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COLLINS SQUARE | TOWER TWO, LEVEL 23, 727 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE VIC 3008, AUSTRALIA
Tel:
Work +61 3 9258 3555
Fax:
Fax +61 3 9288 3666
DX:
DX 259 MELBOURNE
Email:
Web:
www.maddocks.com.au
Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Maddocks, Ron Smooker, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

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Ron Smooker

Tel:
Work 61 3 9258 3863
Email:
Web:
www.maddocks.com.au/our-people/ron-smooker/
Maddocks

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial

Position

Partner

Career

Ron has over 20 years’ experience of corporate, commercial and financing law. He has been involved in many of Australia’s largest and most complex merger and acquisitions, and is recognised as a leading adviser on transactions involving complex structuring.

Ron has acted on various commercial matters for a range of listed and unlisted companies in connection with joint ventures, long-term contracting and other commercial arrangements. He has also acted for borrowers in relation to the financing of a number of projects.

Prior to joining Maddocks, Ron was a partner at Clayton Utz for 14 years. He has advised clients from a wide range of industries including transport and logistics, mining, consulting, energy and resources, property, and media and entertainment.

Education

LLB, University of Melbourne


Australia

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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