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.
"We call upon Rouse Lawyers for their invaluable advice"
We have used Rouse Lawyers over the past 3 years, predominantly in our mergers and acquisitions activities. Matthew and his team understand the needs of larger family businesses, and their pragmatic and commercial approach to transactions is first class. From personal matters to large deals, we call upon Rouse Lawyers for their invaluable advice.
"Their knowledge of franchising is comprehensive"
“I have tried several of the larger law firms at the big end of town but found their services to be quite bland and predictable. Rouse Lawyers’s style of operation suits me much better, their knowledge of franchising is comprehensive, and just as importantly, their thinking is distinctly street wise and entrepreneurial.”