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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Latest Case

Advising on market-changing divestments September 25, 2018

Maddocks  acted for the founder of Australia’s largest private pilot training school, Soar Aviation, on the group’s 50 percent sale to Australian private equity investor The Growth Fund. Soar Aviation was started in 2012 by … Continued

Latest News

Strong signals: Maddocks advises on television broadcast services outsourcing October 10, 2018

Wednesday 10 October 2018 Maddocks has advised NPC Media on its deal to provide playout services for Southern Cross Austereo’s 105 television broadcast signals through NPC Media’s new playout centre. NPC Media is a joint … Continued

Latest Article

When being natural can be misleading: recent consideration of organic product claims October 15, 2018

Recent decisions by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Federal Court of Appeal have demonstrated that it can be a fine line between branding and product claims: with a wrong step amounting to … 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, and Technology 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, and Technology sector.