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"James was highly attentive and ensured we had timely responses on all matters which translated directly into a relatively swift transaction. He was always available for a phone call to discuss matters and interacted professionally with the other party at all times." [Purchase of circa $15 million - Supa Centre - NSW]
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This agreement is designed to be used for the following corporate transactions:
⚖️ Sale of an Entire Business (without it's legal entity); or where
⚖️ Only part of the Business is being sold.
If the business is being sold together with its legal entity (or part of the business is being sold via shares, units or other securities) please use our Smarter Share Sale Agreement.
If only select physical tangible assets are being sold, please use our Asset Sale Agreement for Tangible Assets.
If only select intellectual property assets are being sold, please use our Deed of Assignment of Intellectual Property.
For Business Sale and Purchase transactions there can be significant inadequacies in the “Standard Form” static templates so commonly used.
Our new automated Smarter Business Sale Agreement is designed to plug these gaps.
This is a fully-featured solution that includes all of the following and more:
1️⃣ Seller-friendly, buyer-friendly or neutral;
➲ Provides the ability to weight the document in your favour, if desired, without making the drafting uncommercially one-sided;
2️⃣ Assets included/excluded;
3️⃣ Conditions Precedent;
4️⃣ Conduct between Signing and Completion;
5️⃣ Completion Actions + Account Adjustments;
7️⃣ Custom Indemnities - for example:
⚖️ When there is a breach of warranty by the Buyer or the Seller; or
⚖️ Option for Seller to disclaim all other warranties when giving basic title/capacity warranties;
8️⃣ Restraints and Confidentiality;
9️⃣ Optional whether the Seller needs to invest the deposit;
🔟 Ability to automatically disclose information available in public registers against the warrantee.
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James has been great to work with. I called him on a Monday and by Tuesday he had a formal [19-Page] Concerns Notice sent to a person defaming me and my business. He stayed in touch throughout the day, kept me updated regularly and was diligent to ensure we were exercising all of my rights under the law. Thanks, James!
James was great, going above and beyond to help me with my enquiry. He provided detailed explanations with references to the appropriate regulations and case examples.
We needed a really good lawyer and after doing our research we decided to contact Blue Ocean Law Group. James runs a very efficient service and has extensive knowledge of Defamation Law. Nothing was a problem. James would follow up with me regarding issues that had arisen. He dealt with each issue in a professional and ethical manner. James would explain every detail on the phone and the process could not have been easier!
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(Translated by Google) Lawyer James Ford was the best. He assisted me all the way through a dispute with a tenant who tried his best to extort money from the landlord due to a conflict with another tenant. James is reliable in his profession amongst lawyers in this field ... James patiently guided me, a landlord whose English is my second language, throughout the whole process ... It was because of his command that my case was turned from a disadvantage to an advantage. His charges are also very reasonable. So if you are a landlord I would highly recommend 'James Ford' to you.
Very helpful and thorough advice. James was able to explain the options available to us in detail, and the implications involved. He was knowledgeable and very professional. Would definitely go to him again.
James was very patient and understood my legal issues. He gave me the most detailed answer he could and extended the time as he wanted to give me the answers I needed. He was very knowledgeable in his area and was able to offer me insightful advice. Would highly recommend.
Our case was unique. My client was based in Thailand and we needed a lawyer in Australia. After searching several firms in NSW we found Blue Ocean Law Group. James was very helpful. He explained the matter in detail via emails and on several occasions over the phone to us in Thailand. The resources on the firm's website were also very helpful in providing additional information for us. I would highly recommend James and will use him again if we need a lawyer in Australia.
A force majeure clause is a method of allocating the risk of a disruptive event. It is a broad catch-all provision whereby the parties list categories or specific instances of otherwise frustrating events, together with the party or parties to bear the risk of the event occurring.
The clause can also grant options to vary, suspend or terminate the contract to one or more of the parties. 
Force majeure clauses form part of a contract’s express terms, subject to the conventional methods of construction.
Absent a force majeure clause, it is unlikely a contract’s commercial purpose would suggest that such a provision is so apparent that it goes without saying , meaning a court is likely to refuse to imply it.
For a more detailed discussion please refer to our blog article “Force Majeure Clauses & Frustration: Why the COVID-19 Pandemic is a Wake-Up Call" by Shakvaan Wijetunga | Virtual Intern at Blue Ocean Law Group℠.
 Eg., Yara Nipro P/L v Interfert Australia P/L  QCA 128, .
 BP Refinery (Westernport) Pty Ltd v Hastings Shire Council (1977) 180 CLR 266, 283.
This FAQ is intended for general interest + information only.
It is not legal advice, nor should it be relied upon or used as such.
We recommend you always consult a lawyer for legal advice specifically tailored to your needs & circumstances.