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We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

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Latest Case

Advising global cryptocurrency exchange operators on entry into Australian market July 31, 2018

The rise in popularity and demand for cryptocurrency trading has resulted in a number of cryptocurrency exchange operators expanding into different countries, including Australia, to create a global brand. In Australia, new laws and regulations … Continued

Latest News

Maddocks advises French firm on major construction company acquisition August 6, 2018

Monday 6 August 2018 Law firm Maddocks recently advised French firm Bouygues Construction on its acquisition of leading Australian construction and fitout business AW Edwards. The acquisition is a key part of Bouygues’ continued expansion … Continued

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Do your construction documents conform with the new Ministerial Directions and Instructions for Public Construction Procurement? August 15, 2018

Are you a state government department or public body which procures public construction works and services? Are you in the process of determining which form of contract will be most appropriate for your procurement to issue … Continued

Corporate & Commercial

“Skilled negotiators providing practical and highly valuable advice.”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2016

Maddocks offers expertise in all areas of corporate and commercial law, advising listed companies, privately owned businesses and local subsidiaries of international corporations in a wide range of industries.

Our partners work closely with our clients to provide timely advice and implement transactions and commercial arrangements quickly and efficiently, helping to ensure positive commercial outcomes.

How can we help?

Our clients come to us for assistance on all aspects of business growth and development.  We help to establish businesses, advise on joint ventures, assist with strategic acquisitions and disposals and help when it comes time to sell.  We assist our clients in documenting and negotiating all their commercial contractual arrangements, from preparing standard terms and conditions of trade and online legal content to negotiating complex contracts and advising on large procurement tenders.

Our Corporate and Commercial team regularly advises clients on:

  • memoranda of understanding and heads of agreement for joint ventures, partnerships, investments, finance and other commercial arrangements
  • brand protection, marketing activities and consumer law
  • corporate governance, including drafting governance documents and advising on appropriate management structures
  • tax structuring and stamp duty implications
  • executive and employee incentive plans, including share plans and performance rights
  • negotiating and drafting commercial agreements (including standard terms and conditions, supply and services agreements, operation and maintenance agreements and outsourcing agreements)
  • the procurement of goods and services, including preparing tender documents
  • establishing new businesses, whether as companies, trusts or joint ventures, including optimum structures and preparing constitutions, trust deeds and partnership, joint venture and shareholders’ agreements
  • competition issues, including transaction structuring, merger clearance, responding to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and other regulators’ investigations
  • strategies to manage contractual relationships and disputes in order to minimise legal, commercial and reputation risks
  • termination of relationships, business closure and insolvency issues.

See also: Mergers and Acquisitions, Restructuring & Insolvency, Equity Capital Markets, Private EquityEmployment, ICT, Advertising, brands and marketing

Recognition

  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 – “Throughout the whole deal they never let us down, providing solid, considered and well-researched advice, and things just got done with a minimum fuss.”
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015/2016 – Ranked for Corporate and M&A

“Skilled negotiators providing practical and highly valuable advice.”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2016

Maddocks offers expertise in all areas of corporate and commercial law, advising listed companies, privately owned businesses and local subsidiaries of international corporations in a wide range of industries.

Our partners work closely with our clients to provide timely advice and implement transactions and commercial arrangements quickly and efficiently, helping to ensure positive commercial outcomes.

How can we help?

Our clients come to us for assistance on all aspects of business growth and development.  We help to establish businesses, advise on joint ventures, assist with strategic acquisitions and disposals and help when it comes time to sell.  We assist our clients in documenting and negotiating all their commercial contractual arrangements, from preparing standard terms and conditions of trade and online legal content to negotiating complex contracts and advising on large procurement tenders.

Our Corporate and Commercial team regularly advises clients on:

  • memoranda of understanding and heads of agreement for joint ventures, partnerships, investments, finance and other commercial arrangements
  • brand protection, marketing activities and consumer law
  • corporate governance, including drafting governance documents and advising on appropriate management structures
  • tax structuring and stamp duty implications
  • executive and employee incentive plans, including share plans and performance rights
  • negotiating and drafting commercial agreements (including standard terms and conditions, supply and services agreements, operation and maintenance agreements and outsourcing agreements)
  • the procurement of goods and services, including preparing tender documents
  • establishing new businesses, whether as companies, trusts or joint ventures, including optimum structures and preparing constitutions, trust deeds and partnership, joint venture and shareholders’ agreements
  • competition issues, including transaction structuring, merger clearance, responding to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and other regulators’ investigations
  • strategies to manage contractual relationships and disputes in order to minimise legal, commercial and reputation risks
  • termination of relationships, business closure and insolvency issues.

See also: Mergers and Acquisitions, Restructuring & Insolvency, Equity Capital Markets, Private EquityEmployment, ICT, Advertising, brands and marketing

Recognition

  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 – “Throughout the whole deal they never let us down, providing solid, considered and well-researched advice, and things just got done with a minimum fuss.”
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015/2016 – Ranked for Corporate and M&A