Boutique International Law Firm Specialized in IP, Corporate & Trade
MMLC GroupLevel 19, Waterfront Place
1 Eagle Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
+61 7 33600247
+61 7 33600222
Contact Mr Matthew Murphy
Law Firm OverviewMMLC Group is a leading group of international lawyers and consultants. It is a multidisciplinary practice helping many of the world's great companies to do business in China and Australasia. MMLC's attorneys and consultants work in the areas of intellectual property, international trade, anti-trust, M&A, foreign investment, environment, government relations, business development and support, due diligence, labor, foreign exchange and taxation. The MMLC Group practices Chinese law through its local law firm, Beijing MMLC.
Our people are active in important inter-government negotiations, policy development and implementation, having outstanding experience in government, auto, agribusiness, information technology, retail, textiles, life sciences and pharmaceuticals fields. MMLC is a self-styled acronym for Management, Markets and Legal Consulting Group. It summarizes our business, being multi-disciplinary in nature, as well as what we believe in for making us better lawyers and corporate advisors.
We believe that having lawyers involved in business and commercial decision making, makes them better lawyers. We believe that having our business consultants involved in legal analysis and process, makes them better able to conceptualize the legal issues involved in making the best and most informed business decisions.
Year this Office was Established: 2002
Languages: Mandarin; English.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Industrial Designs; Plant Varieties; Integrated Circuits; Employment Contract; Business Support.
Areas of Law Description
The MMLC Group offers legal services on the following practice areas:
- Business Transactions
Our business transactions practice covers complex international mergers and acquisitions, tax planning, corporate finance, franchising and IP commercialization transactions, foreign direct investment advisory, restructuring, anti-trust and competition law, Asian labor relations and consumer protection. We have acted in some of the most complex commercial transactions in Asia in recent times, in the capacity of market consultants, legal advisers or deal facilitators.
- Intellectual Property
Our IP practice covers contentious and non-contentious issues relating to trademarks, patents, trade secrets, copyright, industrial designs, passing off/unfair competition, plant varieties and integrated circuits. We work with clients to properly and cost-effectively secure, protect and enforce their IP rights in China, Australia and globally. We act for some of the world's most well known companies in relation to IP rights, as well as counsel government regulators and industry groups.
- Commercial and Tax
Our commercial and tax practice covers a broad range of areas that most companies in China need to deal with for the ongoing success of their business. We work on supply and development agreements, franchise and licensing arrangements, dispute resolution and finance related matters, on a daily basis. Our employment practice has received national recognition in 2006 and 2007, assisting the PRC government in writing its ground breaking Employment Contract Law. Our direct and indirect taxation practice is extremely active, in which we have assisted many of the world's leading companies to develop and implement sound tax minimization strategies.
- Business Support
Our business support group actively assists our clients in all aspects of their business in China, including timely accurate translations, management of China based entities including accounting and tax filings, industry research and analysis work, and business intelligence advisory.
- Investment Services
Our market leading international investment services team provides innovative advisory services in relation to mergers and acquisitions, government relations, business development, quality assurance and risk management. Our investment services clients range from government groups to local and international companies looking to develop their investments in China, Asia or globally. Our investment services team cost-effectively manages many of our clients' investments in China - the MMLC Group provides management and support services for many well known trading companies, wholly foreign-owned entities, representative offices and joint ventures.
- The Queensland Law Society
- The Law Society of England and Wales
- International Trademarks Association
Mr. Matthew A. Murphy
Business Law, Corporate Law, Entertainment Law, Environmental Law, Intellectual Property
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