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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 two leading edge tech companies on their capital raisings July 8, 2019

Monday 8 July 2019 Maddocks has advised global video technology company Atomos Limited on the sale of over $27 million worth of shares released from escrow and its raise of an additional $7.5 million by … Continued

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Disclosure of confidential information by Commonwealth officers – repeal of section 70 of the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) July 23, 2019

For more than 50 years, section 70 of the Crimes Act 1914 criminalised the disclosure of confidential information without authorisation by current and former ‘Commonwealth officers’. This extended to unauthorised disclosure by contractors performing services … Continued

Reading Room

  • The Developer Handbook – Accessing finance for your development project

    In 2018 and 2019, as parts of the real estate market have softened, the appetite and ability of the Big 4 banks to fund property development has reduced when compared to their former capacity due … Continued

  • Queensland security of payment reforms – what do I need to know now?

    The Queensland Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld) (BIF Act) commenced in November 2017 and introduced reforms to several aspects of security of payment in the construction industry in Queensland, some of which are … Continued

  • Will we see more liquidators using SOPA after Seymour Whyte?

    Earlier this year (and not for the first time in the Australian security of payment landscape) an intermediate appellate Court in one Australian State reached a different position on materially identical provisions in the security … Continued

  • Lacrosse Tower combustible cladding VCAT decision

    Summary Yesterday his Honour Judge Woodward, Vice-President of VCAT, handed down the first major decision in Australia in relation to the respective liability of parties involved in the design and construction of a building which … Continued

  • Managing the Airbnb effect

    With the rise of Airbnb, investors in the residential market have had a greater choice in realising income from their properties. However, unregulated short stay accommodation can prove challenging for owner occupiers in a building, … Continued

  • Growing Pains – Key legal issues in a supply constrained industrial market

    As Melbourne grows, the supply of appropriately located, zoned and serviced land for industrial development is tightening, and brings new challenges to acquire and/or develop land. Here are some key legal considerations we have seen … Continued

  • Commissions and incentive schemes: how to avoid costly disputes with employees and contractors

    Entitlements, bonuses and commissions Developers commonly offer commission or bonus schemes as part of their contractual arrangements with sales employees and contractors. The reasons are obvious: incentivised pay attracts high quality talent, drives and motivates … Continued

  • Owners Corporations in Land Estates

    The use of owners corporations (formerly known as body corporates) in land estates is not a new concept. In fact Maddocks was involved in establishing many early Victorian estates drawing on this structure, including the … Continued

  • Property finance in Australia – who’s doing the heavy lifting?

    The major Australian banks have made a strategic withdrawal from funding commercial property development in Australia. Previously the major banks had a market share of circa 85 percent  of the $50 billion annual property finance … Continued

  • Combustible cladding – what’s the latest?

    The management of combustible cladding on buildings in Australia continues to challenge the property and construction industries, owners and residents and all levels of government. Nationally, the Victorian Government is leading the way on this … Continued