Assisting the Commonwealth Government in drafting and negotiating major agreements
We advised on the drafting and negotiation of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement
Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Department of Health on the drafting and negotiation of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (the 6CPA) with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia.
Since 1990, the Government and the Pharmacy Guild have negotiated a series of agreements on the remuneration that pharmacists receive for dispensing Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) medicines and the regulations regarding the location of pharmacies.
The 6CPA facilitates the payment of in excess of $21 billion in funding to community pharmacies and other suppliers in the pharmaceutical supply chain, as part of the PBS.
As part of this engagement, we also assisted with the implementation of the broader PBS Access and Sustainability Package, including a proposed strategic agreement with Medicines Australia Limited and the amendment of current legislative instruments made under the National Health Act 1953 (Cth).
Ron Smooker and Andrew Whiteside led the matter for Maddocks.
Collective procurement via the University Procurement Hub
Maddocks advised on the establishment of the University Procurement Hub (UPH) with the participating universities.
Optus retail franchise agreement project
The introduction for Optus of a new national retail partner franchise agreement & conversion to a new commission model.
Skin in the game: Maddocks advises on strategic laser clinic divestment
Maddocks advised the Hair and Beauty Group on its sale of Australian Skin Clinics to Silk Laser Australia Ltd.
Unlocking dreams: Franchising advice for Snooze
Maddocks is advising one of the world’s largest franchised specialist bedding chains, Snooze.