Wine & Agribusiness


EMA Legal acts for some of Australia’s largest wine producers. We appreciate the challenges faced by the viticulture industry and how employment disputes can affect vintage and production timetables. We provide strategic advice on all employment matters from enterprise bargaining to employment contracts. Our viticulture clients also appreciate our pragmatic advice in dealing with injured employees. We also advise our viticulture clients on using immigrant labour.


EMA Legal provides advice for a number of other iconic Australian agribusinesses. That advice includes the management of employment, contractor and agent relationships and dealing with the significant workplace health and safety issues faced by rural enterprises. We work with stock agents and rural service companies; food processors, such as abattoirs and millers; horticulture producers and wholesalers; and farmers.

The agribusiness sector is becoming more sophisticated and regulated. As Australian producers are faced with increased global competition and the declining value of produce at the farm gate, we understand the need to provide innovative legal solutions. The advances in production, processing and marketing creates challenges for lawyers working in agribusiness. We relish working with our clients so that the advances in the sector are reflected by more modern, reactive legal solutions.