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Firm Profile


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

Firm profile submitted by Maddocks

Maddocks provides premium legal services to corporations, businesses and governments throughout Australia and internationally. It advises clients across the education, government, infrastructure, healthcare, professional services and technology sectors, from its Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney offices.
Chief Executive Officer: Michelle Dixon
Chairman: Mark Henry
Number of partners: 70
Number of lawyers: 217
Languages: Cantonese, French, German, Hakka, Hokkien, Italian, Laotian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Mandarin, Maori, Shanghainese, Spanish, Thai, Turkish

Corporate & Commercial:

29 partners; 51 fee earners
■Advising Regis Aged Care on the $171 million acquisition of the aged care, retirement living and affordable accommodation for seniors business Masonic Care Queensland.
■Advising Petbarn on its acquisition of ADS, its warehouse and logistics service provider in NSW.
Key Clients: Deutsche Australia, Eli Lilly, Fulton Hogan, Navis Capital
Contact: Philip Jones Tel: +61 3 9258 3637
Email: [email protected]

Employment, Safety & People:
6 partners; 27 fee earners
■Acting for BGC Partners in Supreme Court proceedings to enforce a senior brokers contract and post-employment restraints of trade.
■Advising Victoria Police on all matters relating to their recent successfully concluded bargaining round, including industrial and bargaining strategy.
Key Clients: Deutsche Bank, Optus, Ernst & Young, Costco Wholesale Australia, Government
Contacts: Bruce Heddle; Lindy Richardson
Tel: +61 2 9291 6129 / +61 3 9258 3721
Emails: [email protected] / [email protected]

8 partners; 35 fee earners
■Advising 3L Alliances on its landmark residential and mixed-use development, Queen’s Place in Melbourne.
■Advising Boral on the strategic disposal of a large greenfield site in Western Sydney in four tranches.
■Advising Regional Development Victoria on the Ballarat Station Precinct Redevelopment Project .
Key Clients: Government, Mirvac, Investa, Various Asian developers
Contact: Marine Nincevic
Tel: +61 3 9258 3583
Email: [email protected]

Construction & Projects:
6 partners; 19 fee earners
■Advising the Design & Construct Joint Venture comprised of Lendlease and Bouygues Construction Australia on the Western Distributor project in Melbourne.
■Advising Shoalhaven Council on the REMS 1B project – a project for the upgrade of two large sewage treatment plants and the construction of associated pipeline reticulation infrastructure.
Key Clients: Lendlease, Government, Watpac, CIMIC, Ferrovial
Contact: Andrew Chapman
Tel: +61 2 9291 6221
Email: [email protected]

Commercial Disputes:
7 partners; 18 fee earners
■Acting for Fitch Ratings, Inc in defence of class action proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia regarding the rating of synthetic CDOs.
■Acting for Lawrence and Hanson Group Pty Ltd (L&H) in Federal Court proceedings commenced against it and others by the ACCC regarding alleged cartel conduct.
Key Clients: Optus, Deloitte, Lawrence and Hanson, Fitch Ratings, Government
Contact: Norman Lucas, Gina Wilson
Tel: +61 2 9291 6177 / +61 3 9258 3005
Emails: [email protected] / [email protected]

Government & Administrative Law:
17 partners; 45 fee earners
■Since their establishment, Maddocks has been appointed to the Commonwealth Government’s Legal Services Multi Use List; the NSW Government legal panel; and the Victorian State Government legal panel.
■Maddocks acts for more than 70 of the local councils in Victoria and more than 35 in New South Wales.
Key Clients: Commonwealth, State and local government
Contact: Simonetta Astolfi
Tel: +61 2 6120 4801
Email: [email protected]

Technology, Media & Telecommunications:
8 partners; 14 fee earners
■Advising Optus as a respondent seeking to have the ACCC’s fixed line pricing reduction determinations upheld.
■Advising CIMIC on the global outsourcing to Wipro Ltd of the majority of the entire CIMIC Group’s IT infrastructure.
Key Clients: Bauer Media, Macquarie Telecom, NBC Universal, ninemsn
Contact: Brendan Coady
Tel: +61 2 9291 6258
Email: [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 9288 0555
  • Fax +61 3 9288 0666
  • 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]