Clare Brown Partner

Clare specialises in corporate and securities law, with a particular focus on equity capital markets and venture capital.

She has experience in cross-border and domestic corporate transactions including advising on equity fundraisings, private financing and investment transactions, regulated and private M&A, securities regulatory and ASX compliance issues, ESOPs and other general corporate matters.

She regularly acts for companies and investors in the healthcare, medical device and biotechnology sector, as well as the technology industry more broadly. Clare also regularly represents early and growth stage companies and venture capital firms that invest in them.

Clare also has significant experience advising US clients doing business in Australia and Australian clients doing business in the US, including having acted for a number of US companies listed on ASX.


Capital markets

EBR Systems, Inc (ASX:EBR)

Acting for EBR on its IPO and ASX-listing (2021).

Laybuy Group Holdings Limited (ASX:LBY)

Advised Laybuy Group Holdings Limited on its $80M IPO and ASX-listing in 2020, and its placement and SPP in 2021.

Blackmores Limited (ASX:BKL)

Advised Blackmores Limited on its fully underwritten institutional $92 million placement and $49 million share purchase plan.

Imricor Medical Systems, Inc. (ASX:IMR)

Advised on its IPO and ASX listing in 2019 and follow-on capital raisings in 2020 and 2021.

ImpediMed Limited (ASX:IPD)

Advised on its non-renounceable entitlement offer in 2020 and placement and SPP in 2021..

Venture capital

Cardiac Dimensions

Advised on Series C financing in 2020 and 2021, and Series D financing in 2022.

Simplify Medical

Advised on convertible note financings in 2019 and 2020.

Popgun Labs

Advised on its Series A financing in 2021.

MH Carnegie

Advised on its investments in Renew Medical and EBR Systems.

Seven West Media Investments

Advised on various VC investments.

Liverpool Partners

Convertible note investment in HealthEngine in 2022.

Mergers, acquisitions and restructures

Simplify Medical Pty Ltd

Advised Simplify Medical on its acquisition by NuVasive, Inc. for US$150 million plus additional milestone payments in 2021.

Blackmores Limited

Advised on infant formula joint venture with Bega Cheese.

EnGeneIC Limited

Advised on redomicile to Bermuda via scheme of arrangement.


Acted for StraxCorp on merger with CurveBeam AI LLC (2022).



Advised on implementation of its management incentive plan.

RM Williams

Advised on implementation of its management incentive plan.

Various ASX-listed companies (Blackmores Limited, Visioneering Technologies, Inc. and ImpediMed Limited)

Advice on equity incentive plans.

Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Wollongong
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Wollongong


  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Law Society of South Australia

International experience

  • Acted for a number of United States med-tech companies on their proposed Australian IPOs and ASX-listings



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