We have moved

Effective 1 July 2024 our Perth office has relocated to: Level 14 QV1 Building, 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth

All other contact information remains unchanged.



Steinepreis Paganin is a leading independent corporate and commercial law firm with office in Perth and Melbourne. Established in 1997, Steinepreis Paganin have an excellent market reputation and one of the largest corporate and commercial teams in Australia with a team of over 45 lawyers. We offer clients specialised and comprehensive advice on a range of corporate and commercial matters, servicing clients in Australia and internationally across all industry sectors.

Steinepreis Paganin are:

  • The most active legal advisor on corporate compliance in Australia.
  • Consistently ranked #1 in Australia for ECM transactions (IPOs and secondary capital raisings)
  • Consistently ranked in the top 3 in Australia for M&A transacations (takeover, schemes of arrangement and asset sales)
  • Engage in more interactions with ASX than any other law firm in Australia
  • Market leaders in advising ASX listed companies



Steinepreis Pagain offers clients a comprehensive range of corporate, energy resources, financial services and commercial legal services. Since its inception, the firm has developed a substantial corporate and commercial practice servicing the needs of our clients locally, interstate and overseas. We are known for our corporate work for public company clients, particularly in acting on initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions, but we act on legal matters in a wide range of areas.

We enjoy and excellent reputation for being able to achieve our clients' commercial objectives through practical goal oriented legal advice. We attribute this to our commercial approach, open communication with our clients and our exceptional team.





Steinepreis Paganin is consistently ranked 1st in Australia in providing legal advice on new listings. Our percentage of the IPO market is generally between 15-20 %, each year. We advice on many other equity offerings, including rights issues, accelerated rights issues, placements, convertible note and debt issues and share purchase plans. We assist private companies seeking to list from the seed capital stage, through due diligence, preparation of prospectus and application for admission to the ASX. We also have extensive experience in secondary market offers including rights issues, share purchase plans and placements.

Equity Capital Markets


Our mergers & acquisitions practice forms a large part of the work that we do, and we have advised on numerous takeovers, schemes of arrangement and other transacations, small and large, in this area. We are experienced in complex bids or hostile situations and have substantial experience in commecing and defending Takeover Panel applications as well as obtaining all necessary regulatory approval and ASX and ASIC waivers relevant to mergers and acquisitions.

We also regularly advise on private equity acquisitions and share or asset acquisitions and diverstments.

Mergers & Acquisitions



We advise on the establishment and operation of private investment funds, property syndicates, listed investment companies and venture capital limited partnerships. Our services extend to all aspects of Australian Financial Services Licencing, fund establishment, structuring, capital raising, compliance and scheme registration.

Funds Management


We advise on most aspects of energy and resources projects. Our experience incluldes hard rock mining, oil and gas related resource projects, not only in Australia but overseas jurisdictions including Asia, Europe, South America and Africa.

We prepare and provide advice on various agreements including joint venture agreements, sale and purchase agreements and option agreements, different types of royalty agreements, compensation agreements, access agreements and toll treatment agreements.

Energy & Resources



As the majority of our clients are publicly listed companies, we regularly advise on Corporations Act and ASX Listing Rule compliance issues, including drafting notices of meetings, board minutes, shareholder minutes, considering continous disclosure obligations, corporate governance, periodic disclosure obligations to ASX and the like.

Corporate & Commercial



At Steinepreis Paganin, we are very proud of our one team structure, which is a key point of difference to other firms. From day one, and throughout your time at the firm, you will have the opportunity to work with team members at all levels across the different offices.

To ensure that this structure remains a success, we rely on everyone working together as part of a team. We encourage open communication and create opportunities for support and feedback through our Buddy and Mentor Program, post completion meetings and partner reviews.

Feedback about our one team structure


“Working with highly experienced corporate lawyers, some of the best in the business!”

“Exposure to the full spectrum of corporate and commercial transactions”.

“Provides opportunity to learn from various working styles”.

“Working as a key part of the team regardless of your years of experience”.


  • No set billable targets
  • One team structure
  • Access to real work from the start



At Steinepreis Paganin, we live and breathe our Values every day and believe they are key to ensuring our culture remains strong. We expect our team to understand our core Values are and to embrace them in all that they do.






Steinepreis Paganin is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive culture, with equal opportunity to progress and have a meaningful career. We offer challenging and rewarding work in a supportive and inclusive environment, where everyone has the opportunity to achieve personal and professional growth.

Our welcoming, inclusive, and fun culture based on our one team structure enhances collegiality and collaboration. Regular feedback, and the firm's Buddy and Mentor Programs, all aim to provide a supportive environment and make work a great place to be.



The firm's professional development and in-house CPD Program are designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to support you to succeed and develop.

  • Graduate and Junior Lawyer Training Program
  • Practical Legal Training (PLT)
  • Buddy and Mentor Program
  • Ongoing supervision and training
  • Annual CPD Program
  • External Professional Development opportunities
  • Subsidised study opportunities



  • Health & Wellbeing Program
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Reward & Recognition Program
  • Flexible working practices
  • Opportunity for interstate secondment and short-term interstate working
  • Paid volunteer day
  • Daily lunch, snacks and beverages
  • Staff Referral Rewards
  • Mobile phone allowance
  • Social events
  • Access to up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Supporting our community through the SP Charitable Foundation