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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

Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

Latest News

Special counsel joins Maddocks in Canberra January 16, 2020

Thursday 16 January 2020 Veena Bedekar has joined Maddocks as a special counsel in the firm’s Canberra office. Veena joined Maddocks this week and will work with the Maddocks Probity and Property teams. She joins … Continued

Latest Article

Too much of the (Apple) pie? – Screen-time apps and misuse of market power January 16, 2020

Apple’s ‘screen-time’ functionality (and similar apps released by other developers) have changed the way we engage with our screens, allowing users to monitor how long they spend every day checking emails, messaging and their use … Continued

Sustainability & Climate Change

In 2008, Maddocks recognised that deep expertise in sustainability and climate change issues would be an important requirement for both our private and public sector clients. We actively sought to bring together some of the best minds in the country in this field through the establishment of our dedicated Sustainability and Climate Change Team.

Today, the team offers a broad range of commercial, regulatory and planning and environment expertise to focus on sustainability, emissions trading, climate change, water and energy.

In addition to partners and lawyers from all relevant disciplines, the Maddocks team includes professionals with outstanding reputations in this area, such as former Director of Enforcement and Compliance for the Australian Energy Regulator, Dariel De Sousa.

How can we help?

The Maddocks Sustainability and Climate Change Team regularly advises on:

  • climate change law and policy, including the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future legislative package, the Carbon Price Scheme, the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme, and the Renewable Energy Target Scheme
  • regulatory requirements applicable to sustainability projects, including Carbon Farming Initiative projects and green building and infrastructure projects
  • industry and business assistance programs
  • strategic planning to achieve better climate change and sustainability outcomes
  • climate change adaptation, including flood control, sea-level rise and energy efficiency
  • water-sensitive urban design projects – water policy and legislative advice
  • environmental marketing, including clean energy claims
  • renewable energy projects, including regulatory frameworks, development issues and financing.

In 2008, Maddocks recognised that deep expertise in sustainability and climate change issues would be an important requirement for both our private and public sector clients. We actively sought to bring together some of the best minds in the country in this field through the establishment of our dedicated Sustainability and Climate Change Team.

Today, the team offers a broad range of commercial, regulatory and planning and environment expertise to focus on sustainability, emissions trading, climate change, water and energy.

In addition to partners and lawyers from all relevant disciplines, the Maddocks team includes professionals with outstanding reputations in this area, such as former Director of Enforcement and Compliance for the Australian Energy Regulator, Dariel De Sousa.

How can we help?

The Maddocks Sustainability and Climate Change Team regularly advises on:

  • climate change law and policy, including the Australian Government’s Clean Energy Future legislative package, the Carbon Price Scheme, the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Scheme, and the Renewable Energy Target Scheme
  • regulatory requirements applicable to sustainability projects, including Carbon Farming Initiative projects and green building and infrastructure projects
  • industry and business assistance programs
  • strategic planning to achieve better climate change and sustainability outcomes
  • climate change adaptation, including flood control, sea-level rise and energy efficiency
  • water-sensitive urban design projects – water policy and legislative advice
  • environmental marketing, including clean energy claims
  • renewable energy projects, including regulatory frameworks, development issues and financing.