Commercial and
Business Law

Our team of lawyers has decades of combined experience in the many facets of commercial and business law. We work collaboratively and our strength is in resolving complexity without litigation where possible. When litigation is necessary, we have an impressive track record of success. 

We can help you with:

  • Business Structuring
  • Discretionary and Unit Trusts
  • Partnerships
  • Sole traders
  • Liability
  • Intellectual property
  • Contracts
  • Financial aspects
  • Business Succession Planning
Commercial and business law

What our customers say

“My company used Autonomy First Lawyers to prepare complex business sale contracts for international IP and asset transfer. Jeremy Duffy showed excellent understanding of our business needs, followed up quickly and professionally when circumstances changed, and the contracts have proven to be reliable. I have no hesitation recommending Autonomy First Lawyers.” – PD

“Excellent service, great lawyers” – MM

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Our Business and Commercial Lawyers

Michael Perkins Principal Lawyer

Michael Perkins

Lawyer, author, educator

Michael Perkins, Co-Founder and Principal Lawyer Dip Law SAB, TEP, MICW has over 30 years’ experience of in resolving complexities for clients managing their family and business interests. While many professionals manage and deliver transactions for clients, Michael provides additional support with resolving broader complexity and conflict in the lives of his clients, where possible without resorting to litigation or other dispute resolution processes.

He helps clients deal with the practical, strategic and operational needs of their businesses, conservation of their assets, activating community and philanthropic interests and planning for succession to their estate over time.

Michael applies a multidisciplinary approach in dealing with the challenges of achieving growth, asset protection, estate governance and succession. Methodologies finessed with experience are applied, paving a way forward for globalising businesses as well as families making plans to manage their wealth for the benefit of subsequent generations.

Jeremy Duffy Autonomy First

Jeremy Duffy

Experienced business lawyer

Based in South Australia, Jeremy Duffy has over three decades of experience in practice including property law and commercial transactions.

Jeremy’s clients over the years have included corporates, banks, property developers/managers, financial advisory firms, representative bodies and private clients.

Clarence Leung Chi Chiu Leung

Clarence Leung

 (Chi Chiu Leung)

Clarence Leung LL.B, LL.M (London); Diploma in Law (Sydney); TEP is a senior lawyer with over two decades of experience in trusts, commercial law, property law, litigation and migration law.

Proficiently tri-lingual, Clarence is an experienced Private Client lawyer who is skilled in working with clients of diverse backgrounds and has extensive knowledge of business dynamics and trade practices. He has acted in or advised on disputed matters for clients with an Asian background including Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China.

Trusts disputes and Litigation – Clarence has represented large-scale international companies in Trade Practice and fraudulent activity matters. He has represented individual clients in relation to caveats, partnership disputes, contested estates and injunctions.

Commercial Law – Clarence helps clients deal with their wealth preservation and succession objectives for their commercial enterprises. He works for a diverse range of manufacturing distribution and retail market-focused businesses. Clarence also helps his clients deal with the legal issues that flow from the operations, management, planning and decision making processes as well as ownership of their commercial enterprises.

Zabina Naem, Associate Lawyer

Zabina Naem

Associate Lawyer

Zabina Naem can support your business in areas including Trust Law and Property Law. She has strong practical knowledge in:

  • Advising on business succession planning.
  • Advising on tax implications in estate planning and property law such as stamp duty concessions, land tax and capital gains tax.
  • Assisting clients with residential and commercial conveyancing.
  • Advising on the succession of discretionary trusts and self-managed superfunds.
  • Drafting and settling discretionary trusts.

As a fluent Hindi speaker, Zabina has the capacity to assist clients from the Indian community.

Make an appointment

To make an appointment, simply call 1300 31 42 82 or email enquiry@autonomyfirst.com