Ed Browne Partner

Ed Browne has more than 20 years’ experience practising in commercial and corporate law. He advises a range of businesses, including family
businesses and closely held companies.

Ed works with business owners, boards, executives, directors and licensees in a strategic capacity to advise on significant projects and commercial decisions, including new ventures, market entry/exits and structuring, as well as day-to-day business activities and agreements.

He has extensive experience working with multigenerational family businesses and multifamily groups which have their own unique complexities and challenges.

Ed is extremely well regarded for his ability to advise on business strategy and then work closely with an advisory team, to manage the process and implement what is required to effectively achieve the desired outcome.

Ed’s clients range from service providers in aged care, financial services, hospitality and marketing to construction contractors, technology businesses and manufacturers.

Ed commenced practice in South Africa, running his own firm until 2002, when he migrated to Australia. Ed practiced in regional Victoria (Ballarat) for a period before moving to Melbourne in 2004.

Ed’s Madgwicks Moment: Closing a deal after an all-nighter, with the whole Madgwicks team putting their shoulder to the wheel, so the client could go back to the USA, having achieved what they came to Australia to do 14 days earlier.


  • Business structuring & restructuring
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Supply and sale contracts
  • Distribution and licensing agreements
  • Franchising
  • Family business, including succession planning
  • Corporate governance
  • Dispute resolution
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