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

Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

Latest News

Maddocks appoints restructuring and insolvency partner in Sydney January 14, 2019

Monday 14 January  Maddocks has appointed its second new partner in a month with the appointment of Danielle Funston. Danielle is a restructuring and insolvency lawyer who advises clients on recoveries, liquidations, corporate restructuring and … Continued

Latest Article

Made in Australia: Tightened restrictions on the use of country of origin labels January 14, 2019

The recent decision of Nature’s Care Manufacture Pty Ltd v Australian Made Campaign Limited by the Federal Court of Australia has provided much needed guidance on the requirements for ‘Made in Australia’ and other country … 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.