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Rory Maguire


Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of Commerce

  • Aged Care
  • Health
  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Business Sales
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Partnership & Joint Ventures
  • Commercial Agreements
  • Due Diligence
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Advice
  • Business and Investment Structures
  • Corporations Law
  • Public Private Partnership
  • Regulatory Compliance

Rory is a Principal in the firm’s Corporate & Commercial practice with over 15 years’ experience in negotiated acquisitions and disposals, takeovers and schemes of arrangement, corporate fundraising and restructures, and shareholder and joint venture arrangements.

Rory also practices in relation to a range of other general corporate and commercial matters, including regulatory advice, corporate governance and commercial contracting. His practice involves acting for ASX listed and private companies, family offices, government bodies/entities and start-ups.

Prior to joining Russell Kennedy, Rory spent over 11 years in the Corporate / M&A team at Herbert Smith Freehills in Melbourne. Rory has also previously worked in the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell and has completed client secondments with the National Australia Bank and the Victorian State Government (Department of Transport).


  • Acting for buyers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions, including negotiated acquisitions and disposals, takeovers and schemes of arrangements
  • Preparing and negotiating shareholder, partnership and joint venture agreements
  • Providing corporate fundraising and restructuring advice
  • Preparing and negotiating commercial contracts
  • Providing general commercial/corporate law advice
  • Advising on regulatory and corporate governance matters
  • Acting for various clients seeking approvals from a range of regulators, including FIRB, ASIC, ASX and ACCC
  • Experience across a wide range of industries, including financial services, health, aged care/retirement living, manufacturing, consumer products, retail, sports, infrastructure and technology.


  • Member, Law Institute of Victoria
  • Mergers and acquisitions guest lecturer, Monash University (Faculty of Business and Economics)
  • Recognised by Best Lawyers for expertise in Mergers and Acquisitions Law (since 2022) and Commercial Law (since 2023)
  • Ranked as Recommended by Doyle's Guide, in the area of Business & Commercial Lawyers