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Dennis Mak

Special Counsel

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“I work hard to achieve the best commercial outcomes for clients and to provide practical, strategic solutions to their legal problems.”

Dennis is a corporate lawyer who advises clients on their strategic mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, foreign direct investments into Australia and corporate and governance issues. His expertise includes advising offshore investors on Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) requirements.

Dennis advises private equity sponsors and entities of different stages of maturity, from global corporations to start-ups. He has a deep understanding of the commercial drivers and strategic objectives of clients, drawing on his previous experience as in-house counsel.

Dennis has been recognised by his peers for excellence in commercial and corporate law. He was the recipient of the ‘2021 Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Award’ for Commercial Law and has been recognised in ‘Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch’ for Corporate Law.

Permira — advised Permira and its portfolio company, I-MED Radiology Network, on its joint venture with healthcare artificial intelligence company, Harrison.AI.*

Permira — advised Permira and its portfolio company, Corin, on its acquisition of Global Orthopaedic Technology, an Australian orthopaedic implant manufacturer.*

Pacific Equity Partners — advised Pacific Equity Partners and its portfolio company, Intellihub, on the sale of WINconnect, an energy services business, to Origin Energy.*

Simplot — advised Simplot on its acquisition of a 40% interest in the Irvin & Johnson (I&J) food manufacturing business in Australia and New Zealand.*

Bain Capital — advised Bain Capital on its acquisition of an Australian early-learning centre business.*

* Experience prior to joining Addisons.


Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Award — Commercial Law: Winner — 2021

Best Lawyers Australia — Ones to Watch – Corporate Law — 2023 - 2024



Energy & Resources

Food Manufacturing


Private Equity



Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), University of Sydney

Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney