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Greg Leather

Partner

Phone:

+61 (02) 9100 0889

Email:

Office

Sydney, Australia

Level 30, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

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About Greg

Greg is a Partner in our Corporate and Commercial team at BlackBay Lawyers. He excels in offering legal guidance and representation to businesses and individuals in various commercial transactions and disputes, focusing on contract and corporate law, commercial litigation, mergers and acquisitions, telecommunications, securities & financing, and other related areas. Greg's practice spans a myriad of corporate and commercial matters across a diverse range of industries including renewable energy, hospitality, marine, building & construction, property, telecommunications, IP & IT, and insolvency.

Greg has a client-focused approach, stemming from his commitment to understanding his client’s business inside and out. Known for his technical skills and keen attention to detail, Greg adeptly addresses the specific challenges and opportunities his clients face within their respective industries.

Practical and commercial in his legal advice, Greg strikes a balance between legal compliance and the practical realities of running a business. This balanced approach provides a significant advantage for his clients, making him a trusted advisor.

Having served both large corporations and small businesses in numerous litigious matters, Greg values a proactive approach. He aims for out-of-court solutions whenever possible to save clients time, money, and the stress associated with lengthy court battles. He believes in the importance of keeping his clients informed throughout the legal process, ensuring transparency and understanding, enabling his clients to make informed decisions about their cases.

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Our primary goal has always been to provide our clients with timely and cost effective solutions to their needs. We provide expert advice with personal service. We pride ourselves on the effectiveness of our advice, our communication with clients, and the timeliness with which we provide solutions.

Practice Focus

Greg has nearly 30 years experience and excels in the following key areas:​

  • Corporate Advisory

  • Commercial & Corporate Litigation

  • Telecommunications

  • Securities & Financing

  • Business & Corporate Law

  • Energy Efficiency

  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Cross Border Transactions

  • Insolvency, Reconstruction and Corporate Recovery

  • Technology Licensing

Experience

  • Transaction Expertise: Greg has a vast experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial contracts for partnerships, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, sales, leases, as well as shareholder and other co-ownership agreements. His adeptness in providing general corporate and commercial advice has been invaluable to many businesses.

  • Commercial Litigation: Representing clients in commercial and contractual disputes, property and leasing disputes, franchise disputes, joint venture, partnership and shareholder disputes, insolvency, and bankruptcy proceedings, Greg's litigation expertise is well-regarded in the legal community.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Greg shines in assisting with the acquisition or sale of businesses, meticulously handling due diligence, negotiations, and contract drafting to ensure smooth transitions and favorable outcomes for his clients.

  • Construction Law: Assisting clients with contract review, payment disputes, adjudication, enforcement, and statutory compliance.

  • Franchising: Aiding in all areas including compliance, purchase and sale of franchises, termination and breach, commercial leases and licenses, due diligence, franchise document review and drafting, dispute resolution, and general business advice.

  • Maritime Law and Liens: Handling cases related to ship arrests, enforcement of liens involving the seizure and sale of goods to satisfy debts, and initiating legal proceedings to assert and execute liens.

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