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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 innovative procurement solutions for local government projects April 20, 2018

We advised City of Casey on the procurement process of the Bunjil Place Project. Bunjil Place is a $125 million civic and cultural precinct for the City of Casey, encompassing an 800-seat theatre and 200-seat … Continued

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Maddocks signs on for Luminance AI platform May 24, 2018

Thursday 24 May 2018 Maddocks has adopted an artificial intelligence (AI) platform to assist in streamlining due diligence processes. The firm has signed on to use the market-leading Luminance AI platform to provide due diligence … Continued

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Strategic use of regulatory action policies: an example in the context of Freedom of Information May 23, 2018

Regulatory action policies (including strategies and statements issued by regulators) are a useful tool for regulators to signal the importance of a particular regulatory area to the regulated sector and to the public at large. … 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.