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Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

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2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship launches May 1, 2019

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New laws for short-stay accommodation May 20, 2019

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Andrew McNee Partner


Andrew is a Partner in the Maddocks Commercial Group. He has extensive 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.

Andrew is highly regarded by his clients as a stand out, trusted adviser.

Legal Expertise

    • Mergers and acquisitions
    • Equity capital markets
    • Private equity
    • Strategic joint venture transactions
    • Divestments
    • Restructuring
    • Corporate governance issues
    • Financial Services
    • Consumer and competition law
    • Sports and entertainment law

Relevant Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Advised Shangri-La Asia Limited (Hong Kong Stock Exchange 0069) on the acquisition from the Government Investment Corporation of Singapore of the company group that owns the Shangri-La Hotel Sydney for A$352 million
  • Advised WPG Resources Ltd (ASX: WPG) on the sale of its iron ore assets to OneSteel Limited (now Arrium Limited (ASX: ARI)) for A$364 million
  • Advised WPG Resources Ltd (ASX: WPG) on the acquisition of the Challenger Gold Mine from Kingsgate Consolidated Limited (ASX: KCN)
  • Advising Pan Pacific Petroleum NL (ASX:PPP) on its takeover defence in respect of the on-market takeover offer from Zeta Resources Limited (transaction value A$30 million)
  • Advised Charterhouse Partnership on the successful public company takeover of ASX-listed Hamilton James & Bruce Group Limited (ASX: HJB)
  • Advised Hannan Group on the acquisition of 50% of the printing, publishing and distribution businesses of The Independent Print Media Group held by the Fairfax Group
  • Advised Australian Petroleum Investments Group on the three-stage successful A$700 million bid for the shares of Delhi Petroleum Pty Limited, a Cooper Basin oil and gas joint venturer
  • Advised Velocity Brand Management Pty Ltd on the acquisition by Super Retail Group Limited of 50% of Velocity Brand Management Pty Ltd’s online and venue sports retail business, VBM Retail Pty Ltd
  • Advised global Indian software provider, Eka Software Solutions Pte. Limited, on the acquisition of the commodity handling software vendor, The Matrix Group
  • Advised the NSW Department of Finance & Services on the divestment of the Australian Centre for Advanced Computing and Communication to Klikon Solutions Pty Ltd
  • Advised Kaplan Australia Pty Limited on the sale of Franklyn Scholar to Acquire Learning Pty Ltd
  • Advised professional educator and trainer, Kaplan Australia Pty Limited, on the initial strategic investment in, and acquisition of, the online career opportunity and talent sourcing business, Lode Pty Ltd
  • Advised Fortune 500 steel company, Commercial Metals Company, on numerous bolt on acquisitions and divestments in the Australian steel industry
  • Advised Corporate Express Australia Limited on numerous bolt on business acquisitions in Australia
  • Advised numerous ASX-listed companies on acquisitions and divestments of assets and businesses

Equity Capital Markets

  • Advised Medical Imaging Australasia Ltd (ASX:MIA) on its successful A$75 million IPO and ASX listing
  • Advised Signature Gold Ltd on its proposed A$10 million IPO and ASX listing
  • Advised NZX-listed BCFS Limited (ASX:BCF) on its successful dual listing on ASX
  • Advised WPG Resources Ltd (ASX:WPG) on a A$75 million institutional placement and a 1 for 10 non-renounceable pro-rata rights issue to eligible shareholders, raising A$9.5 million
  • Advised NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) in relation to its fully underwritten A$50 million share placement and A$10 million share purchase plan
  • Advised PowerTel Limited (ASX:PWT) on its A$110 million rights issues and public capital raising
  • Advising Veritas Securities Limited in relation to its role as Lead Manager and Underwriter of a number of ANREOs and capital raisings

Private Equity

  • Advised Navis Capital Partners on the acquisition of the WorldMark Group
  • Advised Navis Capital Partners’ investment company, Guardian Early Learning Centre, on its numerous bolt on child care centre acquisitions
  • Advised Navis Capital Partners’ investment company, Modern Star on its numerous bolt on childhood learning and education business acquisitions
  • Advised Helmsman Funds Management on its acquisition of the Dial-A-Doctor group, a fully accredited and established after hours’ doctor service operating in Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory
  • Advised Green Capital Partners on the acquisition of XBlades, a sporting retailer
  • Advised Green Capital Partners on the acquisition investment in Stomping Ground and Spectacular Brewery, a micro-brewery and festival organiser
  • Advised Kimgres Sdn. Bhd., a Malaysian stock exchange listed company, on the acquisition of Amber Tiles from Greenstone Partners Capital
  • Advised Lightspeed Ventures and Bantry Holdings on a significant investment into George + Matilda, a roll up of mid-sized optometrists
  • Advised a US private equity consortium, Lucky Sages, LLC, on the strategic investment in Australian beverages manufacturer and retailer, The Lucky Drink Group
  • Advised a Softbank Technology Ventures company, Asia Online, Inc., on 8 separate bolt on acquisitions of internet service providers in Australia
  • Advised numerous management teams on a potential management buy-outs

Sports and Entertainment

  • Advised New South Wales Rugby League on the acquisition of the Blatchys Blues
  • Advised New South Wales Rugby League with respect to its key sponsorship arrangements
  • Advised Waratahs Rugby Limited on its Venue Hire Agreement with the Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust
  • Advised Waratahs Rugby Limited with respect to its key sponsorship arrangements
  • Advised Australian Turf Club Limited on its unincorporated joint venture with the Keystone Group with respect to Level 4 of the new grandstand at Royal Randwick Racecourse, Sydney
  • Advised Velocity Brand Management Pty Ltd, on the acquisition by Super Retail Group Limited of 50% of Velocity Brand Management Pty Ltd’s sports online and venue retail business, VBM Retail Pty Ltd
  • Advised AFL franchisee, Greater Western Sydney, on the establishment of its charitable foundation
  • Advised Ken West, the original co-founder of the Australasian ‘Big Day Out’ music festival, on the strategic investment in the Big Day Out by US private equity-backed C3 Group, LLC (C3); advised Ken West on the sale of the Big Day Out to C3
  • Advised Max Delmege on the privatisation of the Manly-Warringah Rugby League Football Club
  • Advised a large international fast moving consumer goods company on numerous sponsorship agreements, including sponsorship of key Australian Olympic athletes, Australian sports teams, prominent Australian identities and entertainers and prominent Australian landmarks
  • Advised and negotiated the termination of management agreements and change of managers for a prominent current Australian Socceroo and for prominent current Australian cricketers
  • Advised the New Zealand Rugby Football Union (NZRFU) on various rugby player contract issues, sponsorship issues and intellectual property protection issues
  • Advised the NZRFU on a damages claim by spinally injured rugby players