Business Contracts

Your Expert Business Contract Lawyers

Stevensen Business Lawyers are your expert commercial and business contract lawyers.

Your business contracts need to fit your commercial needs and circumstances. Unlike some of our competitors, we don’t use a ‘one size fits all’ template. Our service will provide you with commercial agreements tailored to your business.

We draw on our long experience in reviewing and updating business contracts and agreements to ensure yours are easily understandable and free of legal jargon. Together we’ll identify your commercial goals and draft appropriate business contracts. Or we can review any proposed agreements with your goals in mind.

This means you can minimise your risk and maximise your protection while accomplishing your business goals.


When you appoint Stevensen Business Lawyers as your commercial and business contract lawyers, we can:

  • Review the business contracts you are considering signing and explain your rights and obligations before you commit.
  • Suggest amendments to protect your commercial interests.
  • Negotiate on your behalf with solicitors for other parties to protect your interests.
  • Advise you on the law applying to a proposed business contract or commercial agreement.
  • Prepare terms and conditions for online businesses that cover all online transactions with customers.
  • Advise you on steps to be taken if someone breaches a contract with you.
  • Advise you on your response to a claim that you have breached a contract.

Contact us to speak to a contract lawyer about your contract agreement requirements.


Level the Playing Field

When you’re growing your business you might find yourself having to negotiate with more prominent players in your industry. You might be putting yourself forward to tender for a bigger project than normal. Or looking to offer a corporate service that’s a step up from your current clients.

And that might mean becoming a party to more complex agreements as well.

We can assist you to level the playing field by reviewing and negotiating updates to those complex agreements and using our expertise as business dispute lawyers to negotiate on your behalf. We can review the proforma supplier terms and conditions for large tenders. And we can work with you to prepare the ‘exceptions table’ for you to submit to the project manager with your tender submission.


We advise on all types of business contracts and commercial agreements. These include:

  1. Share Sale Agreements, Share Subscription Agreements and
    Shareholders Agreements
  2. Partnership Agreements, Discretionary Trusts and Unitholders Agreements
  3. Contracts for Sale of Business
  4. Franchise Agreements and other franchise documents
  5. Supply of Services Agreements
  6. Independent Contractors Agreements, Consultancy Agreements and Subcontracts for Supply of Services
  7. Terms and Conditions for online businesses and e-commerce websites
  8. Distribution Agreements and Joint Venture Agreements
  9. Retail Premises Leases and Commercial Premises Leases
  10. Put and Call Option Agreements
  11. Loan Agreements and Security Documents for mortgages and securities registrable under the Personal Property Securities Act
  12. Copyright Licences, Copyright Assignment Agreements, IP Assignment Agreements and Advertising Agreements
  13. Software Development Agreements
  14. Sale of Goods Agreements, Hardware Supply Agreements and Equipment Leases
  15. Confidentiality Agreements and Non-Disclosure Deeds
  16. Employment Contracts

Frequently Asked Questions


How much will it cost for you to review my contract?

That depends on several things. The nature of the transaction, its complexity and the quality of the document will affect the fixed price fee we would charge for the initial review and a letter confirming the results.

However, we’re always happy to give you a free initial consultation. So you’ll know where you stand before we commence any official work.

We have seen ‘one size fits all’ commercial agreements adapted without any input from a lawyer. The result can be dangerous. You risk entering into the wrong type of agreement (legal-wise and tax-wise), or one that might not suit your business goals at all. And if you enter into the so-called ‘Standard Terms & Conditions’ of your suppliers without reading or understanding the ‘fine print’, you could even risk facing court action if things go wrong.

At the end of the day, when you sign a document, you will usually be bound by all of its terms, even if you did not read or understand it, or it didn’t accurately reflect what you believed to be your commercial agreement.

We strongly advise you against signing any contract before a commercial lawyer has checked it. From our experience, it always costs more to fix these kinds of mistakes than to get a lawyer to do it correctly in the first place.

To avoid this, we encourage you to prepare a list of things you would like to see in your agreement and take it to a reputable business lawyer or commercial lawyer. As business lawyers Sydney, we regularly review contracts and agreements for our local and nationwide clients. We can prepare a formal contract that protects you, while also being tailored to your particular requirements and industry. And we can advise you on changes and updates to protect your legal position and advance your business goals.

Do you need help with a commercial contract or agreement?