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Latest Case

Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

Latest News

Maddocks and Osborne Clarke advise on toy company acquisition November 26, 2018

Monday 26 November 2018 Law firms Maddocks and Osborne Clarke have advised global toy company Moose Toys on its acquisition of UK toy company Worlds Apart. Under the deal, Moose Toys acquired all of Worlds … Continued

Latest Article

Managing the Airbnb effect December 14, 2018

With the rise of Airbnb, investors in the residential market have had a greater choice in realising income from their properties. However, unregulated short stay accommodation can prove challenging for owner occupiers in a building, … Continued

Recognition

“Maddocks is ‘a sound and trusted adviser’ that provides ‘creative and effective solutions’.”

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014

Australian Workplace Equality Index LGBTI Inclusion

Maddocks has been recognised as a Bronze Employer in the 2018 Australian Workplace Equality Index awards. This is the first time Maddocks has received the award, which recognises our ongoing commitment to ensure we have an inclusive workplace culture for all partners and staff. Find out more about our LGBTI initiatives at our Maddocks Pride page.

 


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Best Lawyers in Australia

Forty-five Maddocks lawyers were listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia for 2019.

Canberra: Simonetta Astolfi (Corporate/Governance Practice, Government Practice and Regulatory Practice); Ian Temby (Government Practice).

Melbourne: Chris Beeny (Superannuation, Commercial); Michelle Dixon (Litigation); Catherine Dunlop (Occupational Health & Safety); David Hartney (Real Property Law); David Laidlaw (Litigation); Mark Hayes (Government Practice); Mark Henry (Government Practice); Marelda Hibberd (Insolvency & Reorganisation); Nick Holuigue (Real Property Law); Ross Jackson (Labour & Employment Law); Michael Johns (Insolvency & Reorganisation); Philip Jones (Commercial, Insolvency and Reorganization Law); Adeline Lane (Planning and Environment); Mimi Marcus (Planning and Environmental Law); Maria Marshall (Planning and Environment); Terry Montebello (Planning & Environment); Geoff Musgrove (Commercial Law, Corporate/Governance Practice); David Newman (Insolvency & Reorganisation); Guy O’Connor (Real Property); Kevin Phelan (Commercial Law); John Rantino (Government Practice, Planning & Environment and Public Law); Ron Smooker (Commercial Law, Energy Law, Corporate/Governance Practice, Mergers & Acquisitions Law); Gina Wilson (Litigation); Paul Woods (Construction/Infrastructure); Jessica Alcantara (Superannuation Law); Catherine Debreceny (Mergers and acquisitions Law); Mick Garner (Superannuation Law); Lindy Richardson (Labour and Employment Law); Julian Smith (Corporate Law); Nick Sparks (Real Property Law).

Sydney: Bronwyn Badcock (Real Property Law); Andrew Chapman (Construction/Infrastructure Law); Lisa Chung (Real Property Law); Brendan Coady (Information Technology Law, Telecommunications Law); Jeff Goodall (Information Technology Law); Bruce Heddle (Employee Benefits Law, Labour & Employment Law, Occupational Health & Safety Law); Patrick Ibbotson (Water Law); Aaron Kloczko (Health & Aged Care); Norman Lucas (Alternative Dispute Resolution); Lucille Scomazzon (Health & Aged Care, Non-Profit and Retirement Villages & Senior Living Law); Alicia Albury (Real Property Law); Prue Burns (Land Use and Zoning Law); Michael Winram (Planning and Environmental Law).


Employer of Choice for Gender Equality

Maddocks has been named in Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality as a citation holder for 2017.

This is the 14th consecutive year we have received the citation as a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, affirming we offer equal opportunity to all of our people.


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Chambers is one of the world’s leading legal directories.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 has ranked Maddocks in the following practice areas: Construction; Corporate and M&A; Employment; Environment; Government; Real Estate; Restructuring and Insolvency; Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT); IT and Telecommunications.

Fourteen Maddocks lawyers are listed as leading individuals: Simonetta Astolfi,  Andrew Chapman, Brendan Coady, Jeff Goodall, Duncan Hall, Bruce Heddle, Mark Henry, Nick Holuigue, Patrick Ibbotson (in two practice areas), Ross Jackson, David Newman, Andrew Pitney, Ron Smooker and Paul Woods.


Chambers Global 2017

Chambers is one of the world’s leading legal directories.

Chambers Global 2017 has ranked Maddocks in the following areas: Corporate/M&A (Band 4); Intellectual Property (Recognised Practitioner).

Ron Smooker is listed as a leading individual.


Doyle’s Guide 2016

Our lawyers have been ranked in the following areas: Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Construction & Infrastructure; Corporate, Commercial & Procurement; Employment & Industrial Relations; Insolvency & Reconstruction; Planning & Environment; Technology, Media & Telecommunications; Property & Real Estate; Wills and Estates; and Workplace Health & Safety.

24 Maddocks lawyers were named as leading or recommended lawyers in their fields:

Canberra: Simonetta Astolfi (Corporate, Commercial & Procurement); Jeff Derix (Corporate, Commercial & Procurement); Ian Temby (Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution).

Melbourne: Michelle Dixon (Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution); Catherine Dunlop (Workplace Health & Safety); Karli Evans (Employment & WHS); Rob Gregory (Technology, Media & Telecommunications); Marelda Hibberd (Insolvency & Reconstruction); Nick Holuigue (Property & Real Estate); Ross Jackson (Employment & Industrial Relations); Adeline Lane (Planning & Environment); Maria Marshall (Planning & Environment); Terry Montebello (Planning & Environment); David Newman (Insolvency & Reconstruction); Andrew Pitney (Construction); John Rantino (Planning & Environment); Paul Woods (Construction).

Sydney: Andrew Chapman (Construction & Infrastructure); Lisa Chung – Recommended(Property & Real Estate); Bruce Heddle (Employment & Industrial Relations); Brian Henson (Rising Star, Construction & Infrastructure); Olivia Hillier (Employment & WHS); Patrick Ibbotson (Planning & Environment); Mathew Stulic (Construction & Infrastructure).


AsiaLaw Profile 2016

Maddocks has been highly recommended in the 2016 Asialaw Profiles publication. Asialaw provides clarity for corporate counsel through market-leading news and analysis for the corporate legal community across the Asia-Pacific.


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David Newman is recognised as Leading Lawyer for Restructuring and Insolvency.

Ron Smooker is recognised as Leading Lawyer for Corporate M&A.


Media Law International 2017 – Australia

Maddocks has been ranked for Media in Media Law International. The publication provides comprehensive coverage of firms and practitioners with medialaw expertise, across 40 jurisdictions. The research is based on objective market analysis that focuses exclusively on media law.