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Latest Case

Advising on market-changing divestments September 25, 2018

Maddocks  acted for the founder of Australia’s largest private pilot training school, Soar Aviation, on the group’s 50 percent sale to Australian private equity investor The Growth Fund. Soar Aviation was started in 2012 by … Continued

Latest News

Making a difference: Maddocks senior associate wins Australian Young Lawyer of the Year October 22, 2018

Monday 22 October 2018 Maddocks senior associate Tamsin Webster has been awarded the 2018 Australian Young Lawyer of the Year by the Law Council of Australia. Tamsin, a member of the firm’s Employment, Safety and … Continued

Latest Article

Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (Cth) expands scope for challenges to Commonwealth procurement decisions October 18, 2018

On 18 October 2018, the Senate passed the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017 (Cth) (the Bill) without amendment. The Bill received Royal Assent on 19 October 2018. The Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (Cth) … 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