Malcolm is a corporate and commercial lawyer with over 20 years experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and commercial contracts. He has a particular specialisation in technology and intellectual property and has extensive cross-border experience.

Malcolm has experience in a range of industries including manufacturing, FMCG, information technology, food and agribusiness and life sciences. Malcolm has been ranked by Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Managing Intellectual Property Magazine and World Trade Mark Review.

"Our job is to support our clients in achieving their commercial objectives. If you take time to understand a client’s business and know the challenges that affect the business on a daily basis, you’ll deliver so much more than just legal advice."

Significant matters

Amcom Telecommunications Ltd (now Vocus  Communications) – acted in the $145 million acquisition and lease back of the Megaport fibre optic network assets.

Di Bella Coffee – advised one of Australia’s largest speciality coffee roasters, Di Bella Group, in its $47 million acquisition by Australia’s largest multi-brand retail food franchisor, Retail Food Group Limited.

Oracle –eServGlobal sale  – advised eServGlobal on the $110 million cross border acquisition of its USP business by Oracle.

Primus Telecommunications  – advised Primus International on its $192 million sale of Primus Australia to M2 Telecommunications Group.

Cross border life sciences – acted for ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals in drafting and negotiating a significant deal with global pharmaceutical giant, Hospirato license, develop and commercialise ChemGenex’s lead cancer drug in Europe, the Middle East and parts of Africa.

Information technology – acted for Softlink in its Government Information Technology Conditions (GITC) contract to roll out its software to every government school in NSW.

Bachelor of Law (Honours), Queensland University of Technology

Master of Business Administration, Griffith University

Member, Queensland Law Society

Member,Australian Institute of Company Directors

Board member, Wandering Warriors Ltd

  • Corporate advisory
  • Commercial contracts
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Intellectual property
  • Consumer and competition law
  • Information technology
  • Cross border transactions and establishment
  • Recognised for Commercial Law, Best Lawyers in Australia 2018
  • Leading Intellectual Property Lawyer, Queensland and Leading Technology, Media and Telecommunications Lawyer, Queensland, Doyles Guide 2018
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