Commercial Law

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Finance & Banking

Industry focussed, relationship driven

Corporate Disputes

Industry focussed, relationship driven


Allan McDougall is a consulting principal at Keypoint Law. He specialises in finance and banking transactions, company security interests and property mortgages, equipment leasing and receivables funding techniques.
He also has considerable expertise in business succession and exits, such as company sales and share purchases, equity buy/sell arrangements, and shareholders agreements.
In the context of corporate disputes Allan draws on his considerable negotiation and dispute resolution expertise from his banking industry days.

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Allan recognises that the business of law is about providing a service which is both timely and useful to his clients. Allan sees no point in prolonging negotiations, obsessing over contact drafting differences or point-scoring if a commercial result is going to delayed or jeopardised.

Allan is conscious too that the wider business environment has become considerably more complex since the late 1990s, with an ever growing thicket of laws and regulations. Allan tries to “cut though the chaff” for his clients, such that they appreciate the main implications of their actions. Allan feels that’s in that way his clients can make better decisions as managers and businesses owners.

As a Consulting Principal of Keypoint Law (Keypoint), Allan contracts his services to clients through the infrastructure of Keypoint. This enables him and other Keypoint lawyers to focus on delivering quality service to their clients without the distraction of administration, the burden of management, or the concerns of a partnership. In other words, Allan and his Keypoint colleagues aim to provide a high standard of service at good value. Collectively they offer a depth and breadth of experience that makes Keypoint a formidable full service law firm.

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Allan is without doubt the most knowledgeable commercial lawyer I have dealt with. His understanding of his specialty field is exceptional and he is a pleasure to work. I would recommend Allan without hesitation to anyone looking for an expert with an astute commercial mindset.

Gary Gipp, Managing Director, TPC Finance

Allan assisted our client with a trademark litigation matter. We found his approach to be professional and his understanding of the subject matter and client circumstances were exceptional. Allan is a man of high integrity that always has the client’s interests in mind to ensure a sound outcome whilst containing costs.

David McSweeney – Consulting Accountants, Tax Specialist and Business Structuring

I have had the pleasure of getting to know Allan over the past year as fellow business owners. I have found his knowledge to be in depth, his integrity to be flawless and his passion for his clients to be admirable. I would wholeheartedly endorse Allan for his legal services.

Christopher Brooks, Professional coach for business owners and leaders

Allan is a highly experienced legal professional. If you’re looking for assistance with commercial legal matters, be sure to contact Allan. He’s both enthusiastic and personable. As well as being a valuable member of the Business Connections Networking Group.

Richard Carter, CEO, Business Networking Events and Presentations

Allan’s focus has always been on providing a superior service to his clients, but at the same time in a way that is practical and cost effective. He is knowledgeable in all relevant areas of the law and is an enthusiastic and agreeable person to deal with.

David Gill, CEO, Commercial & Asset Finance Brokers Association of Australia Limited

I had the pleasure of dealing with Allan McDougall recently from Keypoint Law. Allan was tasked with urgently reviewing some documentation in connection with a shareholders agreement. Allan acted in accordance with the scope of my instructions and turned around the job very quickly; all at a very competitive rate. Exactly what I had asked for! Thank you Allan.

Stefan Lakomy