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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

Latest Article

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

Jessica Reid Special Counsel


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.