Our Agribusiness practice draws on Finlaysons’ depth of talent in areas such as Property, Corporate and Commercial law, Employment, Taxation, Finance, Family Business and Intellectual Property, and in this way, provides tailored and practical legal advice for all agribusiness needs. Our Agribusiness practice is complemented by our preeminent Wine practice that provides specialist legal services to the wine industry.
Agribusiness is an increasingly important part of the Australian and South Australian economy. As South Australian annual agribusiness exports total $5b, our expertise allows us to assist and advise both exporters and importers on the complexities of interstate and international trade. Whether that be corporate or taxation advice or the protection of your brand in foreign markets, our practitioners are there to assist you, and have been recognised as leaders in their areas of expertise by such prestigious awards as Best Lawyers.
Food and agricultural technology are moving at a rapid pace, allowing Australia to compete and excel against international competitors. We are positioned to help you at all stages of research, development, and deployment of new technologies in your business. We can also assist in ensuring your business and your customers’ information and intellectual property are protected, including from cyber-threats.
We recognise that there are numerous local issues, not the least of which is wealth and succession planning. Agribusiness is not just about multinationals and a significant contribution is made by SME’s and family business. By harnessing the experience of our Family Business practice we are able to offer the support necessary to understand the myriad of complex legal issues that regulate business in Australia.
Our proud history dates back to just 14 years after South Australia was colonised and we have seen the transition from traditional agricultural sectors such as cereal crops, sheep and cattle to the “new age” sectors such as aquaculture. Just as the agriculture sector has evolved, so has Finlaysons and we stand at the cutting edge of legal thinking.