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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

Assisting on whole of government technology agreements November 2, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on its whole of government purchasing agreement with SAP. The DTA was set up in 2015 to assist government departments and agencies with digital transformation and … Continued

Latest News

Winner of the first William Ah Ket Scholarship announced November 21, 2017

Tuesday 21 November 2017 A solicitor in a Victorian government agency is the first winner of the William Ah Ket Scholarship, a $5,000 prize named after the first barrister of Chinese heritage in Australia. K … Continued

Latest Article

Maximum term contracts considered by the Commission: has their use expired? December 11, 2017

Last week, in what is a decision with potentially significant implications, the Fair Work Commission Full Bench has overturned the legal principle underpinning the widespread use of maximum term contracts. These contracts are a common … 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