Transport, Freight and Logistics

We provide specialist regulatory, corporate and commercial advice to businesses and trade associations in the transport and logistics industry including heavy transport, road transport, aviation, ports and marine.

We understand the specialised nature of transportation and logistics enabling us to deliver strategic commercial advice on transactional matters including acquisitions, commercial contracts, operational and regulatory issues, transport infrastructure, environmental issues, land use planning, employment, work health and safety, competition, finance, insurance and intellectual property law.

We offer expert advice and service on:

  • Environmental and airport land use planning advice
  • Employment law including workplace agreements, unfair dismissal claims, award application and Enterprise Bargaining Agreements
  • Work health and safety compliance and prosecutions
  • Contractor and sub-contractor arrangements
  • Policies and procedures
  • Compliance and governance
  • Preparing and advising on subcontracting agreements, hire agreements, carriage condition and fleet provider contracts
  • Sale and purchase of businesses
  • Dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration
  • Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA)
  • Claims in relation to lost or damaged cargo
  • Contract disputes
  • Vessel licensing, registration and certification requirements
  • Marine pollution incidents
  • Securing maritime property, ship arrest and admiralty litigation
  • Competition and consumer law
  • Intellectual property
  • Insurance
  • Finance
  • Construction
  • Tender and procurement advice
  • Ports
  • Shipping
  • Warehousing
  • Freight and carriage agreements
  • Claims arising from sale and purchase of heavy vehicles and machinery
  • Warranty claims
  • Transport legislation and regulations
  • General commercial advice on restructuring, shareholder agreements, succession planning

Our clients include:

  • Road transport operators
  • Commercial motor vehicles sales
  • Shipping
  • Motor industry associations