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Andrew McNee

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Andrew ensive corporate, commercial, securities and mergers and acquisitions expertise and experience. He acts for Australian-listed public companies, investment banks, private equity houses and overseas companies which hold Australian investments. Andrew also has an established sports and entertainment law practice.

Andrew has previously worked in an international law firm and major national law firms in Australia and New Zealand. He has also worked as General Counsel at a dual ASX and NZX-listed financial services company and, as such, Andrew understands the internal pressures and legal requirements of in-house lawyers.

Andrew has been in practice as a solicitor for 20 years. He holds two Master of Law degrees, one from Duke University, North Carolina, USA, and one from the University of New South Wales, specialising in corporate and securities law. Andrew is admitted to the High Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of New Zealand.


Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia

Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

Law Society of New South Wales

Public Notary (NSW)

Duke University Australia Association

Australian & New Zealand Sports Law Association (ANZSLA)


BA LLB (Cant), LLM (Duke), LLM (UNSW)


Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Maddocks has a focus on mid-cap work and frequently acts for small to medium-sized listed companies, large private companies and local subsidiaries of global corporations. The 29-partner team, which is led by Damien Wurzel and Duncan Hall, specialises in the education, government, infrastructure, professional services, retail, and technology sectors and has seen increased healthcare sector work, which is a focus area for Lucille Scomazzon. Andrew McNee advised the founders and operators of the Manly Fast Ferry on their divestment of the company to the National Roads and Motorists' Association (NRMA), Stuart Napthali assisted Direct Capital with the management buyout of Marvel Packers, and Ron Smooker acted for the shareholders of Norman Disney & Young on its sale to Tetra Tech. In the pharmaceutical sector, Wurzel advised the shareholders of Alchemy Holdings on its sale of HPS to pharmaceutical and animal health products maker EBOS. The team also includes retail and franchise expert Greg Hipwell and Catherine Debreceny, who has a focus on private equity matters. Catherine Merity and special counsel Rosamond Sayer joined from DLA Piper.

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