Alpa is a lawyer at Ferguson Cannon Lawyers practicing in the Business and Corporate Law team. In the Business and Corporate team, Alpa focuses on corporate structuring, asset protection, corporate governance, smsf compliance and mergers and acquisitions.
Setting up a Franchise system is not easy and straightforward. However, while initially overwhelming, once established and operating effectively it has great benefits and significant rewards. If you have been considering franchising your business, and you are not sure where to start, we recommend that you ask yourself the following questions: “Is my business profitable […]
The best way in which to protect your interest in a logo or business name is by registering it as a trade mark in Australia with IP Australia. You should consider creating a distinctive trade mark if you wish to establish a brand so that your customers know that the goods or services are from […]
Once you have decided that franchising is the right option for your business, you need to consider the first steps for setting up a franchise system. It is essential to make sure the basis of any business arrangement is well thought out and structured. It is in everyone’s best interests to speak with a franchising […]
What is asset protection and why is it important for individuals and businesses? Asset protection is a relevant consideration in the establishment of any business. Effective asset protection strategies can limit and in some cases avoid liability for individuals who are carrying on a business. Commonly, businesses are conducted via a company or trust structure. […]
This year has seen a re-emergence of interest in IPOs. With $16.8 billion raised from IPOs this year from over 90 floats (up from $10.8 billion raised last year), IPOs are again becoming an attractive way to raise capital. Just recently, Medibank Private raised $5.7 billion from its float and other companies are likely to […]
On Tuesday, the European Court of Justice ruled that Google must listen to, and in some cases comply with, an individual’s request for links to articles or websites containing their personal information be removed from the search engine’s results. This is a significant decision with regards to privacy law in Europe, and one which could […]
If there is one significant highlight to the Coalition’s first budget yesterday, it is the extension of rights for small businesses. What benefits has small businesses received in the budget? Small enterprises will now have the same rights as consumers in respect of unfair contracts, against big businesses. In general terms, the Government intends to […]