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Services

Our team is dedicated to supporting clients through their business activities and seek to assist them to achieve their commercial goals.

Corporate Advisory and M&A

We provide a broad range of services across the full spectrum of corporate and commercial law.

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Equity Capital Markets

We act for issuers and investors across a range of Australian capital markets transactions.

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Banking and Finance

We have extensive experience in acting for borrowers across a range of financing transactions.

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Financial Services

We are experts in the space of financial services and funds management, having regularly acted for fund managers and corporate trustees.

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Dispute Resolution and Litigation

We advise our clients in relation to a number of commercial disputes ranging from litigation to negotiated outcomes.

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Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT)

Our team regularly advises on legal issues in connection with our client’s technology and telecommunications projects.

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Intellectual Property

We appreciate the importance of protecting our client’s intellectual property in today’s ever changing environment.

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

We act for a number of Australia's largest cryptocurrency providers.

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Employment

We advise our clients on a range employment issues by informing them of potential legal risks and developing strategies to minimise those threats.

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Insurance

We act for our clients on a range of insurance and insurance related disputes.

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People

Our principals lead an experienced legal team dedicated to assisting our clients to achieve their optimal commercial goals.

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Leath Nicholson

Leath practices extensively in commercial and corporate transactions, particularly for ASX Listed public companies.

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Shannon Ryan

Shannon heads the firm's financial services and corporate transactions section.

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Lee Mitchell

Lee is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer. He has a passion for creating positive outcomes for his clients in a no-nonsense and down-to-earth way.

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Andrew Bini

Andrew practices extensively in mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions.

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Veroshan Sripragasan

Veroshan is a Senior Associate within Nicholson Ryan’s corporate and commercial practice.

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Gerard Maxted

Gerard is an Associate with Nicholson Ryan's dispute resolution and litigation team.

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Blogs & News

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COVID-19 and Commercial Leasing Issues

Andrew Bini, Director - Mergers & Acquisitions, Nicholson Ryan Lawyers

The Federal and State governments’ COVID-19 restrictions aimed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 have had widespread economic consequences, leaving many businesses with significantly reduced or no cashflow to pay their rent. To aid the management of cashflow for SME tenants and landlords on a proportionate basis, the National Cabinet has imposed a Mandatory…

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The JobKeeper Program for Businesses

Lee D Mitchell, Principal, Nicholson Ryan Lawyers

Introduction The Federal Government has announced a series of fiscal measures to protect the incomes and job of Australian workers, including the JobKeeper Program, a $130 billion ‘wage subsidy’ scheme. Below, we have set out some key questions and answers in relation to the JobKeeper Program. What is the JobKeeper Program? The JobKeeper Program is…

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COVID-19 and Frustration of Contracts

Lee Mitchell, Principal, Nicholson Ryan Lawyers

The impact that COVID-19 will have on the Australian and global economy is becoming more apparent, with supply chains and other commercial arrangements being placed under increasing strain. Notably, Australia’s response to COVID-19 may enliven contractual force majeure provisions, which refer to the exercise of Government powers, or the doctrine of frustration. If you wish…

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COVID-19, Contractual Obligations, and Force Majeure Clauses

Lee Mitchell, Principal, Nicholsn Ryan Lawyers

Considering the recent global outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID – 19), Nicholson Ryan Lawyers (NRL) has been providing advice to many of our clients in terms of the threat posed by COVID – 19 to business continuity, contractual and financing arrangements and corporate governance obligations. Below, we have outlined our insights to answer some of…

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Specialist expertise tailored to client needs

Boutique law firms with a specialist focus are an emerging trend in Australia. According to the Australia: State of the Legal Market white paper, published by Melbourne Law School and Thomson Reuters Peer Monitor in 2016, while many major law firms are facing multiple challenges including rising costs and uneven profitability, boutique law firms concentrating on a…

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Risks of issuing a creditor’s statutory demand

If you have money owed to you by a company (not an individual), issuing a creditor’s statutory demand can be a quick means of debt recovery. By serving a statutory demand, the debtor company has 21 days to either pay the debt, come to a satisfactory arrangement with the creditor, or make an application to…

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Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 Awards – Congratulations Veroshan

Nicholson Ryan Lawyers are delighted to announce that associate, Veroshan Sripragasan, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Mergers & Acquisition category of this year’s Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 Awards.  Lawyers weekly 30 Under 30 is Australia’s largest independent awards program that recognises excellence in young lawyers – those that are raising the bar on…

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Nicholson Ryan Lawyers hit the airwaves

Leath Nicholson (Principal) and Veroshan Sripragasan (Associate) were recently interviewed for the podcast Trench Talk hosted by Matt Reynolds.  On the podcast, they discussed a range of topics including the regulatory framework regarding blockchain and cryptocurrencies, mergers and acquisitions and the involvement of lawyers in pursuing business growth. You can listen to Leath and Veroshan chat all…

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Growth for Nicholson Ryan Lawyers

Leath Nicholson, Director

  Nicholson Ryan Lawyers is pleased to welcome new Director Lee Mitchell to the firm. Lee has over 22 years’ experience in corporate and commercial law gained with international, national and boutique law firms including 12 months as in-house counsel at ExxonMobil and 2 years as a Partner with Middletons (now K&L Gates LLP) Lee’s…

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Changes to Ipso Facto Termination Rights

Andrew Bini (Principal)

Many commercial contracts contain clauses which entitle a party to terminate the contract or exercise other contractual rights where the counterparty suffers an insolvency event (such as the appointment of a voluntary administrator or receiver or the entry into a scheme of arrangement with creditors). That is, by the mere fact itself (“ipso facto”) that…

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