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Chief Executive Officer: Michelle Dixon
Chairman: Mark Henry
Number of partners: 82
Number of lawyers: 320
Languages:Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hokkien, Italian, Laotian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mandarin, Russian, Shanghainese, Spanish

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 Kidman Resources on its successful $776 million scheme of arrangement
■ Advising US tech company, Pivotal Systems Corporation, on its $206 million IPO and listing on the ASX
■ Advising Macquarie Bank on the refinancing of its’ $12.65 billion facilities provided to The Agency Group Limited
Contact: Julian Smith
Tel: +61 3 9258 3864
Email: [email protected]

Employment, Safety & People:
■ Acting for the Department of Planning and Environment (NSW) in the prosecution of the Peak Gold Mine for alleged breaches of the work health and safety legislation resulting in the death of a contract worker
■ Defending the Commonwealth in a prosecution under the WH&S Act in regards to the death of a contracted helicopter pilot in the Australian Antarctic Territories
■ Acting for the State of Victoria in proceedings in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Fair Work Commission in long running litigation with an existing employee
■ Advising global fast food provider Domino’s on the final findings and public report by the Fair Work Ombudsman into its 18 month long investigation into Domino’s and its franchisees
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 TA Global Berhad on the sale of its remaining development lots within a large community title estate located in Little Bay Cove Sydney
■ 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/ Nick Holuigue
Tel: +61 3 9258 3583/61 2 9291 6122/ 61 3 9258 3865
Emails: [email protected]/ [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
■ Acting for Watpac Construction Pty Limited in Supreme Court of NSW proceedings arising out of the York & George development, a mixed commercial and residential development, involving significant claims for extension of time and delay costs
■ Advising Transport for NSW on the More Trains More Services Stage 2 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
■ Assisting the Department of Education to prepare its response to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability
■ Advising the Commonwealth AttorneyGeneral’s Department in relation to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
Contact: Norman Lucas
Tel: +61 2 9291 6177
Email: [email protected]

Government & Administrative Law:
■ Acting for Commonwealth Department of Defence in procurement of sustainment services for armed reconnaissance helicopters and multirole helicopters
■ Advising the Digital Transformation Agency on establishing Commonwealth Government’s whole of government ICT Panel agreements
■ Acting for the Department of Home Affairs in procurement of a global digital platform for processing visa applications
■ Acting against a major financial institution in a complex research and development tax incentive proceeding, involving claimed expenditure of over $629 million
Contact: Simonetta Astolfi
Tel: +61 2 6120 4801
Email: [email protected]

Technology, Media & Telecommunications:
■ Advising Department of Defence on its Core Simulation Capability Acquisition (CSimC) valued at $900 million
■ Advising Adobe on the negotiation of a complex master services agreement for software products, a number of which are business critical, and services with one of Australia’s Big 4 Banks
■ Advising Optus on its strategically significant new arrangement with long-term technology partner, Nokia, for the delivery of end-to-end management and maintenance of the Optus mobile network
Contact: Brendan Coady
Tel: +61 2 9291 6258
Email: [email protected]


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