Contract GC

Flexible senior legal resourcing for growth stage Australian companies.

When might you need a Contract GC?

  • To cover an absence or on an interim basis between permanent GCs or the role does not require an FTE.
  • You need to protect your intellectual property and mitigate key risks
  • The business is approaching its next critical phase – whether looking to expand, sell or IPO
  • You’ve managed on your own until now but are inundated with compliance and business enablement challenges
  • You feel you might be exposed, but you’re not quite sure where or how

How can you use a Contract GC?

  • Ensure the company receives reliable, pragmatic and commercial local and global legal advice
  • Organise and streamline the governance of the business
  • Advise and support the CEO, Board and executive on governance, transactions and structuring
  • Negotiating and drafting commercial contracts – including licensing, complex technology contracts and leases
  • Negotiating and drafting transaction documents, term sheets and shareholder agreements
  • Draft templates and pro-forma documents, contracts and policies
  • Trade marks portfolio management, registration and enforcement
  • IP protection
  • Fix problems, clean up a mess or get you out of ‘trouble’
  • Safe hands to own the legal function and delivery of legal services internally
  • If required, manage and brief external patent attorneys or lawyers to support above
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations
  • Protect the company from present and future risks, such as litigation and IP disputes
  • Drafting board papers or correspondence, reviewing ASX announcements
  • Advice on marketing messages to do with sales and promotion
  • Dealing with disputes, such as shareholder oppression, consumer law and collections
  • Managing complex commercial litigation
  • Scoping legal briefs and management of legal costs
  • Bring order and accountability to the legal function
  • Train and upskill CEO, board and executives on risk and compliance
  • Personable collaboration and demonstrated ability to bring relevant stakeholders along
  • Gifted interpersonal and communication skills to simplify complexity
  • Scaffolding for sensible decision making despite ambiguity, uncertainty or risk
  • Transaction readiness so that the business can withstand due diligence
  • Exit strategy development (Cap raising, M&A, trade sale, pre-IPO)
  • Structuring, packaging the deal, preparation of investor materials (offer document, IM, prospectus, presentations)
  • Flexible management of the deal process and parties (negotiation and closing the deal)
  • Post-transaction implementation

What can we do for you?

Like most M&A lawyers, we offer technical competence in M&A. We combine this with decades of experience on-the-tools, gained working inside and acting for mid-market tech companies (listed, unlisted and owner operated), giving us an ability to anticipate menaces to navigation and guide you through the options on the path to closing, as we have for others, many, many times previously.