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Latest Case

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

Latest News

Ready and responsive: Maddocks launches guide to Royal Commissions and inquiries April 11, 2017

Tuesday 11 April 2017 Companies, organisations and government entities are more likely than ever before to be involved in a Royal Commission or inquiry, according to a Maddocks commercial disputes partner. Speaking at the launch … Continued

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Reading the tea leaves – How might the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill provide additional avenues for challenging government procurement April 26, 2017

In February 2016, Australia and 11 other countries signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade agreement between a range of countries in the Pacific region. Chapter 15 of the TPP includes a number of … 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