Optimus Group is a Japanese-owned company that exports, transports, inspects, services, sells and finances used vehicles from Japan to markets in over 30 countries. When entering the Australian market, Optimus Group turned to CIE Legal for corporate and commercial advice because of their depth of experience in the Australian automotive industry.
“They’re not ‘mean’ but I do think they are ‘lean’ and ‘keen’! The way they work together to provide me with the whole package is excellent. I get just what I need… I enjoy working with Peter very much. When I’ve worked with him on transactions, I have found him to be calm and collected. He anchors everyone else’s thinking and has a great bedside manner.”
Looking after all corporate needs
CIE Legal have advised Optimus Group on everything from M&A transactions to corporate structures and company secretarial work. Optimus points out the importance of day-to-day governance work as well as more high-profile transactions, saying, “the governance element is particularly important at the moment because the level of scrutiny for proper corporate governance and compliance, particularly for cross-border companies like ours, is increasing. It’s great that Daniel Marks and the team are there to make sure we dot the i’s and cross the t’s”.
“Lean and keen”
In looking for a corporate adviser, Optimus wanted a firm that was big enough to be able to handle cross-border transactions but small enough for Optimus to be a valued customer. “CIE’s partners and associates are responsive and available to me when I need them”.
Optimus particularly appreciates Peter George’s approach. “He also has a real knack of being able to see, not just one step ahead, but several. It’s the ability to see the whole picture and anticipate things that sets Peter and CIE Legal apart”.