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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

Advising on the sale of aged care facilities April 10, 2018

There has been a significant period of consolidation in the healthcare industry, particularly in residential aged care. The operating environment is challenging, with high levels of regulatory scrutiny and minimal recent growth in Commonwealth funding. … Continued

Latest News

In good hands: Maddocks advises on physio business acquisition April 11, 2018

Wednesday 11 April 2018 Maddocks has advised Zenitas Healthcare Limited on its acquisition of the Agewell Physiotherapy business. Agewell is a mobile physiotherapy provider servicing residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and communities in New … Continued

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The right to use plans prepared by a design consultant: the devil is in the detail April 11, 2018

When a design consultant (such as an architect or engineer) brings their plans or designs into material form, copyright will usually subsist in those documents as an artistic work. The designer owns that copyright unless … 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.