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Advising on major deals in the technology sector March 21, 2017

The National Broadband Network (nbn) is one of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Australia. The nbn will connect Australian homes and businesses to a faster broadband landline and internet network by 2020. Maddocks … Continued

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Maddocks advises Swinburne University of Technology on $118 million online education deal March 21, 2017

Tuesday 21 March 2017 Maddocks has advised Swinburne University of Technology (Swinburne) on a deal that will see SEEK (ASX:SEK) purchase a greater stake in Online Education Services, a joint venture between the university and … Continued

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For want of a comma, the case was lost…or when style becomes substance March 27, 2017

The United States case of O’Connor v Oakhurst Dairy handed down on 13 March 2017, dubbed the ‘$10 million comma case’, highlights the importance of punctuation and the legal consequences that can flow on from … 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