Governments are under increasing pressure to improve public services across a number of areas including infrastructure, health, and education, particularly in a climate where substantial cost savings and greater efficiencies are demanded. We at M&A Lawyers have a sound understanding of the political, legal, and commercial environments that Commonwealth, State, and Local departments, agencies, and councils operate under.

We can advise governments on the processes within their departments, as well as all stages of transactional matters including government contracts, departmental decisions, probity, legal obligations, and risk exposure. We also have expertise in advising private sector clients who may be affected by government proposals or outcomes. We can assist in the areas of law that govern the public sector including administrative law, statutory interpretation, taxation, industrial relations, consumer law, and competition law.

We can advise both governments and private sector clients across a number of areas including:

  • Administrative law matters relating to public administration and governance, FOI Ombudsman inquiries, Royal Commissions and other inquiries, coronial inquiries, privacy disputes, statutory interpretation, and employment law
  • Corporate and commercial law matters relating to banking and finance, insurance, consumer and competition law, taxation, procurement, property, contract, and media
  • Advising and acting for government departments, agencies, and councils in litigation, arbitration, mediation, and conciliation
  • Advising and providing legal services in areas including criminal law, trust and equity law, superannuation and funds management law, transport law, and native title law.