Denise Wightman

Partner

Denise’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial matters including joint venture and shareholder agreements, complex structuring advice, finance and general commercial contracts.

Denise acts for a range of clients, predominantly privately held businesses and high net worth individuals.

Denise brings a highly technical and commercial approach to each matter and as a result has been instrumental in helping clients to establish, grow, protect and sell their businesses.

Significant matters

  • Acted for an IT company in respect of its sale of assets worth over $10M including managing the due diligence process, contract preparation and negotiation and eventual settlement
  • Acted for a well-known Food Manufacturer in respect of the sale of their entire operation worth over $14M
  • Acted for a high net worth individual in respect of an acquisition of an interest in a motor dealership
  • Acted for a Mezzanine Financier in respect of a large property development

Areas of expertise

  • Unitholder and shareholder agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Business sales and acquisitions
  • Corporate restructures
  • Consumer contracts
  • Corporate governance
  • Structured finance
  • Personal Property Securities Act

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