Delene Blumberg is a highly experienced commercial and mergers and acquisitions lawyer, having practiced in this field in Australia for more than 15 years (and previously, in South Africa, where she initially practised at one of the largest law firms in South Africa, before moving to a specialist M&A practice where she was quickly promoted to a partner before emigrating to Australia).

Delene specialises in private sector mergers, acquisitions and other transactional work; drafting and settling of various commercial agreements, including sales of shares, sales of businesses, shareholders’ agreements, licensing agreements, distributorship agreements and the like.

In addition to her commercial and mergers and acquisitions expertise, Delene also has extensive experience in franchising.  She has advised and assisted numerous multi-site franchisors (both nationally and internationally) in setting up and maintaining their franchise operations in Australia, including master franchise arrangements into and out of Australia.

Prior to joining Thomson Geer, Delene was a founding partner of a commercial firm specialising in corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions.

Delene enjoys a reputation amongst her peers and clients alike for being highly skilled, pragmatic and commercially minded.

Delene Blumberg’s recent experience includes:

  • Representing the sellers in relation to their sale of shares in an insolvency and debt advisory business, including a put and call option agreement, shareholders’ agreement and executive employment agreements.
  • Representing the buyer in its purchase of a 50% share in a financial services and investment advisory business, including the shareholders’ agreement.
  • Advising a boutique swimwear and related clothing manufacturer with regard to the grant of USA distributorship rights.
  • Representing the seller in relation to the sale of 50% of all of the units in an unlisted wholesale managed investment scheme that owns a tenanted building in NSW for $180m.
  • Representing the purchaser in its acquisition of a hotel business and a property in Brisbane for $31m.