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We do things differently.

You'll find that Sierra Legal do things a little differently. You might even call us unconventional. Why? Because we want to provide commercial law advice and other services that meet your needs.

So many law firms do things the way they have been done since the beginning of time. But people are different today. Their needs are different. It's a 24/7, fast-paced world. And we recognise this.

Simplifying your processes.

Our team is small enough to be nimble and quickly react to your needs. Our lawyers are all highly experienced so that they can meet your needs expertly and promptly.

As far as services go, we do what the big firms do but in a much more innovative and personalised manner. We recognise that we are privileged to work with you and not the other way around.

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Our Commercial and Corporate Legal Services.

We provide a full suite of commercial and corporate legal services to meet a wide range of your business needs, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity transactions
  • IPOs and reverse listings
  • Corporate capital raisings
  • Drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts, including:
    - customer and supplier contracts
    - shareholders agreements
    - software and other IT related contracts
    - intellectual property licences
    - outsourcing contracts
    - finance arrangements
    - commercial leases
    - executive services agreements
  • Competition and trade practices advice, including advertising clearance
  • Corporations Act and ASX Listing Rules advice
  • General corporate and commercial legal advice
Mergers and Acquisitions

Deciding to buy or sell a business or merge two businesses into one is, quite frankly, one of the most significant decisions you'll ever make. Moments like this frizzle with excitement and anticipation. But let's face it, these moments are also really daunting.

Get it right, and it could be one of your crowning achievements. But get it wrong, and it's a mistake that will haunt you forever. You need to make sure everything is done with a great degree of thought, care, and accuracy from a legal standpoint.

The Sierra Legal team are the experts you want on your side during any M&A process. Our lawyers have extensive experience and knowledge in this area. But, perhaps, more importantly, they genuinely care about achieving an excellent outcome for you. They'll put in the hard yards. They'll stick by you through what can be quite a lengthy and complex process. And they'll be there to pop the champagne cork and celebrate when the deal has been finalised.

Our M&A services include :

  • Pre-transaction legal “audits” to prepare businesses for sale
  • Legal vendor due diligence
  • Identifying and approaching potential parties to an M&A transaction
  • Preparation of nondisclosure agreements
  • Transaction structuring advice
  • Drafting and negotiation of term sheets, non-binding indicative offers and other similar documents
  • Establishing and operating online data rooms to facilitate due diligence
  • Conducting legal due diligence for buyers
  • Drafting and negotiation of transaction documents, including sale and purchase agreements, shareholders agreements (for partial sell downs) and executive services agreements for key staff
  • Assisting with pre-completion tasks, including preparation of completion agendas, and satisfying conditions precedent under sale and purchase agreements
  • Organising and attending completion of transactions
  • Assisting with post completion tasks, including any necessary lodgements with ASIC
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INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERINGS and backdoor listings

So, you've decided to list your company on the stock exchange? That's a huge and exciting move.

But as you've probably already guessed, you're going to need a team of experts on your side to make it happen. A team that includes a lawyer who understands the legal ins-and-outs of getting your company listed for the first time.

It's a complex process subject to complicated regulatory requirements and fraught with risks of non-compliance and failure. But rest assured, there is a way through.

Sierra Legal's team can provide the necessary advice and services to ensure that you successfully reach the finishing line. Every one of our team members is heavily invested in seeing you triumph.

We're not kidding when we say we've got expertise in IPOs.
Companies we've helped in this area include:

  • Ebony Iron (Backdoor listing into Strategic Minerals – AIM)
  • Faster Enterprises (ASX listing)
  • Frontier Capital Group (Back door listing on ASX)
  • Voltage IP (Backdoor listing on ASX)
  • Simavita (Advised secured creditors in relation to a restructure and dual listing)

IPO services we provide include:

  • Advice regarding the ASX listing rules
  • Co-ordination/project management of the listing team
  • Pre-IPO legal due diligence
  • Advising on pre-IPO restructuring and acquisitions
  • Drafting corporate governance policies
  • Offer document drafting and verification
  • Negotiating listing conditions with the ASX
  • Advising on shareholder meeting processes and documents
Talk to us about IPO's Today
Automated Contract Generation with Arreis AUtomation

Are your processes for drafting and preparing contracts inefficient? Most businesses find they are.

Even if you have a master template for contracts, it takes time to figure out which clauses are relevant in each situation. It takes time to populate each contract with the necessary information. And mistakes in the master template or version used get carried over to other contracts.

There is an answer. And it's not employing a full-time legal specialist to oversee the generation of legal contracts and other documents.

The answer is Arreis Automation. Using uniquely advanced technology, we can eliminate the headaches that go along with the preparation of legal documents.

And the great part is, it's incredibly simple to use.

Learn more about Arreis
Monthly Plans

Does your business avoid running every contract, document and legal matter past a lawyer because it’s just too expensive?

Sierra Legal can provide certainty around legal fees, by offering your business customised monthly plans.

Don’t wait until it’s too late to ask for legal advice. Enjoy early and regular contact with our team of legal advisers. Our monthly plans are carefully tailored to suit each client’s needs.  

In simple terms, this is how they work:

  • You provide us with some information about the nature and amount of legal advice and assistance that your business is likely to need over the next 12 months.
  • We agree with you on the scope of legal support that you would like from Sierra Legal under the monthly plan - for example, you may like our assistance with all day-to-day commercial legal work involving your business, as well as our assistance in engaging and managing other legal specialists on your behalf in other areas of the law (e.g. litigation).
  • Based on this agreed scope of legal support, we agree with you on an appropriate fixed monthly fee for the monthly plan - for our existing clients, this monthly fee ranges anywhere from $2,000 - $20,000 a month.
  • When agreeing on this fixed monthly fee, we also generally like to agree on some form of simple “fair use policy” - the idea with this is that if in a particular month we need to do an unusually large amount of work such that the agreed “fair use” threshold is triggered for that month, then we would have a discussion with you to agree on a fair and reasonable approach for completion of any further legal work in that month.
  • Once the monthly plan is in place, your business will have access to the friendly and experienced Sierra Legal team in a way that enables you to get some consistency and certainty with your legal services and monthly legal spend - and with the added comfort of being able to end the arrangement at any time by giving one month’s notice.

Don’t live in fear of unexpected legal invoices.

Talk to us about a Monthly Plan

"We recently worked with Sierra Legal in relation to an acquisition opportunity – we were extremely pleased with their approach, where they genuinely partnered with us as part of our team rather than simply acting as advisers. This is the first time we have experienced such a model work so successfully, and we will continue to work closely with Sierra Legal in the future."

— Tom Borman, Director, Beacon Rock Capital

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Our team is what makes Sierra Legal such a remarkable modern law firm. We work hard to attract and retain the best legal talent in Australia.

We provide our team with the flexibility and authority to do their job well, and in return, we've been recognised as an employer of choice.

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