Medical Research

We act for a number of medical research institutes.  Our recent experience includes:

  • Working alongside General Counsel for management of material transfer and collaboration arrangements and agreements dealing with funding and commercialisation 
  • Establishing a new medical research institute including corporate structure, registration with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and endorsement with the Australian Taxation Office for charitable tax concessions
  • Restructuring several existing medical research institutes and peak bodies, including the merger of two institutes, change of corporate status and transition of one institute from a statutory corporation to a public company limited by guarantee
  • Assisting in-house counsel at an ASX 200 listed company to cover overflow legal services
  • Providing the services of our Chairman as mentor to the General Counsel of a leading medical research institute
  • Providing advice on intellectual property issues and policies
  • Advising a large private company on the divestment of a medical and rehabilitation goods supplier

Geoff Rees was a contributor to the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes Round Table on Commercialisation submissions to the McKeon Review.