Case Studies

FREE Eyre Limited

Team: Bianca Jennings, Simon Venus

Service: Commercial Contracts | Regulatory Compliance & Investigations
Sector: Agriculture & Food

FREE Eyre is an innovative rural investment company based on the Eyre Peninsula. It investigates and co-invests in the development of new businesses and value-adding rural enterprises for the benefit of its 500 shareholders.

All investments made by the company must meet strict investment and profit criteria, reduce costs along the rural supply chain and ensure competitive tension for the farmer and agribusiness community of the Eyre Peninsula. The guiding philosophy of the company is to share company profits between shareholders and create additional value adding investments and opportunities for the farming community.

Piper Alderman has been proud to advise FREE Eyre on its corporate and commercial legal needs across its business ventures. We have advised the company in relation to the proposed deep water Port Spencer port terminal, a dedicated multi-user bulk commodity export facility for minerals and agricultural products. FREE Eyre has been appointed as the grain operator for the Port Spencer bank feasibility team. It will advise on the planning, design and structure as well as ownership of the proposed Port Spencer grain terminal.

What our client said

Mark Rodda, Chief Executive Officer

“We have developed a very strong working relationship with Simon Venus and the Piper Alderman team. The depth of expertise at Piper Alderman provides enormous comfort that we will receive wise, timely and commercially sound advice. We know of few legal practices that have a team that truly specialises in, and more importantly ‘understands’, Australian agribusiness.”