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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 on market-changing divestments September 25, 2018

Maddocks  acted for the founder of Australia’s largest private pilot training school, Soar Aviation, on the group’s 50 percent sale to Australian private equity investor The Growth Fund. Soar Aviation was started in 2012 by … Continued

Latest News

Strong signals: Maddocks advises on television broadcast services outsourcing October 10, 2018

Wednesday 10 October 2018 Maddocks has advised NPC Media on its deal to provide playout services for Southern Cross Austereo’s 105 television broadcast signals through NPC Media’s new playout centre. NPC Media is a joint … Continued

Latest Article

When being natural can be misleading: recent consideration of organic product claims October 15, 2018

Recent decisions by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Federal Court of Appeal have demonstrated that it can be a fine line between branding and product claims: with a wrong step amounting to … 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.