Marcus Edwards is an associate in the Corporate Practice, advising on domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and divestments; capital raisings; stock exchange listings; franchise and licensing agreements; commercial contracts and corporate governance matters. Marcus works with both publicly listed and private clients from a range of industries, including automotive, transport and logistics, and resources.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Advising Metals Acquisition Corporation on its US$1.1 billion acquisition of the CSA Copper Mine from Glencore.
  • Advising IDOM Inc. on the sale of its Australian automotive operations to a consortium of managers and dealer principals, in a management buyout valued north of AU$150 million.
  • Advising and assisting PIVET Medical Centre in relation to the acquisition of its medical centres by an ASX-listed healthcare company.
  • Advising the Altrad Group on its acquisition of Valmec Limited (ASX: VMX) for AU$52 million by way of a scheme of arrangement.
  • Assisting with drafting the sale documentation in relation to the AU$100 million acquisition of a family-owned bus transport, charter and tour company by Australia’s largest ASX-listed integrated transport provider.
  • Advising a privately owned geotechnical consultancy business on its multimillion-dollar acquisition by an Australian subsidiary of a Dutch-headquartered group of entities employing more than 10,000 people and with operations in more than 40 countries.
  • Assisting with drafting the sale documentation and completion checklists in relation to the AU$80 million acquisition of a specialist mining services company to a TSX-listed drilling services company.
  • Advising on the sale of an Australia-based mineral testing and inspection laboratory to a UK-based group of specialist businesses focused on the testing, inspection, certification and compliance sector.
  • Acting for the shareholders of the sale of 80% of the shares in a transport equipment rentals business to a global private equity firm.
  • Acting for OTR Tyres on its acquisition of the Australian operations of international tyre retailer Titan Tyres.

Capital Markets and Financing

  • Assisting with the completion of three separate debt financing transactions totaling US$395 million in connection with Metals Acquisition Corporation’s acquisition of the CSA Copper Mine.
  • Assisting on Alvo Minerals Limited’s (ASX:ALV) AU$10 million initial public offering and listing to the ASX.
  • Assisting with due diligence in relation to the refinancing of a portfolio of solar and wind farm projects.

Corporate Governance and Commercial Transactions

  • Transactional matters, including preparing business asset sale and purchase agreements/share sale and purchase agreements.
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating of commercial agreements, including shareholder agreements, confidentiality agreements, trust deeds, company constitutions and partnership agreements.
  • Conducting due diligence enquiries and drafting of due diligence reports.
  • Assisting not-for-profit and charitable organisations in establishing and registering companies limited by guarantee as charitable organisations and in compliance with ACNC requirements.
  • Reviewing and advising on franchise agreements and advising on compliance with the Australian Franchising Code of Conduct, for both franchisors and franchisees.
  • Company secretarial/corporate governance matters, such as preparing notices of meeting, company resolutions and other associated corporate governance documents.
  • Advising on corporate structures and corporate governance issues.
  • Drafting and verification of prospectuses and other public offer documents.
  • Providing corporate advisory services to one of Australia’s largest automotive dealers on an in-house secondment basis over a period of two years. Work included advising and negotiating commercial contracts and dealership licensing and branding agreements.


  • College of Law, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, 2021
  • Murdoch University, LL.B., 2020


  • Supreme Court of Western Australia, 2021
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