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Firm Profile


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  • Collins Square, Tower Two
  • Level 25, 727 Collins Street
  • Melbourne
  • Victoria
  • Australia
  • VIC 3008

Firm profile submitted by Maddocks

Chief Executive Officer: Michelle Dixon
Chairman: Patrick Ibbotson
Number of partners: 74
Number of lawyers: 310
Languages:Cantonese, French, German, Hakka, Hokkien, Italian, Laotian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mandarin, Maori, Shanghainese, Spanish, Thai, Turkish

Maddocks provides premium legal services to corporations, businesses and governments throughout Australia and internationally. It advises clients across the education, government, infrastructure, healthcare and technology sectors, from its Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney offices.

Practice Areas:Advertising, Brands & Marketing Banking & Finance Capital Markets & Private Equity Corporate & CommercialDispute 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

Corporate & Commercial:
■ Advising the founders of Camp Australia, on their acquisition by Bain Capital Private Equity following a competitive bid process.
■ Advising Kidman Resources on its agreement with Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A, to establish a 50:50 joint venture to develop and operate the Mt Holland Lithium Project in Western Australia.
■ Advising Nexus Hospitals on various acquisitions and on the sale of Nexus Hospitals from Wolseley Private Equity to Mercury Capital and the re-capitalisation of Nexus Hospitals.
Contact: Damien Wurzel
Tel: +61 3 9258 3388
Email: [email protected]

Employment, Safety & People:
■ Acting for Ernst & Young in urgent injunction proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia when it was discovered that two former employees had stolen hundreds of documents when leaving to set up a competitor in breach of restraints.
■ Assisting Costco with its development of the proposed Costco Whole Australia Enterprise Agreement 2016-2019.
■ Representing a Victorian state government department in a test case in the Victorian Court of Appeal, defending the State’s ability to prosecute employers’ failure to pay long service entitlements as continuing offences.
■ Assisting Forestry Corporation with enterprise bargaining, including its transition from the NSW industrial relations system to the Federal industrial relations system.
Contacts: Catherine Dunlop/Bruce Heddle
Tel: +61 3 9258 3633/+61 2 9291 6129
Emails: [email protected]/[email protected]

■ Advising Impact Investment Group on the redevelopment of Younghusband Woolstores in Kensington to a sustainable commercial precinct, comprising 220 office spaces plus retail and food and beverage space.
■ Advising OSK Property, on the development of Melbourne Square Melbourne’s most iconic development presently in the market comprising a 5 tower mixed-use development project.
■ Advising Greenland Group on the site acquisition and off-the-plan sale of more than 100 boutique apartments in Sydney’s Potts Point.
■ Acting for Avid Property Group on all aspects of its Victorian industrial and business park portfolio, including Paramount Estate, Link 360 and Evans Park on lease agreements.
■ Advising Regional Development Victoria on the Ballarat Station Precinct Redevelopment Project.
Contact: Marine Nincevic/Bronwyn Badcock
Tel: +61 3 9258 3583/61 2 9291 6122
Email: [email protected]/ [email protected]

Construction & Projects:
■ Advising the D&C Contractor on all aspects of its bid for the Outer Suburban Arterial Roads (OSARs) (Western) PPP Project.
■ Advising the D&C contractor as part of the FutureLiving consortium bidding for the first phase of the NSW Department of Family and Community Services Social and Affordable Housing Fund PPP project.
■ Acting in the first ever High Court case relating security of payment legislation in Australia (Southern Han Breakfast Point Pty Limited (in liq) v Lewence [2016] HCA 52).
Contact: Simone Holding/Andrew Chapman
Tel: +61 3 9258 3858/61 2 9291 6221
Email: [email protected]/ [email protected]

Dispute Resolution & Litigation:
■ Acting for Lawrence and Hanson Group Pty Ltd in Federal Court proceedings commenced against it and others by the ACCC in relation to alleged cartel conduct.
■ Acting for Optus in its successful defence of Telstra’s attempts to overturn in the Federal Court of Australia, a decision made by the ACCC regarding pricing for fixed line services.
■ Acting for the New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services (the state’s child protection agency) in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Contact: Norman Lucas
Tel: +61 2 9291 6177
Emails: [email protected]

Government & Administrative Law:
■ Acting for Airservices in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal regarding a major development at Gold Coast Airport and its impact on the PFAS and Acid Sulphate Soil profile of the site.
■ Acting for the Minister for Planning and the City of Melbourne in enforcement proceedings against the owners of Carlton’s illegally demolished Corkman Irish pub.
■ Advising the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance on the remediation of a former gas works site in inner Melbourne, being one of the largest inner city remediation projects undertaken in Victoria.
Contact: Simonetta Astolfi
Tel: +61 2 6120 4801
Emails: [email protected]

Technology, Media & Telecommunications:
■ Advising on Sydney Airports’ Network Transformation Project involving the negotiation of numerous high value business critical agreements with a number of different vendors.
■ Acting for Optus on an application by Telstra to the Federal Court for judicial review of a decision of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on the price of access to Telstra’s fixed line network.
■ Advising CMC Markets on a deal with the ANZ Bank that will see CMC Markets provide online stockbroking services to ANZ clients.
Contact: Brendan Coady
Tel: +61 2 9291 6258
Emails: [email protected]


  • Level 1, 40 Macquarie Street,
  • Barton,
  • Canberra,
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Australia
  • ACT 2600
  • Tel +61 2 6120 4800
  • Fax +61 2 6230 1479
  • Collins Square, Tower Two,
  • Level 25, 727 Collins Street,
  • Melbourne,
  • Victoria
  • Australia
  • VIC 3008
  • Tel +61 3 9258 3555
  • Fax +61 3 9258 3666
  • DX 259 Melbourne
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Angel Place,
  • 123 Pitt Street,
  • Sydney,
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
  • NSW 2000
  • Tel +61 2 9291 6100
  • Fax +61 2 9221 0872
  • Email : [email protected]