Street-smart, Business-Savvy Commercial Lawyers
There are plenty of commercial law firms in Brisbane but they are far from equal.
At Rouse Lawyers, we don’t just offer a legal service – we work in partnership with you to gain a deep understanding of your goals. Our role is to get you the best possible deal for your individual business setting to give your business the edge.
Unlimited Upside and Fee Certainty = Good Value Commercial Law
Rouse Lawyers are the preferred business lawyers for some of Brisbane’s most prestigious enterprises and high-net-worth entrepreneurs.
Our clients network includes national and global enterprises. With a finger on the pulse of technology, we bring our expertise to you wherever you do business.
We couldn’t be in that position without offering outstanding ROI alongside a ‘no surprises’ fee policy that gives business owners and decision-makers certainty.
No two businesses are the same, no two transactions are the same. That’s what causes wild fluctuations in the legal fees endured by many companies as they push into new opportunities.
Not here at Rouse lawyers — we offer a number of engagement models to suit different business structures and transaction frameworks. They all have one thing in common: whether we are charging a fixed fee or a case-based estimate, you can be sure that you will always have cost certainty.
Peace of Mind
There’s not a lot of genuine ‘peace of mind’ in business. The stakes can be high, the budget can be tight, and the stakeholders can be challenging.
As experienced commercial lawyers, we bring you proven results, a wealth of ‘real world’ business experience, sophisticated risk mitigation and cost certainty. It’s as close as your average commercial risk taker will come to a sense of peace.
We work with you to make every deal as smooth as possible aiming for outcomes that ensure you get to enjoy the fruits of your labour.
What Can Our Commercial Lawyers Do For You?
As one of Brisbane’s hardest working law firm, we manage a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial law engagements, including:
- Transactions from business acquisitions to sales, joint ventures and mergers
- Business structure advice, set-up and rework
- Business governance and succession planning, including shareholder agreements and similar agreements dependent on the structure
- Due diligence exercises
- Capital raising including convertible note agreements
- Loans, banking and finance
- Terms of trade and other business contracts
- Tax implications of transactions
- Start-up advisory (we usually deal with funded start-ups)
- Corporate advisory and compliance including the Corporations Act.
Our commercial lawyers also work closely with experts in other teams like taxation, intellectual property, franchising and leasing, giving you the confidence that we have all your legal bases covered.
Team Leader: Matthew Rouse
Matthew is the founder of Rouse Lawyers. He leads the firm’s Corporate & Commercial team. Before he started Rouse Lawyers, Matthew developed his expertise as a commercial lawyer with some of Australia’s largest law firms.
Matthew specialises in mid-market mergers & acquisitions. These businesses tend to be larger private or family owned businesses.
Matthew also practices in general corporate advisory with much of his experience being with clients in emerging technology or organisations with substantial intellectual property.
Matthew is trusted by the firm’s clients to deliver astute and practical legal advice to make sure Rouse Lawyers team delivers on its promise to offer top-tier counsel on time with the clients’ interests and value in mind
Practice Area Expert:
Peter works in franchising, distribution and mergers and acquisitions. His clients range from SMEs to global corporations with an Australian presence.
Developing a deep knowledge of his client’s business is paramount to Peter to ensure he provides quality and timely advice to his client’s.
Sale of Paymenthub to Ezidebit
We acted for the shareholders of PaymentHub who sold their payment services company to Australia’s largest direct debit service provider, EziDebit.
The sale involved multiple bids and a complex share sale agreement involving some deferred consideration.
The recurring revenue nature of our client’s business enabled them to achieve an above-average return with the buyer seeing the strategic value in the acquisition.
Sale of Kaon to Siemens Ltd
We acted for the management shareholders of Kaon Holdings Pty Ltd in the sale of the company to Siemens Limited.
Kaon was acquired by Siemens for its world-leading fuse saver technology.
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"Smooth, affordable and manageable"
“We recently engaged Rouse Lawyers to assist us in purchasing our first home. The support we received from Jesse Mason and his team was invaluable, easing the overwhelming emotions of being first time homebuyers. He supported us to understand both the land and home contracts, walking us through the process and promptly responding to any concerns, which made the whole process smooth, affordable and manageable”.
"I would highly recommend Ben and the Rouse Lawyers team"
We are expanding our growing business into new areas. Ben Thorn took the time to understand our needs and delivered timely and expert advice. In addition to his coverage of the commercial transactions, Ben guided us through each step of the process of registering our trade mark. I would highly recommend Ben and the Rouse Lawyers team.
"I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Rouse Lawyers"
We have used Rouse Lawyers as a “one-stop-shop” for our all commercial and private legal requirements, and we value their expertise and experience. The team at Rouse Lawyers always ensure that they are fully up to date with what our business dealing entails. Our enquiries are efficiently and promptly handled, and any requests are dealt with professionally, ensuring that all the available options have been adequately explained at all times. Peter, Matthew and the team are very professional and we value their advice greatly. I have every confidence that we receive the most comprehensive counsel plus a competitively priced package individually tailored to our business. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Rouse Lawyers to my friends and business associates.
"I would recommend Rouse Lawyers for any business"
“Young Guns has engaged Rouse Lawyer for all legal requirement/advice for the past 10 years. They have been on our business journey from 10 employees to 450 employees. Matt and Peter have always showed a personal interest in our business success and therefore made many recommendations for short term and long term strategies. I would be happy to recommend Rouse Lawyers for any business looking for a legal partner who they can trust and can provide ongoing, up to date advice.”