Mergers & Acquisitions
Palisade Corporate has vast experience in providing legal advice and assistance with the processes involved in both mergers and takeovers in domestic and international markets. Our services include legal advice on structuring the transaction, negotiation of commercial terms from both the buy and sell sides, documenting the transaction's legal framework, and attending to ASX and ASIC compliance issues. Specifically the transactions in which we can readily provide legal assistance with include:
takeover bids and defences;
schemes of arrangements;
business acquisitions and disposals; and
corporate mergers including reverse takeovers (RTO's).
The firm has advised clients on a number of international merger and acquisition transactions in Europe, America, Africa and South East Asia.
LitigationActed for an accounting practice in a dispute brought by a former unit-holder in the Supreme Court Western Australia. Acted for a cross respondent in large scale class action proceedings in the Federal Court in NSW relating to alleged misleading and deceptive IPO and capital raising. Acted for a tenement holder in negotiating a resolution to Supreme Court proceedings involving the construction of a Mineral Rights Deed in relation to high value gold exploration licences. Acted for ASX listed companies in curative relief applications under s 1322 of the Corporations Act 2001. Acted for both former directors and employees, and for companies (ASX listed and private) in relation to disputes under employment and executive services agreements, particularly in respect to restraint of trade provisions. Acted for both insolvency practitioners in recovering unfair preferences and uncommercial transactions, and creditors in resisting claims brought by liquidators for unfair preference payments. Acted for shareholders and directors of a deadlocked private company in oppression proceedings in the Supreme Court. Acted in debt recovery proceedings in the Magistrates (<$75,000), District (<$750,000) and Supreme Courts (>$750,000) for a range of public and private companies, and individuals. Acted in numerous cases where advice has been provided to both shareholders and ASX listed companies in relation to action taken under section 249D of the Corporations Act to remove and replace directors. Successfully negotiating a resolution to a dispute with an ASX listed gold exploration company on behalf of a shareholder in relation to shares and options due under a Term Sheet