Corporate / M&A



At Advantage Partnership Lawyers, we understand the complexities and issues that arise in commercial law matters.

Utilising our thorough understanding of the Australian legal and business culture, we can assist you in managing a broad range of legal and business issues from commercial lease negotiations to transfer pricing systems.

    We can advise and assist you on a variety of matters, including:
  • Drafting and negotiation of various types of commercial agreements, including standard terms and conditions, cooperation agreements, licensing agreements, supply and services agreements,
  • Drafting and negotiation of commercial leases, including incentives and sub-leases,
  • Corporate governance, including drafting governance documents and advising on appropriate management structures,
  • Directors duties and liabilities,
  • Consumer law and competition issues,
  • Business closure and insolvency issues.

    Advantage Partnership Lawers prides itself on its cross cultural skill and klnowledge of international law.

    The law firm specialises in managing and assisting Japanese corporate clients and companies, and maintains a unique and competitive edge. The job of a lawyer is not just to win cases - it's ensuring the client's needs are completely satidfied.

    Our staff has the ability to interpret and translate international laws, while understanding and maintaining cultural relevance.

    hofsted's cultural dimensions canhelp us understand the differences between Japanese and Australian culture. These differences are summarised below:

    1. Indivisualism versus Collectivism

    Japan scores high on collectivism where Australia is among the most indivisualistic culutures. For Japanese culture, this means there is a partiality towards the common good. In contrast, Australians expect to choose their own affiliations and pursue their own goals.

    2. Large versus small power distance

    Power distance refers to the extent to which a society accepts a hierarchial order and how power within an organisation is distributed. Japanese culture accepts a large power distance where in Australia it is relatively low.

    3. Strong versus uncertainty avoidance

    Japanese culture ranks amongst the highest in this category. The Japanese maintain rigid codes of belief and tend to remain longer with their present employer. Conversely, Australians maintain a more relaxed atmosphere in both theri professional and personal lives.

    4. Masculinity versus femininity

    Japan is considered by Hofstede to be the most masculine culture. Masculinity refers to a preference for 'achievement, heroism, assertiveness and material success'. On the other hand, Australia is considered to be more feminine with a preference for relationships, modesty and quality of life.

    Cultural dimensions the difference between Australian and Japanese culture are significant. These differences have an important impact on the way business is conducted internationally. At Advantage Partnership, our experience with Japanese culture is unsurpassed, providing our clients with the satisfaction they deserve.


Our team has hands-on experience providing advice to many major public and private Japanese corporations. Our approach is team-oriented and outcome driven. Consult with us before you undertake any important legal or financial business decisions.

Corporate / M&A

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