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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

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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

Fiona Wallwork Consultant

Background

Fiona is a commercial lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience providing advice to businesses in the consumer markets sector, including manufacturers, retailers, franchisors and service providers.

Fiona is highly regarded for her technical legal expertise and her understanding of the commercial context.

Fiona’s clients include the owners of major brands within the consumer goods, fashion, professional services, real estate, grocery, food and restaurant industries.

Legal expertise

Fiona’s expertise covers commercial contracting, legal and regulatory compliance, and business transactions, including:

  • drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide range of business contracts, including supply contracts, trading terms, alliance arrangements, joint ventures, contract manufacturing agreements, transport, warehousing and logistics agreements, distribution arrangements, confidentiality agreements and intellectual property licences
  • specialised franchise documentation and advice, including master franchise agreements, unit franchise agreements, disclosure documents and compliance with the Franchising Code of Conduct
  • competition law advice, including on price controls and restrictions, exclusive dealing, tied supply arrangements and customer and supplier restrictions
  • consumer protection law advice, including on advertising and marketing, selling policies and techniques and consumer warranties
  • intellectual property exploitation, protection and enforcement
  • advising on network growth and expansion through different business models
  • legal and regulatory compliance and risk assessment, compliance programs and compliance training.

Relevant experience

  • Advising a national book retailer on various matters relevant to its store network, including the application of the Australian Consumer Laws to in-store advertising and selling.
  • Advising leading global provider of fresh food for households on contact arrangements with raw product suppliers, including drafting standard supply contract terms.
  • Providing legal compliance review for a global health and hygiene group, for its Australian-run trade promotions and product advertising and marketing.
  • Advising a global tyre manufacturer on establishment and rollout of its tyre dealer store model in Australia.

Directories and awards

Fiona is listed in:

  • The Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers in the category of Franchise Law, 2013-2018 editions
  • International Who’s Who of Franchise Lawyers, 2016-2017.