Corporate & Commercial Law

A strategic approach to commercial law and corporate structuring matters that is driven by clients’ commercial interests

Circle Bridge Legal specialises in providing tailored, pragmatic advice to our clients across all major areas of corporate and commercial law. Working with a wide range of corporate and commercial organisations, we devise strategies that mitigate risk and future conflicts, while furthering clients’ interests at every opportunity. 

Circle Bridge Legal has extensive experience acting on behalf of individuals, incorporated companies and businesses across the full spectrum of commercial areas, including both contentious and non-contentious work.

Our talented and experienced team assists clients ranging from individuals to large businesses. Our service centres on developing a deep, nuanced understanding of our clients’ business and their strategic and operational objectives to deliver specifically crafted, practical results which protect and enhance our clients’ interests.

We believe in minimising the risk that comes with disputes and see litigation as a last resort, encouraging clients to explore alternative means to resolving disputes. By keeping you out of the courts where possible, we hope to save you time and money, and minimise loss of business and reputation.

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Structures and Advice

Advising clients on the most appropriate structures for their entities, accounting for the size and type of venture and its objectives.

Company Incorporation

Assisting companies throughout the registration process, including ACN, ABN, GST, setup, trademark searches and all other related matters.

Deeds and Agreements

Drafting deeds and agreements to ensure they reflect the relationship between relevant parties


Drafting and reviewing franchise and disclosure documents and associated advice at every step in the franchise relationship.

Shareholder, Joint Venture and Partnership Agreements

Creating or reviewing shareholder, JV and partnership agreements with specific regards to the interests of our clients.

Licensing and Other Agreements

Drafting and reviewing a range of other commercial agreements including licensing, distribution, supply and service agreements.

Trust Structuring and Advice

Establishing trust structures to optimise clients’ tax exposures while structuring assets to preserve their wealth.

Corporate Governance

Developing best practice corporate governance approaches to help meet legal obligations to a range of stakeholders.

Succession Planning

Advising clients in the development of succession plans for their businesses across a range of areas, including asset protection, insurance, financing and business owner agreements.

Digital, Privacy and Usage Policies

Providing businesses and individuals with tailored legal documents including Privacy Policies, Terms of Use and Terms and Conditions for use in digital and physical contexts.

Seed and Start-up Businesses

Assisting start-ups and entrepreneurs throughout the start-up lifecycle, including set up and structuring, Employee Share plans, drafting all legal documents and agreements and intellectual property matters to ensure business success.

Competition and Consumer law

Assisting clients with all their regulatory and compliance needs in relation to competition and consumer law, engaging regulators where needed and advocating for clients’ interests in relation to the ACL (where appropriate).


Comprehensive assistance and advice, including all relevant website documentation, terms and conditions, compliance with payments regulations, SaaS and mobile app agreements and compliance with intellectual property law.

Restructuring & Insolvency

Provision of strategic advice on how best to deal with a company’s financial difficulties or potential insolvency, including debt and equity restructuring, personal liability issues, managed investment scheme interests and priority disputes.

Compulsory Acquisition

Assisting clients on compulsory acquisition matters prior to and during litigation, and with a high success rate of achieving the fairest results for our clients.

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