About Us

We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

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Latest Case

Advising global cryptocurrency exchange operators on entry into Australian market July 31, 2018

The rise in popularity and demand for cryptocurrency trading has resulted in a number of cryptocurrency exchange operators expanding into different countries, including Australia, to create a global brand. In Australia, new laws and regulations … Continued

Latest News

Maddocks advises French firm on major construction company acquisition August 6, 2018

Monday 6 August 2018 Law firm Maddocks recently advised French firm Bouygues Construction on its acquisition of leading Australian construction and fitout business AW Edwards. The acquisition is a key part of Bouygues’ continued expansion … Continued

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Do your construction documents conform with the new Ministerial Directions and Instructions for Public Construction Procurement? August 15, 2018

Are you a state government department or public body which procures public construction works and services? Are you in the process of determining which form of contract will be most appropriate for your procurement to issue … Continued

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding in Australia is a growing industry, and is increasingly seen as a legitimate alternative funding avenue.

Once a form of funding that flew under the radar, crowdfunding has come to prominence through the development and marketing of online platforms and a reduction in traditional funding from banks.

This has seen the creation of large groups of small-money donors.

Our lawyers work closely with crowdfunding platforms and businesses on the legal and regulatory requirements involved in raising finance outside traditional funding models.

Our clients include small start-ups, established property developers, small and medium sized enterprises, early stage innovation companies, crowdfunding operators and international crowdfunding sites looking to expand to Australia.

How can we help?

We work with crowdfunding platforms to establish their presence in Australia and operate within the existing legal framework of the Corporations Act 2001. We advise startups and medium to large businesses on the types of crowdfunding available to them.

Our experience

Our crowdfunding team is experienced in all aspects of crowdfunding including:

  • crowdfunding eligibility
  • crowdfunding models
  • regulatory issues
  • proposed and current crowdfunding legislation
  • crowdfunding platforms
  • structures to establish a crowdfunding platform
  • constituent documents
  • Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) authorisations for funding platforms.