Mergers & Acquisitions

We have successfully advised a number of public and private companies in respect of acquisitions and divestments, including:

  • share sale agreements
  • business sales/purchases
  • takeovers via takeover bids
  • schemes of arrangements
  • takeover strategies
  • due diligence assessments & due diligence processes
  • backdoor listings

Recent transactions include advising:

Corporate & Commercial

In addition to our extensive experience in Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions, GrilloHiggins offers a broad range of corporate and commercial advice:

  • shareholder agreements and advice on shareholder’s rights
  • company formation and structural advice
  • trust establishment
  • partnership agreements
  • joint ventures
  • franchising
  • succession planning
  • corporate governance reviews & director’s duties advice
  • company board composition
  • company secretarial support


We are experienced corporate advisors to the health sector, from corporate medical centres to individual general practitioners. We advise on corporate practice structures tailored to health professional and with our detailed knowledge of the health industry are able to offer a broad range of corporate services, including:

  • medical practice set-up and structuring
  • service agreements and associateships
  • health records advice
  • competition advice

Capital Markets

Our team advises a number of public and private SMEs in respect of their capital market requirements, including:

  • IPOs
  • ASX listing rules advice
  • rights issues
  • reverse takeover/backdoor listing
  • share buy-backs
  • continuous disclosure advice
  • corporate governance requirements
  • takeovers and takeover strategy
  • debt and equity funding
  • due diligence assessments and due diligence processes
  • advice on prospectus liability

Recent transactions our team have advised on include:

Energy & Resources

GrilIoHiggins act for a range of public and private energy & resources clients, including junior explorers in the mining and oil & gas industries, to producers and investors.

Garrick Higgins is currently Chairman of an ASX listing copper and industrial sands explorer, Kidman Resources Limited and Alfonso Grillo is Company Secretary of central Victorian gold explorer, Nagambie Mining Limited.

Our recent transactions include advising:

Entertainment, IP & Technology

GrilloHiggins can assist in the commercialisation and protection of your valuable intellectual property. We advise a number of public and private companies on IP protection, commercialisation and enforcement, including:

  • software licensing
  • film financing, production and publishing advice
  • confidentiality arrangements
  • trade mark registration management & protection
  • copyright protection and enforcement
  • defamation advice


GrilloHiggins can provide the whole spectrum of property advice from simple conveyancing through to complex property matters. The structures utilized in property acquisitions can be crucial, ranging from joint ventures to discretionary or unit trusts. Pre-transaction advice is essential to ensure that our clients’ interests are adequately protected through the entire lifespan of the investment. Services include:

  • conveyancing
  • commercial leasing
  • subdivisions
  • construction and project contracts
  • security


GrilloHiggins offers special rates and flexible payment opportunities for pre-qualified start-ups. We can offer you fixed price packages in relation to common start-up requirements, such as company or trust incorporation, IP protection and Shareholders Agreements. Best of all your work will be performed in-house by fully qualified legal staff, who you can speak to directly.