Madgwicks is a key member of Meritas – a global alliance of 191 business law firms with 7,485 lawyers in 96 countries. Meritas firms work together to provide clients with a local legal partner with deep international resources. Meritas firms offer the full service a client expects yet with cost-efficiency, global research and personal attention unmatched by national law firms.


In Australia and New Zealand, Madgwicks works closely with Australia and New Zealand member law firms to achieve coverage across Australasia.

Internationally Madgwicks’ clients access global legal resources in over 258 markets around the world. That means that no matter where your legal needs exist, you can find a Meritas firm that understands the local business climate, legal system and social customs.

Meritas firms must pass a rigorous selection process and ongoing client satisfaction evaluation. Meritas firms are quality controlled; clients and law firms using Meritas firms are surveyed to assess their satisfaction. Firms failing to achieve Meritas standards are terminated from the group.

You can have confidence that wherever your legal requirements are in the world, Madgwicks and Meritas will collaborate to ensure the highest level of service and expertise is at your disposal.

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Establishing your operations in Australia

A great place to do business and a safe place to operate a business, Australia represents an attractive proposition for offshore companies looking to grow their global operations.

While Australia’s stable Government and well established legal system make it a low risk place to invest, companies looking to start operations face a myriad of registration and compliance issues. It is essential to get the right professional advice prior to commencing operations to give your business the best chance to flourish.

Meritas Guide to Doing Business in Australia and New Zealand

Updated for 2022, this comprehensive and professional business guide has been authored by Meritas lawyers at the firms in Australia and New Zealand. The Guide provides a valuable inside perspective of doing business in Australia and New Zealand and legal system in each country.