About Us

We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

Learn More

Latest Case

Advising on the sale of aged care facilities April 10, 2018

There has been a significant period of consolidation in the healthcare industry, particularly in residential aged care. The operating environment is challenging, with high levels of regulatory scrutiny and minimal recent growth in Commonwealth funding. … Continued

Latest News

In good hands: Maddocks advises on physio business acquisition April 11, 2018

Wednesday 11 April 2018 Maddocks has advised Zenitas Healthcare Limited on its acquisition of the Agewell Physiotherapy business. Agewell is a mobile physiotherapy provider servicing residential aged care facilities, retirement villages and communities in New … Continued

Latest Article

The right to use plans prepared by a design consultant: the devil is in the detail April 11, 2018

When a design consultant (such as an architect or engineer) brings their plans or designs into material form, copyright will usually subsist in those documents as an artistic work. The designer owns that copyright unless … Continued

Cath Debreceny Partner

Background

Cath is a Partner in the Melbourne Commercial Group.

Cath provides a broad range of corporate and commercial advice, specialising in private M&A transactions.  Cath works with portfolio and private companies on their day to day commercial requirements, including terms and conditions and general contractual arrangements, and provides advice to public companies on listing compliance work and corporate governance.

Cath is admitted to the New York Bar, and has seven years of international experience, enabling her to advise on transactions where the client or counterparty is in the US, both where the transaction involves global corporations or where the acquisition or sale is a specific move in the Australian market.

Cath’s clients include multinational companies, private equity houses, investment funds, start-ups, technology companies, listed public companies and privately held Australian companies.

Cath provides commercial advice with a reference to her international experience and with a focus on commerciality and getting the deal done.

Legal Expertise

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Commercial contracts
  • Private Equity
  • Corporate governance issues
  • Strategic joint ventures

Relevant Experience

  • Acting for a privately held electrical wholesaler in its acquisition of a New Zealand subsidiary.
  • Advising numerous US based companies with Australian activities in relation to relevant Australian regulatory issues.
  • Advising on the divestiture of a business division by an Australian subsidiary of a large European based manufacturing company.
  • Assisting with the purchase of an Australian related entity in association with the acquisition of a multinational company by a US based listed entity.
  • Preparing notices of meeting and governance documents, and providing continuous disclosure advice, for an Australian listed company with a market capitalisation of over $1 billion.
  • Advising CostaExchange Limited, a major fruit and vegetable producer and marketer, on its receipt of private equity investment by a US private equity fund.

Before joining Maddocks, Cath was at King & Wood Mallesons. Before then she was with Kirkland & Ellis LLP in New York.