensure you have exclusive rights to its use. If someone infringes on your IP, you can take legal action to stop the infringement and seek damages. We can assist you with both the protection of your IP and enforcement of your rights if infringement occurs.

I'm starting a new business; what business structure should I choose?

The choice of business structure – such as a sole trader, partnership, company, or trust –depends on various factors, including the nature of your business, tax considerations, liability implications, and your personal circumstances. Each structure has its own legal and tax obligations. We can provide advice on the advantages and disadvantages of each structure to help you make an informed decision that aligns withyour business strategy and goals.

What legal documents are essential for a new business?

Essential legal documents for a new business may include a business plan, shareholder or partnership agreements, terms and conditions of trade, privacy policies, and employment contracts. Ensuring compliance with Australian consumer law and theCorporations Act 2001 is also key. We can assist in drafting and reviewing these documents to ensure they are legally sound and provide the necessary protections for your business.

Can you help with the sale or purchase of a business and what is the process involved?

Yes, we specialise in business transactions, including sales and purchases. The process generally involves due diligence, where we review the business's legal, financial, and operational health. We then negotiate the terms of the sale or purchase, draft the contract, and manage the settlement process. We ensure that you are fully informed of all liabilities, including employee entitlements, existing contracts, and taxation considerations, to facilitate a smooth transaction.

If you require legal assistance in commercial law, VRT Lawyers can provide the expert advice and support you need. Our goal is to ensure your business interests are fully protected and to help you navigate the complexities of commercial law with confidence. Please reach out to discuss how we can assist you with your specific business needs.

Expertise in handling and settling complex commercial law matters

Our team of dedicated commercial law specialists have years of experience helping clients navigate complex legal matters.