Australian agribusiness is at the cutting edge of tremendous change
Agribusiness in Australia will change more in the next decade than ever before. As everyone strives to understand what the farm of the future looks like, we can expect every aspect of the sector to be disrupted and revolutionised, presenting challenges and opportunities –from the planting of the first seed on a farm, to the end product on a dinner plate.
Changes in the sector are being driven by climate change and ESG awareness, a continuous stream of foreign equity into Australian agriculture, consolidation and aggregation of agribusiness ownership, the emergence of technological solutions to manage agribusinesses, and the integration of agricultural supply chains. Successful agribusinesses will need to manage this volume of change while staying on top of an increasingly complex web of regulatory environments and social expectations.
Top issues for the industry
- building climate resilience
- 'internet of things' technology and connectivity
- credence and provenance claims
- supply chains of the future
- sustainability by design: farms as ecosystems
- corporate investment and corporate structure
- biosecurity and food security
How we can help
We work across the entire lifecycle of agribusiness, from acquisition to supply chain management, organisational structuring, production, export and divestment. We support our clients in all their endeavours, including transactional, finance, antitrust governance, foreign investment and regulatory needs.
We represent clients across all agribusiness product types, and advise on all types of agribusiness sector deals, as we assist in navigating the commercial, regulatory, and legal issues facing the sector.
Access to the right team with the right experience
Complex agribusiness problems require a commercial, solutions-driven approach, combined with technical expertise. We have the depth of experience, and breadth of specialised experience, to handle your largest and most complicated transactions. Our presence in Australia and internationally, combined with our Linklaters alliance, allows us to serve clients all over the world.
Setting the agenda for the future of the sector
We bring a forward-looking perspective to everything we do, regularly advising on both current regulatory matters and on best practices, to ensure your future farm is future-proofed. We lead the way in innovation and thought leadership, making sure we always bring the latest developments affecting the Australian agribusiness sector to you.