Macpherson Kelley is a full service commercial law firm committed to helping our clients succeed.
We’re structured to deliver value to businesses who need direct, commercial and succinct guidance.
We take the time to get to know each client’s business and to understand the commercial drivers behind every client matter. We’re pragmatic in the advice we give and bold in our recommendations. This considered approach enables us to develop practical and innovative solutions for our clients every time.
National support, local advice
We operate nationally, but our local presence in our offices in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland is appreciated by the diverse organisations and in-house legal teams we support. We deliver exceptional value through our teams of responsive, experienced lawyers who put our clients first and share in their victories.
We have a vibrant practice acting for Foreign Owned Subsidiaries. We work with more than 150 foreign owned subsidiaries across all industry sectors, assisting them with everything they need to successfully run their business in Australia. We are very experienced in cross border and managing multi-jurisdictional matters. We understand and working seamlessly with parent and regional management and legal teams. Whether it is dealing with M+A, commercial contracts, finance and security, IP, privacy and data protection, tax (eg. thin capitalisation and transfer pricing), leases, employment contracts, business migration and VISAs, or a myriad of other issues – we can help.
We understand industry
Understanding the commercial environment in which our clients operate is important to deliver successful results. Our focus is on providing practical and targeted legal advice in key industry sectors, including manufacturing and distribution, professional services, foreign owned subsidiaries, franchising, insolvency, motor dealers, not for profit, mining and resources, property development and technology. We pride ourselves on being actively involved in these industries. Our lawyers who work for these clients are passionate about their sectors and are well attuned to the issues clients face and how best to resolve them.
Our membership of Multilaw stretches back many years. We value the network and relationships it brings and are actively involved in its operations. Paul Kirton is the current Asia Pacific Regional Chair and he sits on the Board and Management Committee. You can be assured that we treat all referrals with absolute priority and attention.