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

Funds Management

Our dedicated, specialised Funds Management team advises on a full range of issues reflecting the managed fund lifecycle, including:

  • Australian Financial Services (AFS) licensing
  • fund establishment – wholesale funds and retail funds
  • compliance
  • investment structures
  • divestment strategies
  • termination.

Our client funds range from responsible entities of managed funds, trustees of wholesale funds, and custodians.

How can we help?

Our services include:

Funds Management

  • Establishment of wholesale and retail managed funds, registration and licencing of responsible entities, advice concerning regulation of managed funds
  • Preparation and review of information memoranda and product disclosure statements, advice in relation to regulatory issues, liaising with ASIC.

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Restructure and re-organisation of managed funds; mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Asset divestment, responsible entity replacement, refinancing of managed funds and advice concerning financially distressed managed funds.

Licencing and Regulatory

  • Issue and variation of Australian Financial Services Licences
  • Dispute resolution, regulatory issues, breach notices and inquiries initiated by ASIC.

Disclosure Documents

  • Preparing and reviewing information memoranda and product disclosure statements and advising on compliance with disclosure requirements generally and member reporting.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Strategic advice on initiation and defence of proceedings in the funds management and superannuation sphere; general conduct and stewardship of proceedings.

Corporate Governance

  • Advice in relation to corporate governance issues, conflicts of interests and duty, delegations, codes of conduct and meeting protocols
  • Risk management and advice concerning regulatory issues arising with the regulator, ASIC.

Our dedicated, specialised Funds Management team advises on a full range of issues reflecting the managed fund lifecycle, including:

  • Australian Financial Services (AFS) licensing
  • fund establishment – wholesale funds and retail funds
  • compliance
  • investment structures
  • divestment strategies
  • termination.

Our client funds range from responsible entities of managed funds, trustees of wholesale funds, and custodians.

How can we help?

Our services include:

Funds Management

  • Establishment of wholesale and retail managed funds, registration and licencing of responsible entities, advice concerning regulation of managed funds
  • Preparation and review of information memoranda and product disclosure statements, advice in relation to regulatory issues, liaising with ASIC.

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Restructure and re-organisation of managed funds; mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Asset divestment, responsible entity replacement, refinancing of managed funds and advice concerning financially distressed managed funds.

Licencing and Regulatory

  • Issue and variation of Australian Financial Services Licences
  • Dispute resolution, regulatory issues, breach notices and inquiries initiated by ASIC.

Disclosure Documents

  • Preparing and reviewing information memoranda and product disclosure statements and advising on compliance with disclosure requirements generally and member reporting.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

  • Strategic advice on initiation and defence of proceedings in the funds management and superannuation sphere; general conduct and stewardship of proceedings.

Corporate Governance

  • Advice in relation to corporate governance issues, conflicts of interests and duty, delegations, codes of conduct and meeting protocols
  • Risk management and advice concerning regulatory issues arising with the regulator, ASIC.
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