Douglas Brown

Senior Associate

Douglas is a Senior Associate in Lander & Rogers' corporate team based in Sydney. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions and general corporate and commercial law.


Douglas is a transactional lawyer with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions. He is experienced in managing transactions from the preliminary and due diligence phase through to execution of binding agreements and completion. Douglas enjoys meeting business owners and developing an intricate understanding of their businesses and industries. He prides himself on providing commercial, practical and succinct advice to clients.

Douglas' areas of expertise include:

  • mergers and acquisitions
  • private equity and venture capital
  • capital raisings
  • corporate governance
  • joint ventures
  • establishment of business structures including trusts
  • shareholder and unitholder agreements
  • commercial contracts
  • advice on applicable laws including the Corporations Act, Australian Consumer Law, Personal Property Securities Act, Privacy Act and Franchising Code.

Career highlights

Douglas' career highlights include advising and acting for:

  • one of Australia's largest privately owned automotive dealership companies on the sale of its Victorian subsidiaries to an ASX-listed purchaser for $240 million in cash and scrip
  • a leading Australian packaging company on the sale of its business to a US-based purchaser for $70 million
  • an ASX-listed company on its acquisition of automotive dealerships in Queensland for $66 million
  • one of Australia's largest privately owned bus companies on its acquisition of a competitor for $30 million
  • a family-owned trucking company on the sale of its assets (including depots) for $20 million
  • an investor in the Series B funding round for a start-up e-commerce website.