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Our best year ever!

What a cracker of a financial year!

The Motus Legal team is super proud that we've closed out the 2018/19 financial year with the highest levels of revenues and work flow to date. 

In the last six months alone in 2019, the Motus Legal team have helped clients:

  • wheel and deal on six M&A or exit transactions;

  • raise growth funds on nine capital raising transactions including this one for our friends at Microba - click here ;

  • punch above their weight on the world stage by negotiating and documenting some of the most interesting commercialisation agreements with global players;

  • navigate through complex financial services rules for unregistered managed investment schemes; and

  • work through dozens and dozens of commercial contracts to grow their businesses.

In addition to a great financial performance, here are some of the highlights of the last 12 months for members of the Motus Legal team:

  • Relaxing and catching up with mates while working remotely in the beautiful seaside town of Kiama in NSW;

  • Shedding a tear while watching their daughter go to her first day of school;

  • Snowboarding and eating king crabs in Hokkaido Japan;

  • Celebrating love and friendship as the best man at a best mate's wedding; and

  • Racking up over a dozen getaways / holidays / camping trips around the State and overseas with our friends and families.


We are very proud of what we've managed to create and achieve here - both work and life, and want to thank all of our awesome clients, referrers and friends for making this possible.


We're always looking for capable and like-minded lawyers to join our team.  So reach out to if this sounds like you!


THANK YOU from the Motus Legal team


More deals, listed in Best Lawyers in Australia, listed in Doyle's Guide, and family holidays

It's been another whirlwind few months for the team at Motus Legal since the New Year. 

Here's the quick round up of the last 4 months:

  • we have been involved in seven SA based SME M&A transactions in a range of sectors including engineering, technology and manufacturing;

  • we have been involved in capital raisings for SA based entrepreneurs covering equity and debt totalling over $3m for half a dozen clients;

  • we acted for a global consultancy company in advising and drafting contracts for a nationwide multi-million IT infrastructure transaction;

  • we helped half a dozen clients put together executive incentive schemes or employee share option schemes to drive growth for their companies;

  • our Director Craig Yeung was listed in the Doyle's Guide for 2018 in Intellectual Property and TMT Lawyers for the first time, and listed in the Best Lawyers in Australia for Corporate Law for the third year running; and

  • all of our team members have taken additional extended holidays since the New Year to camp around the State or travel overseas with our families. #worklifebalance #familytime

With two more months until the end of the financial year, we're aiming to continue our growth in work flow and help as many clients as we can. 

So please get in touch with us through our website for your next corporate deal or project, and experience why so many clients choose Motus Legal for their deals. 

Keep moving.

The team at Motus Legal

Cryptocurrencies to be brought within AUSTRAC's jurisdiction

New laws which would bring Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies within Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) regime continue to advance through Parliament.

The new laws propose to strengthen Australia’s financial intelligence regulator, AUSTRAC’s investigative and enforcement powers, and to close a regulatory gap by bringing digital currency exchange providers under the remit of AUSTRAC.

Should the bill be passed by Parliament, operators of digital currency exchanges will be required to:
•    register with AUSTRAC;
•    comply with customer identification and due diligence obligations (including “Know Your Customer” checks);
•    keep appropriate records; and
•    report large or suspicious transactions to AUSTRAC.

The Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee has recently recommended that the bill should be passed, so this is an important space to watch if you are considering providing digital currency exchange services.

Get in touch with us at Motus Legal to find out more about cryptocurrencies, AML/CTF legislation and financial services laws.

Keep moving.

The team at Motus Legal

The past three years at Motus Legal...

Approaching the end of our third year as Motus Legal, we reflected on what we've achieved over this time.

Some key stats:

  1. Clients have trusted us with 82 M&A or capital raising deals;

  2. Helped our clients on over $145m of M&A or capital raising deals;

  3. Employed and kickstarted the careers of 12 young law graduates or lawyers;

  4. 0% of employees wear a suit to work every day;

  5. 100% of our clients are awesome.

We are super proud of these achievements and that clients rave about us.  We are so honoured that the business community has embraced the Motus Legal way of providing legal services, and chose us to help them on their deals.  As you can see - we have certainly been busy, but have also enjoyed ourselves tremendously.

Thank you so much to our clients who believed in our vision, and have since reaped the benefits of top legal expertise, value for money and to have their deals in our safe hands.

If you have not spoken to us about your next deal, you ought to.

Here's to many more years with the Motus Legal team.

Keep moving.

The team at Motus Legal

Listed AGAIN in The Best Lawyers in Australia for Corporate Law

Motus Legal is stoked that Craig Yeung has again been listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia for Corporate Law, this time in the latest 2018 edition.  

Also, just like last year Craig is the only lawyer listed in Adelaide in Corporate Law from a non-traditional/NewLaw specialist legal consulting company model.  

This again proves what a lot of clients already know:  Motus Legal is a genuine alternative to the top corporate law firms in Adelaide for corporate M&A and transactions work.

From the team at Motus Legal, we want to thank all of our clients, referrers and supporters, all of whom have helped us build on our successes from last year - and having fun all along the way.

Keep moving.

The team at Motus Legal

Cracker start to the year!

What a start to the year!  After a well-deserved break for the team, we  jumped straight back into the deals for our awesome clients.

Deals that we have worked on over the last couple of months or are currently on the go around the country and overseas include:

 - acquisition of a Melbourne based manufacturing and distribution company for our Adelaide client;
- sale of a logistics software company to a London based global company;
- acquisition of an engineering and manufacturing business from a Sydney company;
- sale of an Adelaide based engineering / distribution company to a Victorian company;
- acquisition of a multi-state motor vehicle hire business; and
- Capital raisings for four different startups from seed and angel investors.

Add to that some more commercial work for our amazing clients:

    - Massive licensing deal for Xped, click here;
    - Tenderfoot moves to Paris, click here; and
    - Senior exec appointment to listed tech company, click here.

We are continually amazed at the amount of quality and cool work that we get to do here at Motus Legal.  We certainly "punch well above our weight" as they say.  So thank you to all our clients for trusting us with your projects.

We are looking forward to working on your next deal!

Keep moving,

The team at Motus Legal


One more makes six

With a nice little pipeline of work on the horizon, we have continued to build out our team to meet market demand.  Looking towards June 30 already, we are certainly gearing up for a big bang finish to our first financial year.

We can now proudly boast that Motus Legal is supported by some of the brightest young legal talent around town, with an enviable mix of practical commercial experiences already at such an early stage in their careers.

Why not put us to work for your business?  We'd love to hear from you.



Three months in...

It has been a busy first three months.  Aside from working with some awesome clients who embraced the new Motus way of legal services, we have been busy in the background building our non-traditional legal consulting company.

We've tried out heaps of online tools all designed to increase productivity and we've implemented those that we think fits our vision of a legal consulting company of the future.  You can see some of the results through our new online payment gateway and what our clients think of us so far - check it out on our website.

We've put more free template documents on our website (go sign up for yours) and started this blog.  We're working on articles and legal tip sheets to be released soon (hopefully!) to help the community.

Finally, we are in the middle of another exciting development in our company which we will announce shortly - watch this space.