About Ron

Ron has extensive experience advising on corporate, commercial and financing transactions. He has been involved in many of Australia’s largest and most complex M&A transactions, 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 on joint ventures, long-term contracting and other commercial arrangements. He has also acted for financiers of projects.

Ron has advised clients from a wide range of industries including transport and logistics, mining, consulting, energy and resources, and media and entertainment.

Experience

  • Kidman Resources

    Advised Kidman Resources on its A$776 million acquisition by Wesfarmers by way of a scheme of arrangement. Kidman Resources is an ASX-listed company developing the world class Mt Holland Lithium Project in a 50:50 joint venture called Covalent Lithium with Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM), one of the world’s largest producers and marketers of lithium products. Kidman is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. As a long-term legal adviser to Kidman, Maddocks has advised the company on a number of significant previous developments, including the formation of its Mt Holland joint venture with SQM, resolution of tenement and forfeiture issues, and negotiation of proposed off-take arrangements with a number of investment grade counter-parties, including Tesla, Inc. Maddocks has advised the company and its Board on ordinary course listed company matters over recent years.

  • Camp Australia

    Advised the Founders of Camp Australia, Australia’s largest provider of before and after-school care programs, on their sale to Bain Capital. Camp Australia, which was established in 1987, provides care programs to students at more than 700 schools around Australia.

  • NetComm Wireless Limited

    Advised NetComm Wireless Limited on its merger by way of scheme of arrangement with Casa Systems Inc. Maddocks were the advisers to NetComm throughout the scheme of arrangement process. NetComm Wireless Limited is a leading developer of fixed wireless broadband, fibre and cable to the distribution point technologies. The merger valued NetComm at approximately $161 million.

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  • "Skilled negotiator providing practical and highly valuable advice"

    Chambers Asia Pacific

  • "Formidable negotiation skills and excellent client service"

    Chambers Asia Pacific

  • "He's a quiet achiever and a a smart lawyer."

    Chambers Asia Pacific

  • "He's a man of few words, but when he speaks, he commands the room."

    Chambers Asia Pacific

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