Brendan Earle

Brendan specialises in negotiated transactions and contracting including M&A, business succession, corporate structuring, foreign investment and governance.

He assists clients in the health, pharmaceutical, aged care, disability and consumer products sectors.

For several years Brendan has appeared in the peer reviewed Best Lawyers for Corporate/Governance, Healthcare, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity. In 2018, other lawyers voted him Health & Aged Care Lawyer of the Year for Melbourne, and in 2017 he was a finalist in Lawyers Weekly Commercial Law Partner of the Year.

Brendan regularly travels to Bendigo, Ballarat and Shepparton where he enjoys strong relationships with local accounting firms and significant businesses owned and managed in those regions.


Brendan’s experience includes advising:

  • Australian government on a scoping study to consider ownership options for Australian Hearing and National Acoustic Laboratories;
  • Australian Unity Limited on its successful bid to acquire the New South Wales Government’s state wide home care services business;
  • Bellamy’s Australia Limited on strategic supply and distribution agreements;
  • Cadbury and Kraft on several corporate restructures involving multiple jurisdictions;
  • Coles Express on its alliance and fuel supply agreements with Shell (now Viva Australia) in connection with its national network of stores;
  • Coles Supermarkets on the sale of Coles’ $900m credit card portfolio to Citigroup, and a long term distribution agreement for credit cards; and
  • J&G Knowles & Associates on the sale of ARC Retirement Communities to Stockland.

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