Commercial Law

Leading Commercial Lawyers in Perth
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Working with you to provide pragmatic and objective advice to help you achieve your goals

At Frichot Lawyers, our tightly-knit commercial law team provides expert advice, strategies, planning and representation to enterprises industry-wide, from sole operators and niche start-ups, to the most complex corporate entities.

We have you covered right across the commercial law spectrum, delivering skilled legal services in:

  • Drafting and reviewing contracts and agreements , contract negotiation
  • Advising on all aspects of commercial and corporate law and trusts
  • Company structure and business succession planning
  • Business and asset sales and acquisitions
  • Commercial leases

So, no matter your annual turnover, whether you’re just starting out and need to plan for success, or you are an ASX listed company dealing with high stakes disputes, we can tailor a solution to fit.

Need to speak to a lawyer about your business? Call us today.

Business structure advice and establishment

ASIC, ASX, and regulatory compliance – protect your business from regulatory compliance slipups

Regulatory requirements in Australia have increased in complexity over time, and now demand more time, focus and attention than ever before.

We specialise in all aspects of regulatory compliance, working side-by-side with companies to understand, identify and mitigate their compliance risks.

With decades of hands-on experience working with SMEs and corporate entities of all kinds, our knowledge of industry regulations in Australia is second to none, making us the go-to firm for successful companies that understand the importance of protecting their financial and reputational interests.

Our regulatory lawyers are experts not only in the legislation administered by a broad range of regulatory authorities, but also on how the regulators work and the best approach to your issue. Our clients engage us to understand their obligations, manage risk, minimise the impact of the regulatory burden on their daily operations, and for representation where they have run into compliance difficulties.

Call us today to safeguard your business from compliance missteps


We have decades of experience and rich expertise in drafting and reviewing contracts and agreements across all industry sectors, including supply and license distribution agreements, shareholder, contractor and employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, franchising agreements and more.

Before we draft or review your contract, we make sure that we understand every aspect of your enterprise, from its organisational structure, to the details of your day-to-day, right through to your objectives and challenges, to ensure that every provision not only protects your interests, but also delivers on your commercial goals.

In cases involving contract breach or disputes, we are skilled in negotiating with the other party to achieve the best possible outcome for you. Where agreement cannot be reached, we are experts in commercial litigation , delivering results to our clients that are pragmatic and financial, every single time.

Need contract advice? Call us to arrange an appointment

Companies – family trusts – unit trusts – super funds – partnerships – joint ventures

Establishing the right legal structure for your business can mean the difference between success and failure. This is because the structure that you choose will affect your legal and operational risks, whether or not your assets are protected, your tax and other liabilities, and your upfront and ongoing costs. The problem is, in many cases the right choice is far from clear.

At Frichot Lawyers, no matter where you are on your business journey, if you’re just starting out, growing or restructuring, we can help you to maximise your prospects of success by identifying and building the right foundations for your business, whether that is a company, a particular type of trust, a partnership or a joint venture.

Establishing the appropriate legal structure for you can reduce outgoings including compliance, taxation and other costs, which can in turn positively impact cash flow. With increased financial resources at your fingertips, you will be better able to fund and implement strategies to not only improve performance, but also ultimately to increase the value of your business.

Whether you are starting a new operation or restructuring an existing enterprise, we will work closely with you to identify and establish the right structure for your business.

Need advice on corporate structures? Call us today to arrange an appointment

Business sales and acquisitions

Buying or selling a business or company is an exciting, but most often very complex journey. From negotiating commercial terms, warranties and indemnities, to acquiring third party licences or consents, managing employee issues, and releasing security interests, there are many legal and commercial matters in the balance.

With so much riding on these deals, you need quality commercial lawyers on your side to ensure not only that your rights and interests are protected at every step of the transaction, but also that your commercial goals are achieved.

At Frichot Lawyers, our specialist commercial law practitioners are experts in helping businesses of all kinds to achieve their acquisition or expansion goals, or to accomplish a successful exit plan.

Working strategically with our property law specialists, we provide quality, all-around, cost-effective advice, guidance and representation right from start to finish, including:

  • Negotiating terms
  • Drafting sale agreements
  • Undertaking due diligence including issues relating to corporate structure, licensing, contracts, employee matters and financial, insurance and tax issues
  • Carrying out registrations and tax or duty assessments
  • Settlement

So, whether you are buying or selling a business, shares in a company or units in a trust, we can assist you with all aspects of the transaction and provide you with advice and representation every step of the way.

Call us today to find out how we can help you

Commercial and retail leases – lease disputes - conveyancing

Whatever your business, entering into a commercial lease is a significant commitment that carries with it a wide range of risks and obligations for lessee and lessor alike.

So, whether you are a landlord or a tenant, it is important have an experienced commercial lawyer review the agreement so that you have a clear understanding of the terms and conditions ahead of signing, and have the opportunity to rectify any provisions that are unclear or potentially harmful.

At Frichot Lawyers, whether you are a lessor or a lessee, we can assist you to identify and provide for all key leasing issues, from zoning matters, building requirements, permit issues, condition reports, security bonds, which party bears responsibility for repairs, maintenance and refurbishments, legal and insurance costs and more.

We can also assist with:

  • Drafting or reviewing preliminary documents such as heads of agreement or offers to lease
  • Negotiating, drafting or reviewing your lease
  • Renewals, extensions and terminations
  • Advice on applicable legislation
  • Disputes

Call Frichot Lawyers today for all your commercial leasing needs

Meet our commercial law team

Nick Gvozdin


Simon Jones

Head of Practice

May Kang

Senior Associate

James Tadros

Senior Associate

Linda Roberts

Legal Secretary
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