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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

Briefing council: Maddocks launches Victorian local government blog July 20, 2017

Thursday 20 July 2017 Maddocks has today launched Council Brief, a blog designed to highlight and discuss issues of importance to the Victorian local government sector. Leveraging 132 years of experience working with Victorian councils, … Continued

Latest Article

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: FWC announces casual conversion clauses in modern awards, and domestic violence leave is next July 14, 2017

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has kicked off the new financial year by announcing two proposed changes to modern awards as a result of the four yearly modern award review. The changes are that: • … Continued

Mergers & Acquisitions

“They’ve been fundamental to our growth strategy. We couldn’t have done everything without their level of diligence.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017

Our Mergers & Acquisitions team advises Australian and international businesses on all aspects of their expansion, divestment and succession planning strategies.

Our experienced team has advised on a wide range of acquisitions, takeovers, schemes of arrangement, disposals, joint ventures and strategic investments and has the depth of talent and resources to advise on the most technically complex matters.  Many of our team members have been involved in some of Australia’s largest and most sophisticated M&A transactions.

How can we help?

Our M&A partners have a hands on, practical and commercial approach and lead our teams to ensure transactions are implemented efficiently and our services are focussed on meeting our clients’ objectives.

Maddocks offers clients a multi-disciplinary team – bringing together experts in corporate and securities law, competition and regulatory law, employment, financial services, intellectual property, planning and real property superannuation, tax and other specialist areas – to deliver a commercially focused, solutions-oriented service.

We advise on:

  • corporate restructures
  • business acquisitions and disposals
  • takeovers, defences and schemes of arrangement
  • cross-border transactions
  • competitive tender processes
  • tax structuring and stamp duty implications
  • due diligence and risk management programs, including warranty and indemnity insurance
  • regulatory approvals, including liaising with the Foreign Investment Review Board, the Australian Securities Exchange, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
  • acquisition financing, including leveraged senior debt facilities and funding through equity capital markets
  • directors’ duties, conflicts of interest and corporate governance issues.

Our clients include multinationals, public listed companies, private equity fund managers, SMEs and family run businesses in a wide range of industries, including agriculture, education, energy, health, financial services, manufacturing, mining, retail, software as a service and technology.

Recognition

  • Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 – “Stands out for its mid-market focus, ready access to partners and close attention to client service”
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015/2016 – Ranked for M&A
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014/2015 – Ranked for M&A
  • IFLR 1000 2014 – Ranked in M&A

“They’ve been fundamental to our growth strategy. We couldn’t have done everything without their level of diligence.”

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017

Our Mergers & Acquisitions team advises Australian and international businesses on all aspects of their expansion, divestment and succession planning strategies.

Our experienced team has advised on a wide range of acquisitions, takeovers, schemes of arrangement, disposals, joint ventures and strategic investments and has the depth of talent and resources to advise on the most technically complex matters.  Many of our team members have been involved in some of Australia’s largest and most sophisticated M&A transactions.

How can we help?

Our M&A partners have a hands on, practical and commercial approach and lead our teams to ensure transactions are implemented efficiently and our services are focussed on meeting our clients’ objectives.

Maddocks offers clients a multi-disciplinary team – bringing together experts in corporate and securities law, competition and regulatory law, employment, financial services, intellectual property, planning and real property superannuation, tax and other specialist areas – to deliver a commercially focused, solutions-oriented service.

We advise on:

  • corporate restructures
  • business acquisitions and disposals
  • takeovers, defences and schemes of arrangement
  • cross-border transactions
  • competitive tender processes
  • tax structuring and stamp duty implications
  • due diligence and risk management programs, including warranty and indemnity insurance
  • regulatory approvals, including liaising with the Foreign Investment Review Board, the Australian Securities Exchange, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
  • acquisition financing, including leveraged senior debt facilities and funding through equity capital markets
  • directors’ duties, conflicts of interest and corporate governance issues.

Our clients include multinationals, public listed companies, private equity fund managers, SMEs and family run businesses in a wide range of industries, including agriculture, education, energy, health, financial services, manufacturing, mining, retail, software as a service and technology.

Recognition

  • Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 – “Stands out for its mid-market focus, ready access to partners and close attention to client service”
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015/2016 – Ranked for M&A
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014/2015 – Ranked for M&A
  • IFLR 1000 2014 – Ranked in M&A