Corporate & Commercial

When you need commercial solutions

We’re your legal partners

Kott Gunning’s Corporate and Commercial practice is a core focus of the firm. We provide legal services on the full range of corporate, commercial and business law matters. Our longstanding team members are able to offer clients a high level of continuity, dependability and consistency. We establish close working relationships with our clients, allowing us to fully understand their business needs, creating time and cost efficiencies. Tight time scales tending to be the rule rather than the exception, we pride ourselves on consistently delivering our services on time and on budget.


We have provided advice on and negotiated terms for a range of corporate, commercial and finance transactions and matters over many years. Together with our Insolvency and Reconstruction team, we provide advice on compliance, enforcement, asset protection and restructuring.

Kott Gunning offers the advantage of a diverse Commercial and Dispute Resolution practice plus a strong international network as a member of ADVOC.


Kott Gunning provides advice and representation in relation to all aspects of the Corporations Act, ASIC regulations and the ASX Listing Rules as well as other legislation affecting the way Australian organisations of all sizes conduct business. We act for corporate, government, banking institution, not for profit, individual and private sector clients.

Examples of our experience include:

  • Providing advice and negotiating terms for a broad range of commercial and finance documents over many years, including the sale and purchase of business, property and assets and preparing security documents for a range of banks, credit unions and other financial institutions.
  • Advising companies, administrators and liquidators on a range of company administration, receivership, restructuring and liquidation matters.
  • Advising on joint venture arrangements, mergers, acquisitions, share transactions and business sales.
  • Advising on a wide range of other joint domestic and cross border joint ventures and acquisitions including preparing and negotiating all relevant agreements and coordinating other specialist input where required.
  • Providing advice on constitutional matters, corporate governance issues, meeting procedures, risk identification and mitigation.
  • Advising on directors’ and officers’ duties in both solvent and insolvent companies including due diligence investigating and reporting, as part of a transaction or ongoing corporate compliances (such as ensuring that sufficient Australian resident directors are on the board, compliance with constitutional and legislative requirements and ASIC and ASX rules and regulations).
  • Advising a UK based company on tax issues associated with its significant investments in Western Australian rural land.
  • Providing FIRB advice and capital raisings in line with the requirements of the Corporations Act.
  • Advising numerous clients on the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 and on various securitisations.

What we do:

  • Business structures and business succession planning
  • Commercial contracts and advice
  • Franchising, licensing and agency agreements
  • Company and business acquisitions and sales – including due diligence
  • Insolvency, receivership and administration
  • Corporate governance, directors’ duties and risk
  • Due diligence
  • Corporations Act advice
  • Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) advice
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Takeovers
  • Listings
  • Capital raisings (debt and equity)
  • Corporate structuring and restructuring
  • Joint ventures and partnerships
  • Intellectual Property
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Private equity
  • Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) matters
  • ASX listing rules advice