Our Experience

Madgwicks' experienced commercial lawyers offer a personalised approach to providing business advisory services to clients on a local and international level.  Our clients include privately owned groups, high net worth individuals, professional services firms and Australian subsidiaries of multinational companies. Our role can range from acting as virtual in-house counsel to project specific advice.

We pride ourselves on our responsiveness, partner accessibility and a commercially focused approach, leading to practical business outcomes.

Recent Work

  • Documenting shareholder arrangements for a privately owned business to take account of succession planning and exit possibilities, including an analysis of taxation implications;
  • Drafting terms and conditions for a service provider to the real estate industry with a focus on retention of title provisions in the context of the Personal Property Securities Register;
  • Drafting website terms and conditions, including providing privacy advice, in the context of providing goods on credit for a privately owned food importer;
  • Managing the trademark portfolio for a national manufacturer on a domestic and international level and liaising with IP Australia as required with regard to opposition notices and adverse examination reports;
  • Preparing, negotiating and providing advice with respect to agreements for lease, leases and joint venture arrangements for a staged relocation of a major food manufacturer;
  • Assisting an insolvency firm in respect of the corporate and commercial law implications of their appointment as administrator, including providing employment, tax and securities advice;
  • Preparing and advising on an executive services agreement for an international consulting firm seeking to appoint an Australian resident director, including providing advice as to the enforceability of restraint provisions and shadow equity arrangements; and
  • Acting for a national franchisor in respect of issues arising from COVID-19, including providing advice on rental relief opportunities and employment arrangements for the benefit of its franchisees.

Business Advisory Services

The services we provide include:

  • Asset sales and purchases;
  • Business structuring and taxation;
  • Commercial contracts and arrangements;
  • Family and business succession planning and estate planning;
  • Shareholder agreements and governance arrangements;
  • Franchising and licensing agreements;
  • Intellectual property and technology matters;
  • Employment matters including employee incentive schemes;
  • Advising on the establishment and governance of charities and other not for profit organisations.

Our Experts

Thought Leadership & Past Experiences

Unpacking Unfair Preferences Series: What is an unfair preference?

It’s an unfortunate situation that those who provide a product or service often find themselves in. They’ve done the work, provided a product, invoiced for the work or product and are therefore entitled to be paid. It can therefore be...
21 October, 2020

Selling Your Business: Common Mistakes

After a sale of business is completed we see people being sued for the same issues again and again. We have outlined below two of the most commonly litigated areas and some tips to minimise the risk of being sued.  ...
12 October, 2020

Coronavirus and the Law Resources Hub

Welcome COVID-19 has upended life for businesses across Australia and the world and we enter a period of uncertainty littered with unknowns. Yet in these uncertain times, one thing is certain. We’re here to help in any way we can....
24 September, 2020