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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 one of the world’s largest duty free companies on Australian market entry January 23, 2019

Law firm Maddocks has advised global duty free company Lotte Duty Free Singapore Pte Ltd, on the aquisition of Australian duty free company JR Duty Free. Under the deal, Lotte Duty Free aquired 100% of … Continued

Latest Article

Bully no more – Fair Work Commission’s jurisdiction to hear Council anti-bullying application confirmed January 31, 2019

The Fair Work Commission has confirmed a Victorian local council is a ‘constitutionally-covered business’ and thus falls within the stop bullying jurisdiction of the Commission. The decision will have implications for larger Victorian councils regarding … Continued

Reading Room

  • Private equity and franchise networks: the next growth phase?

    Australia is a franchise nation. For several years, Australia has held one of the highest levels of franchisors per capita in the world and since the global financial crisis the franchise sector has performed well … Continued

  • Crowd funding update

    Crowd funding moves forward while legislation stalls Since our last update in March, Canberra’s political machinations have stalled progress on new equity-based crowd funding legislation becoming law.[1] By summoning Parliament to resume on 18 April … Continued

  • Crowd funding update

    Following on from our last update, the Federal Government has now moved closer to putting legislation in place to remove regulatory barriers to crowd-sourced funding, or ‘crowd funding’. While the commencement date remains to be … Continued

  • Crowd funding

    The Federal Government recently announced its intention to put in place legislation facilitating crowd-sourced equity funding, and that consultations to facilitate crowd-sourced debt funding will start soon. Crowd-sourced funding or ‘crowd funding’ typically involves the … Continued

  • Significant Investor Visa program to focus on venture capital funds, private equity and emerging companies

    The Federal government has announced a new complying investment framework for the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) and Premium Investor Visa (PIV) program which will come into effect on 1 July 2015. The SIV complying investment … Continued

  • Mandatory OTC Derivative reporting regime

    The over-the-counter (OTC) Derivative reporting requirements came into effect on 11 July 2013. New derivative transaction rules issued by ASIC require certain Reporting Entities to report certain OTC derivative transactions (‘Reportable Transactions’) to trade repositories. … Continued