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We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

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Latest Case

Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

Latest News

2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship launches May 1, 2019

Wednesday 1 May 2019 The 2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship is now open for expressions of interest. The scholarship – named after Australia’s first barrister of Chinese background – is open to final year law students, law … Continued

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New laws for short-stay accommodation May 20, 2019

The short-stay accommodation changes to the Owners Corporations Act 2006 (Vic) (the Act) are now in force as of 1 February 2019, with Victoria following New South Wales’ lead to attempt to regulate use of … Continued

Jessica Reid Special Counsel

Background

Jessica has extensive experience providing commercial and strategic advice to clients operating in a diverse range of industries.

She has particular expertise in advising franchisors, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and other participants in the consumer markets sector.

Jessica is focussed on delivering efficient, timely, effective and commercial solutions for her clients.

Legal Expertise

  • franchising and other growth strategies
  • competition law, including pricing, restrictive trade practices and The Australian Consumer Law
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • joint ventures
  • corporate restructuring
  • intellectual property
  • disputes and mediations, including with franchisees and business partners.

Relevant Experience

  • Golden Age – acting on its sale of a land development to the Starwood Group and an ongoing hotel management joint venture. The matter involved complex negotiations over a unitholders and shareholders agreement, corporate restructuring, partnership and development agreements.
  • Nissan Australia – advising on dealer disputes, including representation at mediation.
  • Sunday Somewhere – acting for a high net worth individual on the sale of the online eyewear business, Sunday Somewhere, to Mondottica UK.
  • NRMA – providing competition law advice on various business models, including suggesting new models to meet the business’ objectives.
  • Opteon Property Group – acting on the roll up of its licenced property valuation businesses across Australia, including providing complex structuring and franchise advice, preparing the pre-completion restructure documentation and advising on strategy.
  • Jaggad active wear – advising on corporate structuring issues, arrangements between shareholders and private investment.