About Us

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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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

Emerging Companies

A new generation of entrepreneurs, hyper-innovation, and a wave of activity in start-ups and the investment community are driving the growth and development of emerging companies, particularly in technology.

Increased investment opportunities for angel, early stage, later stage and corporate investors have made the past 12 months some of the most active to date. These funds are the gateway to develop ideas and concepts into successful, thriving businesses.

We work alongside these pioneers to grow, nurture and support fledgling businesses. Our lawyers work in close partnership with you to ensure the right foundations are in place for long term success.

How?

We’re committed to providing you with the tools, insights and know-how to help launch your business, protect your ideas and assets, help you get the team right, position you to raise capital, and all going well, exit for the right terms. Our culture is focussed on delivering innovative, clear and cost-effective advice, underpinned by deep industry knowledge across our six market sectors.

From the get-go

We help clients through the entire business lifecycle from initial establishment through to exit:

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  • Just starting out – company formations, founders’ agreements, corporate governance, shareholders agreements, non-disclosure agreements.
  • Protecting your ideas – intellectual property protection, assignment of intellectual property rights, software development.
  • Getting the team right – employment contracts, employee share plans.
  • Raising capital – strategic investment and fundraising advice.
  • Time to sell – IPOs, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and disposals.

See also: Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Employment, Tax & Revenue, Technology sector and Professional Services sector.

 

A new generation of entrepreneurs, hyper-innovation, and a wave of activity in start-ups and the investment community are driving the growth and development of emerging companies, particularly in technology.

Increased investment opportunities for angel, early stage, later stage and corporate investors have made the past 12 months some of the most active to date. These funds are the gateway to develop ideas and concepts into successful, thriving businesses.

We work alongside these pioneers to grow, nurture and support fledgling businesses. Our lawyers work in close partnership with you to ensure the right foundations are in place for long term success.

How?

We’re committed to providing you with the tools, insights and know-how to help launch your business, protect your ideas and assets, help you get the team right, position you to raise capital, and all going well, exit for the right terms. Our culture is focussed on delivering innovative, clear and cost-effective advice, underpinned by deep industry knowledge across our six market sectors.

From the get-go

We help clients through the entire business lifecycle from initial establishment through to exit:

DIAGRAM - How We Help you27042

  • Just starting out – company formations, founders’ agreements, corporate governance, shareholders agreements, non-disclosure agreements.
  • Protecting your ideas – intellectual property protection, assignment of intellectual property rights, software development.
  • Getting the team right – employment contracts, employee share plans.
  • Raising capital – strategic investment and fundraising advice.
  • Time to sell – IPOs, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and disposals.

See also: Corporate & Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Intellectual Property, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Employment, Tax & Revenue, Technology sector and Professional Services sector.