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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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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

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 Deputy Premier of Victoria, John Thwaites, and 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 Deputy Premier of Victoria, John Thwaites, and 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.