Greg Thomas

Director

ABOUT GREG

With over 30 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer, Greg is someone you can trust. He has experience acting for both corporate and private clients in complex transactions. Greg’s priority is providing practical and effective advice which meets his clients’ needs. Outside of the office, Greg keeps up with sports and is always partial to a great Netflix series.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Franchising;
  • Mergers & Acquisitions;
  • Estate and Succession Planning;
  • Business restructuring;
  • Co-ownership (shareholder/unitholder) advice;
  • Commercial Leasing;
  • Competition and Consumer Law; and
  • Commercial Contracts.

    EXPERIENCE

    • Advising a franchisor in the establishment of a franchise network that has grown to 15 franchisees including preparation and management of all necessary franchise documentation, disputes and Franchising Code compliance;
    • Acting for a franchisor with over 75 franchisees;
    • Conducting extensive due diligence on the acquisition of a multinational company;
    • Advising executors in a dispute over a $15m+ estate;
    • Acting for a purchaser in the acquisition of shares in a private company for a consideration of $30m+;
    • Acting for vendor franchisor in the sale of a franchise network for a consideration of $10m+; and
    • acting for a vendor in the sale of business and business premises for a consideration of $25m+.

    Latest Insights from GREG

    Unfair Contract Terms

    Unfair Contract Terms

    Unfair Contract Terms Insights by Edward Hart (Associate), Scott McKenzie (Director), Velocity LegalNew draft legislation has both extended and clarified existing Unfair Contract Term (UCT) protections in Australia. The changes ensure that the UCT protections...

    The Victorian Rent Relief Rulebook 2.0

    The Victorian Rent Relief Rulebook 2.0

    The Victorian Rent Relief Rulebook 2.0 Insights by Emma Milne (Senior Associate), Scott McKenzie (Director), Greg Thomas (Director) and Joel Garrett (Associate) Velocity Legal1. The Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Regulations 2021, aimed at mitigating the impact of...

    Here We Go Again; A New Rent Relief Scheme for Business Owners

    Here We Go Again; A New Rent Relief Scheme for Business Owners

    Here We Go Again; A New Rent Relief Scheme for Business Owners Insights by Emma Milne (Senior Associate), Scott McKenzie (Director), Greg Thomas (Director) and Joel Garrett (Associate) Velocity LegalOn 24 August 2021 the Victorian Minister for Small Business released...

    New ‘Integrity’ Measures for the Small Business CGT Concessions

    New ‘Integrity’ Measures for the Small Business CGT Concessions

    NEW ‘INTEGRITY’ MEASURES FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS CGT CONCESSIONS – SIGNIFICANT CHANGES WHEN SELLING SHARES OR UNITS By Andrew Henshaw, John Storey and Rajan VermaTreasury has recently released draft legislation that significantly restricts the availability of the small...

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