Consumer Markets & Franchising
Businesses selling consumer goods and services by operating local, national or international distribution networks need strategic, specialised advice to establish, grow and protect their business.
The Consumer Markets & Franchising Team
Insights from the Team
Kogan’s seven deadly sins: lessons for online retail
Key lessons from the Federal Court’s analysis of the arguments made by Kogan in defending the case brought by the ACCC
Proposed changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct announced
The Government's exposure draft of proposed amendments to the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code).
ACCC’s appeal hopes flushed away in Kimberly-Clark wipes case
In a decision handed down last month, the Full Court of the Federal Court dismissed the Australian Competition and...
Maddocks advises on sale of iconic Australian company
We have advised Clark Rubber on its sale to investors
Broken down – ACCC’s ‘future matters’ claims strategy in doubt
The Federal Court has ruled against one of the ACCC’s favoured approaches when litigating manufacturers’ claims
Chicken Wars: Nando's franchisees strike back
A key case on obligation of good faith and prohibition of unconscionable conduct connecting with franchise agreements
Other services used by our Consumer Markets & Franchising clients
Mergers & Acquisitions
We advise businesses on all types of business acquisition transactions, from legal guidance to practical management of issues.
Procurement & Contracting
We advise clients in all sectors on their procurement and contracting matters.
Competition & Regulation
We advise clients on navigating the issues, investigations and enforcement of competition & regulation laws.
Employment, Remuneration & Benefits
Our employment law service spans recruitment, remuneration policies and benefits for your workforce.
Workplace Health & Safety
We assist clients navigate a range of safety laws and regulations.
Compliance & Enforcement
We regularly act for government clients who require others to comply with a full range of enforcement-related matters.
Licensing & Disciplinary Inquiries
We support government clients in facilitating action against licensing and disciplinary offences.
Our lawyers understand that taking action through litigation is sometimes required to successfully achieve business goals.
Royal Commissions, Inquiries & Inquests
Our Royal Commissions and inquiries team is one of Australia’s leaders in the field, resulting in strategic advice that benefits our clients.
Advertising, Brand & Marketing
We advise clients on their legal and regulatory requirements when taking their advertising, branding and marketing activities to market.
Cyber & Data Resilience
We offer a holistic approach for businesses seeking advice, procurement and implementation regarding cyber & data resilience.
We advise Australian clients on contracting, regulation and resilience of information technology solutions and services.