International Commercial Law Firm

June 8, 2018 by

Going Global – International Commercial law firm

LawDownUnder is a International Commercial Law firm with offices in Sydney Australia, Wellington, New Zealand and Hamburg, Germany. The firm’s clients are diverse, and include major DAX-listed companies, fashion, transport, and IT companies, universities and research institutions, and IT start-ups.

Bianca Mueller LawDownUnder

We reduce liability risks by drafting watertight commercial contracts. We also make sure that your global intellectual property portfolio is well managed to secure future income streams. LawDownUnder delivers commercially cost effective solutions for every client. We sell solutions and outcomes not our time.

We deliver practical legal advice for innovative businesses with a focus on commercial and international contracts. We take the time, to understand your situation and identify a practical solution that suits your business needs.

We can help prepare businesses to enter new overseas markets and make connections to overseas investors, business partners, and VCs. There are very few lawyers around that understand the intricacies of different legal systems and international law. We make sure that your contracts are based on laws and jurisdiction that reduce your risk of exposure. We save our clients hundreds of thousands of dollars by selecting a favourable contractual set-up. Remember that your contracts are your business insurance.

Our intercultural understanding and knowledge of business etiquette assists clients in negotiating with overseas trading partners.

Our diverse range of expertise is crucial when the preparation and drafting of contracts requires a multidisciplinary, cross-border approach. We go forum shopping for you and make sure that you choose a jurisdiction that protects your business objectives from liability.

We work with a team of specialists and international advisors. We aim to build long term business relationships. You can rely on receiving a transparent, respectful, honest service, one based on effective communication and trust. Bianca Mueller and Dr. Angela Merkel

Contact us so that we can discuss your business venture.

The different types of contracts we specialise in include:

  • IT and Software contracts – we negotiate a wide range of IT agreements, including software licences, value added reseller agreementsand master service agreements
  • Distributor agreements – ensuring protection of your intellectual property and removing uncertainty surrounding distributor territory and areas of exclusivity
  • Agency contracts – we advise on how the Commercial Agent Regulations may impact any agreements you have with agents anddraft agreements that help prevent disputes
  • Sale and purchase contracts – we draft comprehensive agreements that ensure all aspects of your transactions are fully covered
  • Shareholder contracts – protecting the interests of all parties and dealing with key issues such as voting rights and dispute handling
  • Partnership contracts – we draft detailed agreements that put partnerships on a sure legal footing to enable steady, secure growth
  • Joint venture agreements – including tailor-made heads of agreement to ensure a clear route to final agreementLawDownUnder at CeBIT Australia
  • Employment contracts – we provide bespoke employment law advice to companies of all sizes, including ongoing advice on internal policies and procedures and preparation of staff handbooks and other documentation
  • Directors Services contracts – covering issues such as salary, protection of trade secrets, restraint of trade provisions and profit sharing
  • Supply of services contracts – creating and adapting agreements with suppliers as your business develops
  • International contracts – we have direct international experience and partner with trusted international advisers to provide in-depth practical advice on a range of international agreements
  • Data contracts – we advise on all developments in data protection law, including GDPR, controller duties, data processing addendum, and data sharing contracts
  • Privacy contracts – including privacy protection arrangements with business partners and suppliers, and non-disclosure agreements

We advise where law meets technology

LawDownUnder offers cutting edge legal advice that will help your business innovate and get ahead of the competition.

We work closely withthe IT industry and our expertise goes well beyond purely technical legal matters. In fact, our expansive experience in the IT industry sets us apart.

We would love to hear from you! Please feel free to contact us so we can discuss your business objectives.

Your specialist technology law firm

  • Copyrights
  • Designs
  • Internet and E-Commerce
  • IP in commercial transactions
  • IP arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
  • IP licensing
  • Privacy and cyber security
  • Drafting and risk analysis of commercial IT contracts
  • Protection of ideas, trade secrets, and confidential information
  • Advice on information security and risk management
  • Cross-border data flows and outsourcing
    and much more

About Bianca Mueller

Bianca Mueller, LL.M. is a qualified judge from Germany, a German lawyer (Rechtsanwältin), and also admitted to the bar in New Zealand as a Barrister and Solicitor. She is also a mediator and arbitrator and an associate member of AMINZ. Bianca is the founder of the international commercial law firm LawDownUnder. Her clients are globally operating IT, transport, and media companies, but also companies from other industries who seek her advice on technology-related cross border issues.

Interview with Bianca Mueller – 11 June 2014, Dominion Post

Interview with Bianca Mueller | Neuseeland | 360 Grad

Bianca Mueller meets Angela Merkel in Auckland

Bianca Mueller meets the German President of the Bundestag

Fluent in English, German, and Spanish, Bianca has co-authored several legal textbooks and regularly publishes in legal journals on a variety of topics including information technology, intellectual property, and international law issues.