Case Studies

Commercial and contractual arrangements advice for an agricultural company

Piper Alderman advises Seedmark on their commercial and contractual arrangements.

Team: Simon Venus

Service: Commercial Contracts | Corporate & Commercial | Foreign Investment & Trade | Intellectual Property
Sector: Agriculture & Food

Seed Technology and Marketing Pty Ltd (Seedmark) is a dynamic and innovative company with more than 45 years of experience in sales, marketing, distribution, and commercialization of seeds for agricultural field crops and pastures. 

The company is among the most respected seed businesses in the Southern Hemisphere. Seedmark produces more than 90 individual proprietary seed varieties and over 40 common seed varieties, which it markets within Australia and in over 70 countries. It is at the forefront of seed technology and innovation. It constantly seeks diversification into new seed product groupings and new and improved versions of existing seed varieties. 

Seedmark’s primary production area for pasture seed is southeast of South Australia. Still, the company also has significant pasture production capabilities in other agricultural regions of South Australia, Western Victoria, New South Wales, and Tasmania. 

Piper Alderman is proud to advise Seedmark on their commercial and contractual arrangements, including drafting seed licenses and end point royalty (EPR) arrangements, seed production and export supply contracts, distribution and seed storage, handling, and logistics contracts. With our broad experience in commercial and contract law, we are well-positioned to advise Seedmark on a broad range of issues. 

What our client said

Craig Myall, General Manager

“It has been of huge advantage to our business to have a relationship with a law firm which possesses such a broad understanding of the agribusiness sector and in particular the contractual relationships which operate in that sector.”