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Chief Executive Officer: Michelle Dixon
Chairman: Patrick Ibbotson
Number of partners: 79
Number of lawyers: 320
Languages: Cantonese, French, German, Hakka, Hokkien, Italian, Laotian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mandarin, Maori, Shanghainese, Spanish, Thai, Turkish

Firm Overview:
Maddocks is an independent Australian law firm working with corporations, businesses and governments in Australia and internationally. It advises clients across the built environment, education, government, healthcare and technology sectors, from its Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney offices.

Practice Areas
Advertising, Brands & Marketing
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets & Private Equity
Corporate & Commercial
Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Competition & Regulation
Compliance & Enforcement
Consumer Markets & Franchising
Construction & Projects
Employment, Safety & People
Environment & Planning
Financial Services
Intellectual Property, FOI & Privacy
Regulation & Administrative Law
Inquiries & Coronial Inquests
Restructuring & Insolvency
Mergers & Acquisitions
Real Estate
Sustainability & Climate Change

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate & Commercial:
■ Advising founders and operators of Manly Fast Ferry on their divestment to NRMA, Australia’s peak road association
■ Advising Riviera Health on sale of its residential aged care portfolio to Japara Healthcare Limited
■ Advising French firm Bouygues Construction on acquisition of Australian construction and fitout business AW Edwards
Contact: Julian Smith
Tel: +61 3 9258 3864
Email: [email protected]

Employment, Safety & People:
■ Successfully acting for IOOF Holdings Limited in proceedings for an injunction to enforce post-employment restraints of trade
■ Acting for Australian Building and Construction Commission in five prosecutions in the Federal Court
■ Appointed as solicitors assisting the State Coroner of Victoria for inquest into the deaths of six civilians in a vehicle attack in the Melbourne CBD
■ Advising global fast food provider Domino’s on safety issues associated with its e-bike delivery systems
Contacts: Catherine Dunlop/Bruce Heddle
Tel: +61 3 9258 3633/+61 2 9291 6129
Emails: [email protected]/[email protected]

■ Advising Cadence Property Group on acquisition of Food Revolution Group’s plant and headquarters from Kraft-Heinz
■ Advising World Class Global on the development of Australia 108 and AVANT
■ Acted for Western Sydney University on its new Parramatta CBD campus
■ Acting for Development Victoria and Department of Health and Human Services in the development of Markham Social Housing Estate
■ Acting for Fed Square Pty Ltd on the redevelopment of Melbourne’s Federation Square Precinct including negotiating lease with Apple Pty Ltd for its global flagship store
Contacts: Marine Nincevic/Bronwyn Badcock
Tel: +61 3 9258 3583/61 2 9291 6122
Emails: [email protected]/ [email protected]

Construction & Projects:
■ Advising WBHO Infrastructure on its successful bid as D&C contractor on the Outer Suburban Arterial Roads PPP, the largest roads upgrade and maintenance project in Victoria
■ Advising Lendlease Bouygues John Holland JV on downstream contracting for its successful bid for the $11 billion Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel project
■ Advising Watpac in Watpac Constructions (NSW) Pty Ltd v Charter Hall Funds Management Limited [2017] NSWSC 865 on a challenge of a statutory debt in connection with construction of a CBD tower in Sydney
■ Advising Transport for NSW on the Blue Mountains Route Clearance of its New Intercity Fleet Project
■ Advising Victorian Department of Education and Training on procurement of 12 new schools in the ‘Growth Areas Schools Project’
Contacts: Simone Holding/Andrew Chapman
Tel: +61 3 9258 3858/61 2 9291 6221
Emails: [email protected]/[email protected]

Dispute Resolution & Litigation:
■ Advising former executive manager of Joe White Maltings in multi-party dispute arising out of the sale of a business, with damages sought in the order of approx. $373 million
■ Acting in Fitch Ratings in its defence of a class action in the Federal Court concerning investments in collateralised debt obligations
■ Advising NSW Roads and Maritime Services throughout complex commercial negotiations on termination of an agreement to lease
Contact: Norman Lucas
Tel: +61 2 9291 6177
Email: [email protected]

Government & Administrative Law:
■ Acting for Commonwealth Department of Defence in procurement of new simulation environment for conduct of cross service and multi-country military exercises
■ Advising the Digital Transformation Agency on establishing Commonwealth Government’s whole of government agreement with IBM
■ Provided legal and probity support to numerous Commonwealth agencies including the Department of Education
■ Review of the delivery of whole-of-government grants administration services by the Community Grants Hub within the Department of Social Services
Contact: Simonetta Astolfi
Tel: +61 2 6120 4801
Email: [email protected]

Technology, Media & Telecommunications:
■ Advising Sydney Airport on enterprise-wide network transformation project, covering different technology infrastructure and services
■ Advising the Commonwealth Department of Finance on whole-of-government procurement of new provider for its content management system GovCMS
■ Advising Philips Electronics Australia, on their agreement with Saab, to deliver JP2060, a deployable health capability
Contact: Brendan Coady
Tel: +61 2 9291 6258
Email: [email protected]


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