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Advising on major deals in the technology sector March 21, 2017

The National Broadband Network (nbn) is one of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Australia. The nbn will connect Australian homes and businesses to a faster broadband landline and internet network by 2020. Maddocks … Continued

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Maddocks advises Swinburne University of Technology on $118 million online education deal March 21, 2017

Tuesday 21 March 2017 Maddocks has advised Swinburne University of Technology (Swinburne) on a deal that will see SEEK (ASX:SEK) purchase a greater stake in Online Education Services, a joint venture between the university and … Continued

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For want of a comma, the case was lost…or when style becomes substance March 27, 2017

The United States case of O’Connor v Oakhurst Dairy handed down on 13 March 2017, dubbed the ‘$10 million comma case’, highlights the importance of punctuation and the legal consequences that can flow on from … Continued


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

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014

Chambers Asia Pacific 2017 

Chambers is one of the world’s leading legal directories.LOGO - 2017 Chambers Asia Pacific - Leading Firm

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.

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016Top_tier_firms

The 2016 edition of the Legal 500 Asia Pacific recommends Maddocks in the following areas: Banking & Finance; Construction; Corporate and M&A; Dispute Resolution; Employment; Intellectual Property; Projects and Infrastructure; Real Estate; Restructuring & Insolvency; Tax and Telecommunications, Media and Technology.

Doyle’s Guide 2016RECOGNITION - LOGO - Doyles Guide to the Australian Legal Profession

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).

Best Lawyers’ Peer Review 2015-2017Maddocks

47 Maddocks lawyers were listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia for 2017.

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

Melbourne: Chris Beeny (Superannuation); Michelle Dixon (Litigation); Catherine Dunlop (Occupational Health & Safety); David Hartney (Real Property Law); Mark Hayes (Government); Mark Henry (Government and Public Law); Marelda Hibberd (Insolvency & Reorganisation); Nick Holuigue (Real Property Law); Ross Jackson (Labour & Employment); Michael Johns (Insolvency & Reorganisation); Philip Jones (Commercial); Adeline Lane (Planning and Environment); Maria Marshall (Planning and Environment); Terry Montebello (Planning & Environment); Geoff Musgrove (Corporate/Governance Practice);  David Newman (Insolvency & Reorganisation); Guy O’Connor (Real Property); John Rantino (Government, Planning & Environment and Public Law); Ron Smooker (Commercial, Energy and Mergers & Acquisitions); John Thwaites (Climate Change); Gina Wilson (Litigation); Paul Woods (Construction/Infrastructure).

Sydney: Bronwyn Badcock (Real Property); Andrew Chapman (Construction/Infrastructure); Lisa Chung (Real Property); Brendan Coady (Information Technology and Telecommunications); Darren Gardner (Labour and Employment);  Jeff Goodall (Information Technology); Bruce Heddle (Employee Benefits, Labour & Employment and Occupational Health & Safety); Patrick Ibbotson (Water); Aaron Kloczko (Health & Aged Care); Norm Lucas (Alternative Dispute Resolution); Lucille Scomazzon (Health & Aged Care, Non-Profit and Retirement Villages & Senior Living Law); Matthew Stulic (Construction/Infrastructure).

Maddocks received a Top Listed award in Planning and Environmental Law and Public Law in Melbourne in the 2015 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Australia©.

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.

AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers 2016

  • AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers 2015David Newman is recognised as Leading Lawyer for Restructuring and Insolvency.
  • Ron Smooker is recognised as Leading Lawyer for Corporate M&A.

Media Law International 2016 – Australia

Maddocks has been ranked for Media in the third edition of 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.

IFLR1000 2015

The 2015 edition of the IFLR (International Financial Law Review) 1000 ranks Maddocks for Mergers and Acquisitions and recognises the firm in the Banking and Restructuring and Insolvency listings as a notable consultant.

IFLR1000 2015: Energy & Infrastructure Guide

The 2015 edition of the IFLR (International Financial Law Review) 1000/ Petroleum Economist: Energy & Infrastructure Guide recommends Maddocks for Energy and Infrastructure.

PLC Which Lawyer?

The 2013 PLC Which Lawyer? Directory recommended Maddocks in the following areas:
Outsourcing; Construction; Energy & Natural Resources; Real Estate; Environment; Labour & Employee Benefits.

A number of our lawyers were also named as individucal recommendations:

Melbourne: Nick Holuigue (Real Estate); Ross Jackson (Labour and employee benefits); Paul Woods (Construction).

Sydney: Andrew Chapman (Construction); Lisa Chung (Real Estate); Patrick Ibbotson (Environment).