Madgwicks Lawyers has the flexibility and scale that allows us to apply experienced resources on a corporate transaction, matching its complexity and size with relevant knowledge and efficiencies. You will work closely with a team experienced in managing significant transactions, as evidenced by our Victorian Legal Awards Deal of the Year Award, received for a three-way merger and debt restructure deal valued at AU$686 million.

Whenever a transaction requires, our corporate lawyers are able to involve our internal specialists in taxation, finance, property, workplace relations, health and safety or intellectual property to ensure that the structure and strategy behind the transaction have been properly addressed and is to the utmost benefit of the client.

Our clients include ASX-listed companies, large private and multi-national companies, financial institutions, fund managers, stockbrokers, corporate advisors, responsible entities of registered managed investment schemes, public trustee companies, and public offer superannuation funds.


  • Advising on mergers, acquisitions, takeovers and disposals from a legal, governance and commercial perspective
  • Legal leadership for private equity and venture capital activities
  • Management buy-outs, capital raising, joint ventures and strategic alliances across all business sizes
  • Initial public offerings and other ASX listing compliance support, including placements and rights issues
  • End-to-end advice surrounding capital raising opportunities and requirements in domestic and overseas capital markets
  • Regulatory compliance under the Corporations Act, ASX Listing Rules and other legislation, policy and industry practice requirements
  • Submissions, applications, representation and other dealings with ASIC, ASX, Takeovers Panel, APRA, AUSTRAC and the ATO
  • Drafting disclosure documents including prospectuses, information memoranda and product disclosure statements
  • Drafting constituent documents including constitutions, trust deeds, subscription and shareholder agreements
  • End-to-end support in all stages of the procurement and contracting process; from due diligence or drafting agreements to managing disputes that may arise by litigation or other dispute resolution alternatives
  • Advising on the optimum corporate and taxation structure for ongoing or special transaction requirements
  • Guidance on trademark, business name and designs registration, portfolio management and marketing and advertising advice
  • Advising on directors’ duties, corporate governance policy and other company secretarial services regarding shareholder changes, ACCC compliance and for reporting requirements set by banks and other institutions; and
  • Insolvency and restructuring advice and representation including negotiation with creditors or liquidators

Recent Experience

  • Advising a national pharmaceutical company on the $60 million acquisition of an established brand portfolio and manufacturing facility from a global group. Acquisition incorporated the right to manufacture, market, export and distribute several brands in Australia and New Zealand
  • Acting for an ASX listed property trust in its hostile takeover bid for a competing listed property trust, including a successful application to the Takeovers Panel
  • Acquisition of a multi-million dollar packaging business requiring negotiation of extensive warranties and extensive legal due diligence on all areas of the business including environmental, property, intellectual property, insurance, litigation and business contracts
  • Acquisition of a manufacturing steel business by a series of share sale options, including legal due diligence on all aspects of the business
  • Acting for an Israeli company on its acquisition of its Australian distribution business in the building products industry
  • Acting for a UK public company in the Executive Recruitment industry on the acquisition of an Australian business
  • Acting for a public offer superannuation fund with over 100,000 members and in excess of $1 billion funds under management on the acquisition of a superannuation administration business
  • Advised a European-based group of companies on the acquisition of a large cross-border filtration business operating in Australia and New Zealand
  • Acting for a major senior accommodation property trust on its ASX float and capital raising, which resulted in gross assets at listing exceeding $1.2 billion; and
  • Acting for a European based group of companies in entering into a joint venture with existing business in Australia and assisting the group to establish a profile in Australia. The joint venture also involved providing taxation structuring advice and the consideration of international taxation issues

Our Experts

Rick Goldberg

Rick is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, with particular expertise in financial services, managed funds and superannuation.

Peter Hammond

Peter is a trusted advisor to his large network of clients and a vital member of their businesses on all facets of corporate and commercial law.

Marina Papas

Marina leads the Madgwicks Corporate team and is highly experienced in providing strategic, corporate advice that results in successful outcomes for her clients.

Brynda Tan

Senior Associate
Brynda is a highly experienced corporate and commercial lawyer who specialises in mergers and acquisitions, leveraging her expertise in legal due diligence exercises to provide strategic guidance to clients navigating complex transactions.