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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 the Commonwealth Government in drafting and negotiating major agreements June 23, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Department of Health on the drafting and negotiation of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (the 6CPA) with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Since 1990, the Government and the Pharmacy Guild have … Continued

Latest News

Patrick Ibbotson announced as new chairman of Maddocks June 14, 2017

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 One of Australia’s leading planning and environment lawyers has been elected the new chairman of Maddocks. Sydney-based partner Patrick Ibbotson will take over the role on 1 July. Patrick has been … Continued

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Private equity and franchise networks: the next growth phase? June 15, 2017

Australia is a franchise nation. For several years, Australia has held one of the highest levels of franchisors per capita in the world and since the global financial crisis the franchise sector has performed well … 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.