Commercial/Business Law

The world of business can be a legal minefield! Our Commercial/Business lawyers provide
expert legal advice to business owners & directors for all manner and size of business entities.
Our Commercial and Business team includes accredited specialists in Commercial/Business Law.

Call us today on 02 9222 8000.

Commercial/Business Law

Business & Commercial Law is a broad area of law that covers a range of topics related to businesses, how they operate and the rules they are subject to.

Diamond Conway Lawyers offer legal advice in the following areas of Commercial/Business Law:

Business Structures & Transactions

Each business structure has distinct advantages and disadvantages, and hence choosing the correct structure for your business is a very important step.

Diamond Conway can advise you on the most appropriate structure for your business, whether it be sole proprietorship, partnership, joint venture, company or trust.

We can also provide key advice on day-to-day business transactions. For advice on business structures or transactions call us today on 02 9222 8000. more

Digital Media & Digital Rights Management

Digital Media control and Digital Rights Management (also known as DRM) allows creators of technologies to have control over the copyright of their digital products by restricting what can be done with a product.

Diamond Conway can assist with gaining DRM and breach compensation. Call us on 02 9222 8000 to find out how we can help you. more

Employment Law 

Employment Law covers a range of topics and is designed to protect both employers and employees. The dynamic nature of the industrial relations system brings with it difficulties in navigating the various obligations and rights of employers, employees, contractors and unions.

Diamond Conway can advise you on all areas of employment law, including the new obligations arising under the Fair Work System. Call us on 02 9222 8000 to talk to one of our Employment Law experts. more

Insolvency & Bankruptcy

Insolvency covers the options available to those who have a wealth of unpayable debts; an increasingly common situation given the current global economic climate. Failure to pay debts when they are due can result in serious ramifications, and hence seeking sound legal advice is of key importance.

Diamond Conway can assist with all aspects of insolvency, whether you are a business that is in financial difficulty, or are dealing with companies incurring difficulties. Call us on 02 9222 8000 to seek advice on Insolvency issues. more

Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law

The increasingly digital economic environment brings new challenges in relation to intellectual property and information technology. New products and designs enter the market every day, making this area of business very complex.

Diamond Conway have an experienced team of Intellectual Property Lawyers who can advise you on matters such as copyrighting, patents and trade marks, protecting confidential information and more. Call us today on 02 9222 8000. more

Joint Ventures

When two separate parties make an agreement to work towards a common business goal whilst still remaining separated, this is known as a Joint Venture.

Most problems that arise in Joint Venture situations involve disputes over the rights and obligations of each party to the venture. The drafting of precise agreements is therefore very important.

Call Diamond Conway on 02 9222 8000 to see how we can help to negotiate and draft Joint Venture Agreements, and assist with any disputes that may arise. more


Many legal and ethical obligations exist in relation to the collection, holding and/or disclosing of personal information. These are governed by The Privacy Act and The Information Privacy Principles (IPPs).

Diamond Conway can advise you on your obligations and prepare the appropriate documentation, such as a privacy policy or consent forms.

To find out more about how Diamond Conway can help with Privacy issues, call us today on 02 9222 8000. more

Acquisition Financing

When in the process of acquiring or merging with another business, you may need to seek additional finance to ensure your commercial aspirations are fulfilled.

Diamond Conway can assist with all aspects of seeking acquisition finance. Call us today on 02 9222 8000 to talk to one of our acquisition experts. more

Our Business & Commercial Lawyers

Diamond Conway Lawyers have a wealth of experience in the Commercial/Business Law field and can apply this experience to your case. With the knowledge of nine Business & Commercial Lawyers to work on your case, you can trust Diamond Conway will get you the best outcome for your matter.

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