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 on market-changing divestments September 25, 2018

Maddocks  acted for the founder of Australia’s largest private pilot training school, Soar Aviation, on the group’s 50 percent sale to Australian private equity investor The Growth Fund. Soar Aviation was started in 2012 by … Continued

Latest News

Strong signals: Maddocks advises on television broadcast services outsourcing October 10, 2018

Wednesday 10 October 2018 Maddocks has advised NPC Media on its deal to provide playout services for Southern Cross Austereo’s 105 television broadcast signals through NPC Media’s new playout centre. NPC Media is a joint … Continued

Latest Article

When being natural can be misleading: recent consideration of organic product claims October 15, 2018

Recent decisions by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Federal Court of Appeal have demonstrated that it can be a fine line between branding and product claims: with a wrong step amounting to … 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.