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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

Restructuring & Insolvency

“The team is acknowledged for its very commercial approach and for having a good profile in Melbourne.”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2017

The Maddocks Restructuring and Insolvency team advises insolvency practitioners, financial institutions, creditors, corporations and government instrumentalities on formal insolvency appointments and business recovery and reconstruction strategies.

Our partners are consistently named as leading lawyers in this field by independent publications. Our team provides a comprehensive service and is able to draw upon the experience and expertise of our commercial, litigation, property, employment and taxation teams when required.

How can we help?

Our lawyers develop strategic and commercially viable solutions which are specific to individual client needs.

The team is known for its commercial approach to restructuring and asset realisation, working closely with clients to achieve the desired outcome within the shortest possible timeframe. We combine technical skill, lateral thinking and a willingness to listen to help clients achieve the most beneficial result.

Our team is particularly experienced in working with insolvency practitioners and secured creditors in devising and implementing asset recovery and realisation strategies.

We also regularly advise companies and individuals who are confronting financial challenges which may lead to insolvency or possible personal liability.

We advise on:

  • corporate reconstructions – designing, developing and implementing the legal processes and procedures required for significant mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring in Australia and internationally.
  • all areas of insolvency and corporations law including:
    • voluntary administration
    • receiverships
    • liquidations
    • security enforcement
    • recovery and realisation strategies
    • negotiations with secured creditors
    • ASIC investigations

Through our connections with the Insolvency Practitioners’ Association of Australia and the Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee of The Law Council of Australia we keep abreast of and are involved in legal developments in this area, both domestically and around the world.

Recognition

  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 – “We tend to use them because of their responsiveness and ability to deploy resources quickly. They get to work on files right away, and often deliver within very short timeframes.”
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015/2016 – “The lawyers at Maddocks are rated for being ‘proactive and very willing to listen’, handling matters involving a range of sectors.”
  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 – Recommended for Restructuring and Insolvency, with clients saying “… They are strong commercial partners for our business.”, and “They understand the industry, and their special skills and commercial nature add value.”
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014/2015 – Ranked for Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 – Recommended for Restructuring and Insolvency
  • IFLR 1000 2014 – Recognised as a notable consultant for Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014 – Ranked for Restructuring and Insolvency

“The team is acknowledged for its very commercial approach and for having a good profile in Melbourne.”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2017

The Maddocks Restructuring and Insolvency team advises insolvency practitioners, financial institutions, creditors, corporations and government instrumentalities on formal insolvency appointments and business recovery and reconstruction strategies.

Our partners are consistently named as leading lawyers in this field by independent publications. Our team provides a comprehensive service and is able to draw upon the experience and expertise of our commercial, litigation, property, employment and taxation teams when required.

How can we help?

Our lawyers develop strategic and commercially viable solutions which are specific to individual client needs.

The team is known for its commercial approach to restructuring and asset realisation, working closely with clients to achieve the desired outcome within the shortest possible timeframe. We combine technical skill, lateral thinking and a willingness to listen to help clients achieve the most beneficial result.

Our team is particularly experienced in working with insolvency practitioners and secured creditors in devising and implementing asset recovery and realisation strategies.

We also regularly advise companies and individuals who are confronting financial challenges which may lead to insolvency or possible personal liability.

We advise on:

  • corporate reconstructions – designing, developing and implementing the legal processes and procedures required for significant mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring in Australia and internationally.
  • all areas of insolvency and corporations law including:
    • voluntary administration
    • receiverships
    • liquidations
    • security enforcement
    • recovery and realisation strategies
    • negotiations with secured creditors
    • ASIC investigations

Through our connections with the Insolvency Practitioners’ Association of Australia and the Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee of The Law Council of Australia we keep abreast of and are involved in legal developments in this area, both domestically and around the world.

Recognition

  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 – “We tend to use them because of their responsiveness and ability to deploy resources quickly. They get to work on files right away, and often deliver within very short timeframes.”
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015/2016 – “The lawyers at Maddocks are rated for being ‘proactive and very willing to listen’, handling matters involving a range of sectors.”
  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2015 – Recommended for Restructuring and Insolvency, with clients saying “… They are strong commercial partners for our business.”, and “They understand the industry, and their special skills and commercial nature add value.”
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014/2015 – Ranked for Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 – Recommended for Restructuring and Insolvency
  • IFLR 1000 2014 – Recognised as a notable consultant for Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2014 – Ranked for Restructuring and Insolvency