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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

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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

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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

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.