Global Excellence 2020

Acquisition International - Global Excellence 2020 11 14 Acquisition International - Issue 1 2020 Nov19440 Agribusiness continues to be a powerhouse of the world’s economy, but global trade does not come without issues. Based in the central business district of Melbourne is Martin & Co Legal, a boutique law firm specialising in commercial and corporate law, dispute resolution, litigation, employment law, IP, wills, estate planning, and family law. However, we discover why this firm is Australia’s Best Commercial Agribusiness Law Firm for 2020 following its inclusion in Acquisition International. Advising Australia’s Agribusiness oasting a wealth of experience across a myriad of legal sectors, Martin & Co Legal can offer its clients legal prowess of the highest quality across Australia and the wider Asia Pacific region. However, the firm’s extensive experience within agribusiness domestically and internationally has also seen it emerge as a provider of specialist advice and legal services to that sector specifically. With established networks in dairy and infant nutritionals, there are few better-placed law firms able to handle any and all needs for agribusinesses currently at work within the Asia Pacific region. At the head of the firm is Principal and specialist lawyer Jeff Martin. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Jeff had an extensive career in the food and dairy industries at a senior management level. Within that industry, he spent fifteen years with Nestle where he successfully managed Rowntree’s Australia, amongst other varying roles as general manager, managing director, and CEO across a number of different firms. During his time at Nestle, Jeff also undertook a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Applied Economics and Business Administration respectively, both at Deakin University. Following his tenure in the food and dairy industries, Jeff then returned to education at Melbourne University in 2007 where he completed a Jurisprudence Doctorate degree, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University. In the years before becoming Principal at Martin & Co Legal, Jeff also sat on numerous commercial boards and government advisory bodies, including the Australian Dairy Industry Council. This extensive corporate experience and commercial insight enables the firm to offer clients access to a legal team that truly understands their commercial needs and dealings. Having gained such wide-ranging experience in the agribusiness sector across Australia and the Asia Pacific region, Martin & Co Legal has become a steadfast figure of the community. Rather than partner with a law firm that does not have an intimate understanding of the market, clients can enjoy reaping the rewards of Jeff’s hard work and sheer determination to offer a service that is second-to-none. Clients include small and mid-tier agribusinesses, as well as retail food and dairy businesses, but all receive the same top-quality service. Consisting of a small but effective legal team, Martin & Co Legal would not be where it is today without the knowledge, flexibility, and availability of its outstanding staff team. Staff are on-hand around the clock to meet with clients at their place of business, understanding the issues they are facing whether they are legal or otherwise. As well as the exceptional talent of Jeff and his team, B the firm also brings a vast amount of experience in dealing with trade and investment for the agribusiness sector in the Asia Pacific region. As food and nutritional sectors within this market continue to grow, the firm has expertly positioned itself as the perfect partner for clients looking to tap into that growth. Trade tensions continue to permeate the sectors in which Martin & Co Legal operate, making it even more imperative that clients are well-advised with every single dealing. Under Jeff’s sage guidance and expert leadership, the firm has the experience to help protect clients interests in a personal and targeted manner that adds value to the process. Clients can navigate the minefield of international trade tensions without compromising on their own services, ensuring that neither company nor client suffers. Ultimately, the work of Martin & Co Legal continues to help engineer success for itself and its clients across a multitude of sectors in Australia and overseas. With Principal Jeff Martin’s outstanding experience in the food and dairy industries, and the determination of the team to offer nothing less than a superior service, the success will surely keep coming for Martin & Co Legal. Contact: Jeff Martin LinkedIn: Best Commercial Agribusiness Law Firm 2020, Australia