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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

Advising global cryptocurrency exchange operators on entry into Australian market July 31, 2018

The rise in popularity and demand for cryptocurrency trading has resulted in a number of cryptocurrency exchange operators expanding into different countries, including Australia, to create a global brand. In Australia, new laws and regulations … Continued

Latest News

Maddocks advises French firm on major construction company acquisition August 6, 2018

Monday 6 August 2018 Law firm Maddocks recently advised French firm Bouygues Construction on its acquisition of leading Australian construction and fitout business AW Edwards. The acquisition is a key part of Bouygues’ continued expansion … Continued

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Do your construction documents conform with the new Ministerial Directions and Instructions for Public Construction Procurement? August 15, 2018

Are you a state government department or public body which procures public construction works and services? Are you in the process of determining which form of contract will be most appropriate for your procurement to issue … 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.