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COLLINS SQUARE | TOWER TWO, LEVEL 23, 727 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE VIC 3008, AUSTRALIA
Tel:
Work +61 3 9258 3555
Fax:
Fax +61 3 9288 3666
DX:
DX 259 MELBOURNE
Email:
Web:
www.maddocks.com.au
Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

Greg Hipwell

Tel:
Work 61 3 9258 3354
Email:
Maddocks

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial

Position

Partner

Career

Greg is a corporate and commercial lawyer who has extensive experience advising companies that distribute goods and services through a network or who exploit brands, technology and intellectual property. He is regarded as one of Australia’s leading retail and franchise lawyers, holding more than 20 years of experience practicing within the sector.

Greg represents numerous leading Australian manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers as well as a growing number of international companies who export to Australia and the Asia Pacific region either directly or via joint ventures, master franchises or other forms of licence arrangements with locally based companies. Greg’s clients include the owners of major brands within the automotive, outdoor power equipment, fashion, hair and beauty, consumer finance and food industries.

Member

Law Society of Victoria

Education

Bachelor of Laws, Monash University
Bachelor of Arts, Monash University


Australia

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Maddocks has a focus on mid-cap work and frequently acts for small to medium-sized listed companies, large private companies and local subsidiaries of global corporations. The 29-partner team, which is led by Damien Wurzel and Duncan Hall, specialises in the education, government, infrastructure, professional services, retail, and technology sectors and has seen increased healthcare sector work, which is a focus area for Lucille Scomazzon. Andrew McNee advised the founders and operators of the Manly Fast Ferry on their divestment of the company to the National Roads and Motorists' Association (NRMA), Stuart Napthali assisted Direct Capital with the management buyout of Marvel Packers, and Ron Smooker acted for the shareholders of Norman Disney & Young on its sale to Tetra Tech. In the pharmaceutical sector, Wurzel advised the shareholders of Alchemy Holdings on its sale of HPS to pharmaceutical and animal health products maker EBOS. The team also includes retail and franchise expert Greg Hipwell and Catherine Debreceny, who has a focus on private equity matters. Catherine Merity and special counsel Rosamond Sayer joined from DLA Piper.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

At¬†Maddocks, Sydney-based practice head¬†Brendan Coady¬†‚Äėis excellent and provides great commercial insights‚Äô. Jeff Goodall¬†continues to assist Sydney Airport with a brand audit and filing strategy and¬†Timothy Atkin¬†defends NetComm Wireless against patent litigation proceedings brought by a US competitor.¬†Greg Hipwell¬†regularly assists clients with their strategic expansion strategies.¬†Anthony Willis¬†advises the Department of Defence on two helicopter projects, notably on¬†technical, software, simulator, and licensing disputes.¬†Other names to note include Shelley Einfeld, Katherine Armytage¬†and Brendan Tomlinson.

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