Macpherson Kelley snags new principal lawyer

The business advisory ace was previously a partner at Madgwicks

Macpherson Kelley snags new principal lawyer
Ed Browne

Macpherson Kelley has snagged a business advisory ace as a new principal lawyer for its commercial team in Melbourne.

Ed Browne has handled numerous M&A, business structuring and commercial arrangement matters. In addition to business advisory, he also specialises in working with the aged care and caravan (parks and manufacturing) sectors.

His career in commercial law spans over two decades, and he counts as one of his achievements playing a role in the $660m merger that birthed the Emeco Holdings mining equipment company. His experience also extends to a stint in South Africa, where he operated a firm of his own.

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Prior to joining Macpherson Kelley, Browne was a partner at Madgwicks. He pointed to Macpherson Kelley’s wide-ranging practice as a reason why he became part of the firm’s roster.

“Macpherson Kelley has a reputation as a firm with a focus on delivering commercial outcomes to business clients. I’m keen to tap the experience it has in business-critical areas such as workplace relations, property matters and dispute resolution,” he said.

In the post-COVID-19 environment, the provision of strong business advice will be critical, Browne explained.

“As the economy begins to emerge from COVID-19 and businesses adapt to the new operating environment, they are going to need advice and guidance across a range of issues to ensure they can thrive,” he said.

Macpherson Kelley CEO Steve Parker affirmed this viewpoint, and praised Browne’s skills in this area.

“As businesses grapple with the upheaval COVID-19 has caused, we know they value more than ever the advice and guidance that business-minded lawyers like Ed and those at Macpherson Kelley can bring to help them through this time and prepare them for the future,” Parker said.

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