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Ed Browne

principal lawyer, commercial

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melbourne office +61 3 9208 9884
legal secretary: arijana velagic +61 3 9794 2678

about Ed

With over 30 years of experience in both Australia and South Africa, Ed Browne is a seasoned expert in commercial law. Growing up in an extended family of lawyers, Ed’s passion for the law and business was ignited by observing and being involved in the family practice from an early age.

As commercial law is future focussed, Ed’s skill is in both analysing the current situations faced by his clients and considering opportunities and issues that may arise as things evolve, making him a go-to advisor for businesses seeking growth and success.

Ed has helped clients in a wide array of industries, ranging from IT, financial services, and hospitality to construction and manufacturing. Ed also has extensive industry knowledge in the sectors of aged care and the caravan industry (both parks and manufacturing).

“My clients would describe me as a pragmatic lawyer who tries to find a solution. I always make myself available and I work hard to build their trust – I think they can see that I am genuinely interested in helping them achieve the outcomes they are looking for.”

Areas of Expertise

industries

  • Accountants
  • Aged care
  • Caravan – manufacturers and parks
  • Manufacturing

recent
experience

  • fifth generation family business overhaul

    Over a five-year span, Ed Browne helped his client, a fifth-generation family business, after they had lost their way financially and operationally. In a multiple stage approach, Ed advise on the financial, tax and operational issues, then guided the business through a restructure to help ensure its future success. An extra layer of complexity was added due to the heated family dynamics that had to be resolved throughout every stage of this matter.

  • multi-million dollar m&a and restructure deal

    In a complex mergers and acquisitions deal, Ed Browne worked through the merger of a listed company with two unlisted companies, with a total deal value of $660 million. Not only was the integration of these three businesses extremely complex, with the businesses having locations in different states, but complicated financial agreements and arrangements had to be dealt with including the management of international note holders and a large number of local financiers.