Government and Business

All public sector organisations undertake some commercial transactions, from hiring materials at the local library or hiring out venues, through to buying and selling property. Some of these activities are undertaken by separate trading entities.

Brookfields' business property finance team provides a full range of business and commercial services.

Different business considerations apply to the public sector and that requires a different approach from your legal team. Brookfields works with the public sector every day, and we know what the pitfalls are. Aside from public fairness issues (being seen to compete fairly with private sector commercial interests), both state owned enterprises and council controlled organisations have a degree of responsibility to their public sector owners that differs from the usual shareholders interest.

From the private sector's point view, the last couple of decades have seen a growth in public private partnerships. These offer all parties huge advantages but it is important the private concerns understand the framework in which their public sector partners will operate.

Contract review and due diligence in this area requires specialised skill and attention. Brookfields is expert in this area and can provide advice based on experience that will optimise such business transactions.

What we do:

  • Banking and finance transactions
  • Business sales and purchases
  • Business structures, including limited partnerships and joint ventures
  • Commercial property
  • Commercial relations advice
  • Employment
  • Insolvency and receivership
  • Intellectual property
  • Regulatory compliance

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