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Latest Case

Assisting on whole of government technology agreements November 2, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on its whole of government purchasing agreement with SAP. The DTA was set up in 2015 to assist government departments and agencies with digital transformation and … Continued

Latest News

Winner of the first William Ah Ket Scholarship announced November 21, 2017

Tuesday 21 November 2017 A solicitor in a Victorian government agency is the first winner of the William Ah Ket Scholarship, a $5,000 prize named after the first barrister of Chinese heritage in Australia. K … Continued

Latest Article

Back to the future? Five key legal considerations for developers when dealing with industrial sites November 17, 2017

As Melbourne continues to grow with increasing density, the complexities surrounding the interface of industrial precincts with adjoining residential development sites also continue to grow. That issue was put into real context following the recent … Continued

Recognition

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

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014

Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016

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.


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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).


The Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers in Australia 2018

45 Maddocks lawyers were listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia for 2018.

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).

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); 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.


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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.


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 2016.

This is the thirteenth 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.