The K&L Gates Brisbane office is located in the capital city of natural resource-rich Queensland, which is also a thriving center for tourism and agriculture. The office has a team of lawyers who work closely with colleagues from our other offices in Australia to provide a full range of commercial legal services.
While Queensland boasts some of Australia’s greatest ecological sites, such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree rainforest, the state is also advantaged with natural mineral resources and is often tied to Western Australia by its abundance of coal, gas, iron ore and other resources. Our lawyers understand the local business environment and provide a full suite of services to a diverse range of clients operating both locally and internationally.
Successive Queensland governments have committed to investment in what have been termed the "4 pillars" of the state economy – construction, mining and resources, agriculture and tourism. Our Brisbane office skill set and experience is structured to assist both domestic clients and inbound investors to take advantage of the opportunities that abound in these sectors.
Advising domestic and international corporations, governments and private sector clients, the firm offers a full range of commercial legal services across financial services, insolvency and litigation and dispute resolution to corporate and transactional, intellectual property, real estate and labor and employment. Our experience spans numerous segments of the energy, infrastructure, agriculture, hospitality and resources sectors.
Our work for major banks includes corporate and acquisition finance, project finance, property finance and asset finance, complemented by our restructuring and insolvency advice on receivership, enforcements, voluntary administrations and bankruptcy.
Our corporate M&A practice advises Australian and foreign-based corporations on mergers, restructures, joint ventures, acquisitions (including management buy-ins and buy-outs) and sales in commercial and rural/agribusiness transactions.
Our real estate practice covers sales and acquisitions, planning and environment, dispute resolution, project management, subdivisions, leasing, taxation and structuring, infrastructure projects, due diligence, finance and structures, real estate agency law and aged care facilities.