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Latest Case

Advising on tech company IPOs July 6, 2018

Silicon Valley-based technology company Pivotal Systems launched an initial public offering (IPO) and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) on 2 July 2018. The IPO raised $53.5 million, placing the value of the specialist … Continued

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Maddocks acts on major mining acquisition July 17, 2018

Tuesday 17 July 2018 Law firm Maddocks has advised Consolidated Mining & Civil Pty Ltd (CMC) on its purchase of 100 percent of Benagerie Gold Pty Ltd, which holds the Benagerie mining lease, from Havilah … Continued

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NSW Crown land reforms have commenced – what do local councils need to know? July 18, 2018

The majority of the Crown Land Management Act 2016 (NSW) (the Act) commenced on 1 July 2018. The Act significantly reforms the use and management of Crown land in NSW. This article provides an overview of the key reforms, … Continued

Philip Jones Partner

Background

Philip is recognised as one of the most experienced insolvency lawyers in Melbourne, providing clients a broad range of commercial and financial experience. He has over 30 years’ experience within insolvency and business reconstruction having acted for financial institutions, insolvency practitioners and company directors, dealing with the complexities created by parties confronting financial distress.  Commerciality and practical outcomes are the key notes to his practice.

Philip’s experience extends to extensive involvement in acting for banks, financial institutions and insolvency practitioners in the last major recession during the late 1980s and early 1990s. His expertise and experience ensures that the Insolvency Group at Maddocks is a comprehensive and well-resourced facility capable of addressing all of the challenges presented in the area of insolvency and reconstruction. Philip has been ranked in the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers in the category of Commercial Law from 2014 – 2018 and Insolvency and Reorganization Law from 2018.

Legal Expertise

  • Corporate Advisory
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Partnership Unitholder and intercompany disputes
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • International Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Insolvency and Reconstruction

Relevant Experience

  • Extensive experience in assisting distressed companies in dealing with legal and commercial challenges
  • Assisting and advising administrators, receivers and liquidators on their legal responsibilities and providing commercial and negotiation skills through that process
  • Contract negotiation
  • Negotiating and contracting of mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses
  • Provision of strategic advice to achieve commercial outcomes for clients.
  • Advice and assistance in resolving shareholder, unitholder and partnership disputes.
  • Delivering in a rapid manner detailed strategic, commercial and legal advice to clients.