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Give your clients access to international markets

'The internationalisation of our practice and the results we achieve for our clients could not have happened without them'.

Michael McDonald, mdp McDonald Partners

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  • Find your niche
  • Use networks to expand internationally

The business

mdp McDonald Partners (mdp) is a boutique intellectual property (IP) and commercial law practice.

The firm's areas of expertise include the protection, commercialisation and internationalisation of IP and advising on commercial issues such as set-up and expansion into foreign markets.

mdp also advises international businesses looking to establish operations in Victoria.

The firm represents a range of clients, from entertainers to innovative entrepreneurs, SMEs, financial service providers, public regulatory bodies and IT businesses.

'We represent a lot of our Victorian clients overseas and we work with overseas companies who want to work here', says Managing Partner, Michael McDonald.

Finding support to expand

'Our role is to protect their IP and minimise commercialisation or marketing risk, and to
identify potential business partners and provide relevant support for clients around the world'.

Michael regularly travels abroad for work and meets with Victorian Government international representatives when in their locations.
'The internationalisation of our practice and the results we achieve for our clients could not have happened without them'.

International Victorian Government Business Offices

The Victorian Government has business offices in 16 key international destinations to help small business identify opportunities and grow export capacity.

The Victorian Government Business Office (VGBO) network includes offices in London, Frankfurt, Dubai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Tokyo, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC and New York.

These offices assist Victorian businesses looking to expand in overseas markets by helping them to identify local market opportunities and strengthen their global competitiveness.

The international offices are complemented by a network of VGBOs across metropolitan and regional Victoria that engage with business to help improve productivity and competitiveness.

Find out more about International Victorian Government Business Offices or call 13 22 15

The result

Through building contacts internationally, mdp McDonald Partners were able to secure significantly greater outcomes for their clients which led to much more business.