Offering commercial legal advice to NFPs and social enterprises.
In 2018, Lander & Rogers was engaged to provide advice on a pro bono basis to an international, investor-focused not-for-profit company that was working on mobilizing the bond market for climate change solutions. The organization promotes investment in projects and assets necessary for the rapid transition to a low carbon and climate-resilient economy.
The organization had representatives in Australia with no formal employment contracts in place. They required assistance in reviewing their template employment agreement, which was drafted for use in the United Kingdom so that it could be used for Australian employees.
Lander & Rogers assisted in identifying whether the representatives were employees or contractors and then assisted in drafting the necessary Australian jurisdiction-specific agreements for each representative. Additionally, the firm assisted with advice about intellectual property issues under the contractor agreements.
The work assisted the organization in lawfully engaging representatives in Australia who could work towards carrying out the organization’s purpose.