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Business Structures, Sales and Acquisitions Fundamentals

Business Structures, Sales and Acquisitions Fundamentals

Date & TimeMonday 19 June 2017 1–5.15pm
Format Workshop
Price

Member

$360.00

Non-Member

$480.00

CPD Units 4
  • Professional Skills
Venue LIV Lecture Theatre, 470 Bourke St, Melbourne View Map

If you're new to commercial or business law, this workshop will give you a head start on the step-by-step processes involved in business sales and acquisition. Not only will you get an overview of the relevant legislation...

For more information, please view the "Program Overview" and "Further Details" below.

Further Details

  • Full Description

    If you're new to commercial or business law, this workshop will give you a head start on the step-by-step processes involved in business sales and acquisition. Not only will you get an overview of the relevant legislation and what is required to be in the contracts, but you will also have the opportunity to learn about what is involved in franchising arrangements. You will learn the practical considerations to be aware of, how to structure business sales to best meet your client's needs, as well as the requirements before, during and after the transaction. Get key knowledge and expert tips to accelerate your understanding and help you deliver excellent outcomes for your clients.

  • Presenter

    Andy Shaw, LIV Accredited Specialist in Business Law, Lawyer, Robinson Gill Lawyers

    Andy regularly assists clients with the purchase and sale of businesses. He is an experienced mergers and acquisitions lawyer who can help manage all aspects of the transaction process for his business clients. He also has particular expertise in assisting clients with their business succession needs. He commonly drafts partnership style agreements to help address the key governance issues faced by businesses, and to provide business owners with tailored and appropriate exit mechanisms.

  • Topics and Learning Outcomes

    Topics will include:

    • appropriate business entities: overview of common business structures and the pros and cons of each; governance and succession issues
    • what to do before a sales transaction: preparing a business for sale, due diligence, structure of sale, section 52 obligations and pre-contract heads of agreement
    • what to do during the transaction: drafting the contract; information gathering and searches; conditions precedent; GST; transfer of lease; transfer of business name and other intellectual property; transfer of licences, permits, approvals and registrations; PPSA; employees; settlement
    • Shareholders’ agreements – what should they cover?
    • Buy and Sell agreements – what should they cover?
    • tax implications related to buying and selling a business, including capital gains tax and GST
    • insurance issues
    • searches, settlements and finance
    • buying and selling a franchise – what do you need to know?

    At the end of this session, you will know how to:

    • distinguish  between business structures and identify the pros and cons of each in the context of a sale and acquisition of a business
    • understand the steps in the sale and acquisition of a business
    • navigate key taxation issues in the sale and acquisition of a business
    • identify key issues when buying and selling a franchise.