Corporate & commercial

Crown Law’s corporate and commercial law practice provides a broad range of legal services. Experienced lawyers with a thorough understanding of the accountability standards and governance framework applicable to Queensland Government offer clients concise and realistic legal advice on mitigating risk in commercial ventures. We specialise in advising about and drafting documents for:

  • commercial contracts for State agencies and State-controlled entities 
  • contract administration and governance
  • Government funding contracts 
  • tender and procurement processes, consultancy contracts and standing offer arrangements
  • probity issues
  • structuring, regulatory and governance issues for government agencies
  • competition and consumer law issues
  • intergovernmental agreements 
  • taxation
  • public sector finance
  • information privacy 
  • charities and trusts.
  • Assisting with the Queensland Government's bids for various major sporting events, including advising about constitutional issues and potential fetters on executive and legislative powers.
  • Providing urgent and ongoing advice on disaster relief funds in the face of the frequent natural disasters that Queensland faces on a range of issues including the tax deductibility of donations, other taxation and GST issues.
  • Assisting with the development of whole-of-government terms for a range of matters including procurement and social services funding.
  • Advising on public sector compliance issues and on legislation and government policies that impact on the proper performance of duties by public servants and others.
  • Involvement in matters related to electricity pricing and the National Electricity Law.
  • Representing the Attorney-General in relation to bona vacantia applications, letters patent issues and charitable trust and cy-près matters.
  • Advising on conflicts that may arise for public servants who are directors of companies or serve on governmental boards and drafting board charters, meeting minutes and instruments of delegation.
  • Advising on private practice arrangements for Queensland Health doctors and requirements of the Health Insurance Act 1973 and the National Health Reform Agreement.
  • Assisting with legislative implementation projects, including in relation to national regulatory systems and laws such as the Rail Safety National Law and National Regulatory System for Community Housing.
  • Advising on GST and the stamp duty implications of transactions and drafting appropriate clauses for agreements.
  • Advising on liability and risk management in connection with the provision of government services and facilities.
  • Advising on issues concerning casino licences.
  • Advising on and drafting amendments to special Act agreements and assisting with the necessary approval processes.
  • Drafting complex agreements for innovative funding arrangements.
  • Conducting privacy impact assessments for government initiatives, including Smartcard licences, OneSchool and a client service web portal.
  • Drafting museum and art gallery loan and exhibition agreements.
  • Representing the State of Queensland before the Queensland Health Payroll Commission of Inquiry and the Queensland Racing Commission of Inquiry.
  • Advising on and drafting arrangements for the procurement of IT, including cloud-based services.