Case Studies

Commercial, contractual, and governance issues for an agricultural producer

Team: Simon Venus

Service: Commercial Contracts | Corporate & Commercial | Corporate Governance
Sector: Agriculture & Food

R.M. Williams Agricultural Holdings

Drawing on its long heritage with Australian agriculture, R.M. Williams Agricultural Holdings is an iconic name operating a business centred on food production, organic land management, and land restoration programs focused on biodiversity, carbon and water. 

The company has a high-quality portfolio of strategic beef, organic poultry, farming and livestock assets while commercialising its significant inherent carbon potential. The company’s focus on biodiversity and organic food production has it well positioned to benefit from growing global demand for sustainably produced food stuffs and fungible carbon credits. 

R.M. Williams Agricultural Holdings’ current property portfolio includes blue chip Northern Territory cattle finishing stations, a unique collection of organic farming properties located on the Warrego river system, Australia’s largest organic chicken producer with 90% market-share, and the Henbury Station conservation and carbon farming initiative in the NT. 

Piper Alderman work closely with the company’s General Counsel advising on a broad range of commercial matters including contract drafting and interpretation and various governance and risk management initiatives. Our experience in commercial and contract law enabled us to assist our client effectively on diverse issues. 

What our client said

Shane Masters, General Counsel & Company Secretary

“Simon Venus is one of Australia’s agribusiness industry leaders and a rare breed of lawyer with extensive legal knowledge, experience and networks in the agribusiness space. Simon and his colleagues at Piper Alderman are indispensable assets to the R.M.Williams Agricultural Holdings team.”