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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 appoints restructuring and insolvency partner in Sydney January 14, 2019

Monday 14 January  Maddocks has appointed its second new partner in a month with the appointment of Danielle Funston. Danielle is a restructuring and insolvency lawyer who advises clients on recoveries, liquidations, corporate restructuring and … Continued

Latest Article

Made in Australia: Tightened restrictions on the use of country of origin labels January 14, 2019

The recent decision of Nature’s Care Manufacture Pty Ltd v Australian Made Campaign Limited by the Federal Court of Australia has provided much needed guidance on the requirements for ‘Made in Australia’ and other country … Continued

Jessica Reid Special Counsel

Background

Jessica has extensive experience providing commercial and strategic advice to clients operating in a diverse range of industries.

She has particular expertise in advising franchisors, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and other participants in the consumer markets sector.

Jessica is focussed on delivering efficient, timely, effective and commercial solutions for her clients.

Legal Expertise

  • franchising and other growth strategies
  • competition law, including pricing, restrictive trade practices and The Australian Consumer Law
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • joint ventures
  • corporate restructuring
  • intellectual property
  • disputes and mediations, including with franchisees and business partners.

Relevant Experience

  • Golden Age – acting on its sale of a land development to the Starwood Group and an ongoing hotel management joint venture. The matter involved complex negotiations over a unitholders and shareholders agreement, corporate restructuring, partnership and development agreements.
  • Nissan Australia – advising on dealer disputes, including representation at mediation.
  • Sunday Somewhere – acting for a high net worth individual on the sale of the online eyewear business, Sunday Somewhere, to Mondottica UK.
  • NRMA – providing competition law advice on various business models, including suggesting new models to meet the business’ objectives.
  • Opteon Property Group – acting on the roll up of its licenced property valuation businesses across Australia, including providing complex structuring and franchise advice, preparing the pre-completion restructure documentation and advising on strategy.
  • Jaggad active wear – advising on corporate structuring issues, arrangements between shareholders and private investment.