James AU & Associates

James Au & Associates' lawyers have strong commercial and legal practice background.

The lawyers in our team are fluent in English, Bahasa, Mandarin and Cantonese, are all qualified and trained, diverse in culture and background. These characteristics enable us to understand our clients' needs and to provide effective and personalised legal services to our clients.

Many people have unpleasant experience in dealing with legal matters because of the stress, costs and time involved. We understand this and we endeavour to relieve our clients' stress by using plain language and their native language to put everything in a proper perspective, and then we put forward our legal opinions and possible solutions for our clients to make informed decisions.

Our law firm situates at the heart of Central Business District of Melbourne. We offer you our knowledge and experience as legal practitioners. We have the credibility in the community that we can provide you with cost-effective services.

Practice Area

James Au & Associates are able to provide responsive and practical support in the following areas of law:


Immigration laws are complex and ever-changing. We have a dedicated team of lawyers and migration agent to keep abreast of these changes and provide the most updated advice and services to our clients.

Our lawyers have strong business background and years of experience in commercial and industrial fields across Asia and Australia. We will be able to understand your needs and help you to adapt to the community of Melbourne

Our services cover the following areas:

  • Business Skills Visas
  • Student Visa
  • General SKilled Visas
  • Family, Partner and Child Visa
  • Resident Return Visa
  • Visa Cancellation Appeal

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We assist clients in acquisition, merger, divestment (sale of business) and restructuring. For each of these service we could assist our client in some specific works, such as due diligence, negotiation and application for approval from regulatory regimes (e.g. Foreign Investment Review Board) and legal compliances.

We provide services for joint ventures of intra Australia or international, of various stages, such as incorporating start-up, restructuring or governance.

In the areas of Corporation Laws, we provide governance services in respect of the duties of board of directors and directors, legal compliances and protection of interests of shareholders (such as minor shareholders) and etc.

We assist clients in drafting and reviewing commercial contracts, particularly those related to complex financing or loan documents


We advise clients on a range of building and construction related matters such as:

  • development site acquisition and due diligence;
  • FIRB approvals;
  • reviewing or drafting leasing documents (both residential and commercial);
  • Negotiating, reviewing and drafting building contracts;
  • Project development related documents; and
  • Project management and governance related documents.
Apart from above, we will assist clients in all matters in relation to sale and purchase of residential and commercial real estate properties.

We have a track record of assisting clients in the sale or purchase of wineries and vineyards, and farm lands.

Wills and Estate

We can provide you with professional advice and representation in all aspects of:-

  • Wills and Powers of Attorney (Financial, Medical & Guardianship)
  • Probate & the proper distribution of your loved one’s assets.

Contact us

When it comes to quickly and successfully resolving your legal matters, please contact us to arrange a consultation.

Contact Details

  • Suite 301, Level 3, 50 Market Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000
  • Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
  • +61 (3) 9614 8887
  • +61 (3) 9614 8884
  • +61 (4) 05 099 389
  • jamessnau@jamesaulegals.com.au

MARN License: 0638442