Greg Hipwell is highly lauded by market sources for his "detailed and client-focused approach", as well as his "breadth of knowledge on the structure and operation of franchising".
Greg is a corporate and commercial partner at Maddocks and leads the firm’s franchising and consumer markets practice. He is regarded as one of Australia’s best retail and franchise lawyers, with more than 20 years of experience practising in the sector.
Maddocks is an independent Australian law firm of 80 partners and over 500 staff, with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra. It is one of Australia’s premier retail and franchise legal practices as well as being pre-eminent in public and regulatory law.
Greg represents numerous high-profile 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 legal expertise includes advising on competition and consumer law, particularly on pricing, supply and market conduct issues and the franchising code of conduct, intellectual property licensing, protection and exploitation, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity transactions.
Greg’s current clients include McDonalds Australia; Infiniti Motor Cars Ltd; Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific; Nissan Motor Co (Australia); National Roads and Motorists' Association; Thrifty; Optus; Laser Clinics Australia; Stratton Finance (carsales.com.au); and CPE Capital.