Going public Down Under

By Jack Ellis

Australia has been at the forefront when it comes to alternative business models in the legal services market. As IP practices get in on the act, big changes could be on the cards for counsel and clients

Going public is often seen as the Holy Grail for a growing business – a milestone which shows the world that it has made the big time. But the reality is not that simple. While an initial public offering (IPO) can open up abundant opportunities for many companies, it is a massive undertaking fraught with risk, which comes with a vastly increased burden of regulatory compliance.

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