About Duncan

Duncan has extensive experience advising a range of privately held corporates, publicly listed companies, and private equity houses, in M&A transactions, capital raising, general commercial work, and compliance.

He advises predominantly Australian based clients, but has a number of US and UK based clients doing business in Australia. Recent transactions have been in manufacturing, health, financial services and retail.

Duncan is listed as a leading lawyer by legal directories and publications, including Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 for his work in private equity and corporate M&A.


  • Caltex

    Advising Caltex on its acquisition of Scott’s Fuel Divisions, which included 28 retail sites and 18 depots, across South Australia, Northern Territory, Victoria and New South Wales.

  • The Growth Fund

    Advising The Growth Fund (previously Archer Growth) on a number of acquisitions, including a majority stake in the Team Moto dealership business, Fuelfix, Laser Clinics Australia. He has also advised portfolio businesses on bolt-on acquisitions and has advised The Growth Fund on various divestments.

  • LivingSocial

    Acted for LivingSocial on its acquisition of a controlling stake (and subsequent acquisition of the entire stake) in Jump on It, a daily deals aggregator website.

  • Adcock Private Equity

    Advising Adcock Private Equity on a subscription by a back door listing, into DirectMoney, a peer-to-peer lending business.

  • Deluxe Group

    Advising the Deluxe Group on its acquisitions of various businesses in Australia since 2000, and the development of the MediaCloud venture supporting SBS.

  • Greencross / Petbarn

    Acting for Greencross (and Petbarn) since 2002 on their Australia-wide roll-up of pet stores and veterinary clinics.

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