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Eyes on the prize: Maddocks Art Prize winners announced February 22, 2017

Wednesday 22 February 2017 Two of Australia’s most talented emerging artists have been awarded the 2017 Maddocks Art Prize. James Nguyen and Noriko Nakamura were this week named the winners of the biennial prize, which … Continued

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What you need to know about the ACCC’s 2017 enforcement priorities February 24, 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) 2017 enforcement priorities are largely in many respects a continuation of their areas of focus from last year, plus a few new industries and issues.  As reported in … Continued

Consumer Markets & Franchising

Melbourne Franchise Law ‘Lawyer of the Year’ – Best Lawyers 2014

Greg Hipwell

Maddocks’ Consumer Markets team provides strategic and commercial advice to listed and private companies. Our clients operate franchised, licenced and dealer networks, and manufacturing, retailing and distribution businesses. Our lawyers have in-depth industry knowledge at local, national and global levels.

We work together to assist clients across a diverse range of industries, including automotive, outdoor power equipment, fashion, hair and beauty, consumer finance, IT and telecommunications and food and wine.

INFOGRAPHIC - Consumer Markets IBG - Industry Sectors
How can we help?

Maddocks’ Consumer Markets team specialises in:

  • Franchising and distribution models
    • Expansion strategies via franchising, company outlets, joint ventures, licencing
    • Drafting franchise, dealer and licence agreements and documents required by the Franchising Code of Conduct
    • Advising on Franchising Code of Conduct compliance
    • Retail leasing and licencing premises to franchisees
    • Conversion strategies to and from franchised/licenced models, and combining/consolidating brands and networks
    • Managing and resolving disputes with franchisees, licensees and dealers
  • Competition and Consumer law compliance
    • Pricing and cartel conduct advice
    • Advice regarding restrictive trade practices, in particular in supply chain relationships
    • The Australian Consumer Law compliance, including in relation to trading terms and consumer guarantees
    • Competition law training and compliance programs
  • Mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions
  • Joint ventures and partnerships
  • Intellectual property exploitation and licencing

Melbourne Franchise Law ‘Lawyer of the Year’ – Best Lawyers 2014

Greg Hipwell

Maddocks’ Consumer Markets team provides strategic and commercial advice to listed and private companies. Our clients operate franchised, licenced and dealer networks, and manufacturing, retailing and distribution businesses. Our lawyers have in-depth industry knowledge at local, national and global levels.

We work together to assist clients across a diverse range of industries, including automotive, outdoor power equipment, fashion, hair and beauty, consumer finance, IT and telecommunications and food and wine.

INFOGRAPHIC - Consumer Markets IBG - Industry Sectors
How can we help?

Maddocks’ Consumer Markets team specialises in:

  • Franchising and distribution models
    • Expansion strategies via franchising, company outlets, joint ventures, licencing
    • Drafting franchise, dealer and licence agreements and documents required by the Franchising Code of Conduct
    • Advising on Franchising Code of Conduct compliance
    • Retail leasing and licencing premises to franchisees
    • Conversion strategies to and from franchised/licenced models, and combining/consolidating brands and networks
    • Managing and resolving disputes with franchisees, licensees and dealers
  • Competition and Consumer law compliance
    • Pricing and cartel conduct advice
    • Advice regarding restrictive trade practices, in particular in supply chain relationships
    • The Australian Consumer Law compliance, including in relation to trading terms and consumer guarantees
    • Competition law training and compliance programs
  • Mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions
  • Joint ventures and partnerships
  • Intellectual property exploitation and licencing