Madgwicks Lawyers supports business owners by providing solutions that align with your commercial needs, drawn from the deep experience of a firm of multidisciplinary and specialist lawyers.

We deliver relevant and practical advice and solutions that are easy-to-understand, helping you to make informed decisions and grow your revenue and underlying business value faster.


  • Advice on corporate governance and compliance issues across all regulatory state and federal levels in Australia
  • Guidance and representation in taxation and duty disputes, together with optimal structuring advice for ongoing operations or special transactions
  • Commercially-driven restructuring advice across the areas of finance and funding, employment, taxation, shareholder or legal compliance
  • End-to-end business sale or acquisition support pre-and-post transaction incorporating due diligence, contract drafting, valuation support and negotiation
  • Business finance, refinancing or project financing support and related review of agreements and other operational issues
  • Supplier, client and shareholder dispute resolution advisory including debt recovery
  • Workplace relations advice on employment, termination and dispute matters
  • Workplace Health and Safety support and guidance available 24 hours, seven days a week
  • Franchising, licensing and distribution agreements
  • Preparation or review of supply agreements and other commercial contracts
  • Consumer and Competition Law advisory and response preparation to regulatory bodies
  • Intellectual property advice regarding trademark, design and copyright registration or disputes
  • Risk management reviews across financial, employment, safety, taxation and other legal compliance matters

Sector Experience

  • Franchising
  • Banking and Finance
  • Funds Management and Superannuation
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Property Development and investment
  • Sport and Gambling
  • Workplace Relations, Health and Safety

Recent Experience

  • Advising an ASX-listed telco on its $60 million acquisition of a Canberra-based telecommunications company, including advising on significant staff transfers, and novating major supplier and customer contracts relating to their fibre and cable assets in Canberra and Victoria
  • Acting for a large private company in all aspects of the acquisition of assets and shares of a retail group for consideration of several hundred million dollars
  • 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 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; and
  • 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

Our Experts

Philip Diviny

Philip is a highly regarded tax lawyer with a broad-based tax advisory, tax controversy and international tax practice.

Rick Goldberg

Rick is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, with particular expertise in financial services, managed funds and superannuation.

Peter Hammond

Peter is a trusted advisor to his large network of clients and a vital member of their businesses on all facets of corporate and commercial law.

Marina Papas

Marina leads the Madgwicks Corporate team and is highly experienced in providing strategic, corporate advice that results in successful outcomes for her clients.

Chris Verebes

Special Counsel
A specialist in franchising, Chris is a legal expert and trusted advisor to a number of high profile franchisors across Australia.

Brynda Tan

Senior Associate
Brynda is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer who specialises in mergers and acquisitions, leveraging her expertise in legal due diligence exercises to provide strategic guidance to clients navigating complex transactions.

Alexander McGregor

Alexander has growing experience in commercial litigation, administrative and corporate law and insolvency and he takes pride in being able to provide pragmatic legal advice to his clients.

Thought Leadership & Past Experiences