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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 advises founders of Sushi Sushi on deal with private equity March 21, 2019

Thursday 21 March 2019 Continuing its track record of advising founders on some of Australia’s most significant control transactions and exits, law firm Maddocks has advised Sushi Sushi Group on the strategic investment by Odyssey … Continued

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The long wait for franchising inquiry findings is over March 15, 2019

The current regulatory environment has manifestly failed to deter systemic poor conduct and exploitative behaviour and has entrenched the power imbalance [of franchisor’s over franchisees][1] This statement of the Committee sets the tone of the … Continued

Chris Beeny Partner

Background

Chris is a senior partner in our Commercial team. His principal areas of practice are superannuation, financial services, corporate governance, general corporate advice, company law, trust law and the law of charities and non-profit organisations.

Superannuation has been a special focus for Chris. He has been involved in related tax, trust, Corporations Act and regulatory advice for over 20 years and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading legal practitioners. His superannuation clients include major corporations and the trustees of superannuation funds ranging from public offer, public sector and large corporate funds to single person funds.

Chris has been recognised as a leading lawyer in Superannuation by Best Lawyers Australia 2012-2016. He is ranked in the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers in the categories of Superannuation Law and Commercial Law in 2018.

Before joining Maddocks, Chris was a partner in the Melbourne office of Mallesons Stephen Jaques for 23 years.

Legal Expertise

  • Asset protection
  • Company secretarial law
  • Corporate governance
  • Estate Planning
  • General corporate advice
  • Law of charities and non-profit organisations
  • Superannuation and financial services
  • Taxation
  • Trusts
  • Wills and estates

Relevant Experience

  • Advising major corporations and the trustees of superannuation funds ranging from industry funds, public sector and large corporate funds to single person funds on a wide range of superannuation-related matters.
  • Advising on trusts, wills, estate planning and asset protection. Chris numbers among his clients, members of some of Victoria’s leading families.