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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

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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

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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

  • 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

  • Changes to the ACT Lease Variation Charge

    As the Canberra landscape changes, property owners and developers are increasingly looking to undertake infill projects or regenerate existing properties. These projects usually cannot proceed without a variation to the Crown lease, either to add … Continued

  • Top tips for developers establishing a Management and Letting Rights structure

    Following our recent Developer Series event, ‘Emerging trends in development and the role of owners corporation agreements’, panellist Alex Cook shares his thoughts on tips for developers setting up a Management and Letting Rights structure. … Continued

  • The Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2018 – The nuts and bolts

    Since our last update on the Government’s proposed reforms to the Environment Protection Act 1970, the Environment Protection Amendment Bill 2018 (the Bill) was passed by Parliament on 9 August 2018. This Bill represents the … Continued

  • Trends and issues in retail mixed-use development

    In recent years, we have seen a number of clear trends in mixed-used property development: international influences, including acceptance of apartment living, international participants in the property development industry, international buyers and international marketing strategies/channels … Continued