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Assisting on whole of government technology agreements November 2, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on its whole of government purchasing agreement with SAP. The DTA was set up in 2015 to assist government departments and agencies with digital transformation and … Continued

Latest News

Construction and Projects special counsel joins Maddocks January 17, 2018

17 January 2018 Maddocks has appointed Sefton Warner as a special counsel in the firm’s Construction and Projects team. Sefton brings to Maddocks extensive front-end construction projects experience, having worked on a number of major … Continued

Latest Article

2017: In Review – The biggest tech trends and events of the year January 17, 2018

2017 has been another frenetic and significant year for the technology sector. In keeping with Commvault and Maddocks’ joint mission to deliver you practical guidance, our end of year wrap-up highlights the most significant technology … 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.