Our commercial team, led by Managing Partner John Kearns, includes Partner Richard Hatch, Special Counsel Kellie Bright, Principal Raymond Huo, Senior Associate Dasha Kovalenko-Gormack and Associate Jessica Belgrave. 

We offer practical and business-savvy advice on a wide range of commercial matters. Team members work closely with our clients to help with day-to-day business activities while working towards their short- and long-term objectives.

Whether providing advice on general commercial matters or complex business transactions, we approach each of your concerns with a strategic and down-to-earth focus. Our clients include well-established and high profile corporates and individuals, as well as start-up businesses and those new to this country. We are delighted to act for many charitable and community groups and national sporting organisations.


  • Commercial contracts
  • Sale and purchase of business
  • Management buyouts
  • Due diligence
  • Corporate and non-corporate structures
  • Corporate governance
  • Statutory compliance
  • Securities
  • Public and private fundraising
  • Financing
  • Trade practices and competition law
  • Trademarks and intellectual property
  • Franchising
  • Employment law