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Commercial & Corporate

McLachlan Thorpe Partners aims to make doing business as easy as possible.

We stay abreast of legislative changes that will affect our clients and are able to keep our clients in the know by guiding them through the maze of rules and regulations that govern their business decisions.

As part of our service we seek to find answers to complex questions, devise sound strategies and identify the opportunities and challenges our clients face.

We provide strategic and tactical advice on all types of business activities, ranging from day-to-day contractual matters through to detailed advice on major transactions.

We always take the commercial goals of our clients into account and ensure our advice is clear with straightforward recommendations, enabling our clients to achieve the best possible outcome for their business.

McLachlan Thorpe Partners Commercial and Corporate department has expertise in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Advice on Structuring Business Organisations
  • Purchase and Sale of Business
  • Employment Law
  • Terms and Conditions of Trade
  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Unit Holders Agreements
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Share Sale Agreements and Partnership Agreements
  • Consultancy and Contractors Agreements
  • Corporations Act matters
  • Patents, copyright, intellectual property and trademarks
  • Directors’ Duties
  • Fund Raising
  • Due Diligence
  • Peter McLachlan Partner

    Founder Peter McLachlan has particular knowledge and experience in commercial and property transactions, estate planning, employment law and planning law.

  • Toby Carter Partner

    As an Accredited Business Law Specialist, Toby assists clients with practical and commercially focused advice for medium sized and family businesses. Further, Toby practices in commercial and residential conveyancing and leasing matters in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.

  • Richard Chadwick General Counsel

    Richard Chadwick has extensive general commercial experience as a director of various public and private companies operating in the retail, rural, investment and resource sectors.

  • Chao Deng Senior Associate

    Chao joined the commercial and property team in 2012. With a broad range of experience in drafting and advising on all types of commercial documents, he also has experience in commercial transactions.