Maddocks has added to its growing Sydney office with the appointment of two new partners to its Commercial team.

Ben Miller and Danielle Funston joined Maddocks on 4 February.

Ben is a patent and technology specialist with expertise in IP commercialisation transactions, IP advice, litigation and dispute resolution. He has been consistently ranked by legal directories as one of Australia’s leading IP lawyers.

Ben has extensive experience working with clients in the healthcare, life sciences and technology sectors, including in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices and IT industries.

Danielle is a restructuring and insolvency lawyer who advises clients on recoveries, liquidations, corporate restructuring and general corporate transactions. She also advises on financial services litigation matters.

Danielle advises clients across a wide range of industries, including the agricultural, automotive, aviation, construction and real estate industries.

She joins the Maddocks Restructuring and Insolvency team in Sydney from K&L Gates, where she is a partner.

Their appointments continue a run of partner appointments in the Maddocks Sydney office over the past 12 months.

Arlene Colquhoun (Banking & Finance) and Brendan Tomlinson (Technology, Media & Telecommunications) were promoted as partners in July 2018, while Maree Skinner (Employment, Safety & People) and Catherine Merity (Equity Capital Markets) joined the firm last May.