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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 extensive experience in corporate advisory and mergers and acquisitions matters, including negotiated acquisitions/disposals of companies and businesses, 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
  • Recognised by Best Lawyers for expertise in Mergers and Acquisitions Law (since 2022) and Commercial Law (since 2023)
  • Ranked as Leading by Doyle's Guide, in the area of Business & Commercial Lawyers, and Recommended in the area of Corporate Lawyers