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about us

Based in Melbourne, Coghlan Duffy & Co is a boutique corporate and commercial law firm that is fortunate to work with an enviable list of clients, including start ups and ASX-listed companies.

As trusted advisors to business owners, high net-worth individuals and entrepreneurial clients, we provide consistent, high-quality, commercially focussed legal advice in the areas we know best and enjoy going the extra mile to get the best outcome for our clients (and celebrating with them once the hard work is done!).  

Above all else, at CD+Co, we enjoy our work and working with good people - this is what makes us good at what we do.

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our services

we provide specialised services in corporate law, commercial law, start ups and equity capital markets

we also work with cdPlus Corporate Services in providing legally-focussed outsourced company secretarial services


our people

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John COghlan

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John is a founding Director of CD+Co. He has a broad commercial practice with a focus on serving entrepreneurial clients through incorporation, investment rounds and exit transactions.

John also has considerable experience in general corporate, property and leasing matters, and acts as outside general counsel to certain key clients in diverse industries.


Charly Duffy

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Charly is a founding Director of CD+Co and separately operates cdPlus Corporate Services to provide our clients with company secretarial services. Charly’s practice predominantly focuses on corporate, commercial and governance legal issues of ASX listed and unlisted public companies.

Charly has comprehensive experience with IPOs, secondary capital raisings, takeovers, ASX and ASIC compliance, customer and supplier contracts, finance arrangements, intellectual property and employment matters.

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fiona rose

Senior Associate
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Fiona specialises in corporate and commercial law and has comprehensive experience and technical expertise in equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, secondary capital raisings, takeovers and various corporate and commercial agreements.

Fiona has extensive knowledge in corporate governance and compliance for both public and ASX listed companies and has worked with clients from a wide range of industries, including financial services, energy and resources and technology.


zain kazi

Senior Associate
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Zain has experience in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and investment funds.

Zain trained and worked at one of Australia's leading large law firms in their Private Equity, Private M&A and Investment Funds team for a number of years advising various clients on their most important and complex transactional matters. Zain also worked as part of the in-house legal team at one of Australia's leading institutional fund managers, advising on transactional and corporate advisory matters as well as strategic, investor relations and product-related matters.

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Carlie Hodges

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Carlie has experience in corporate and commercial law and litigation, property law and mergers and acquisitions.
Carlie acts for a broad range of corporate and commercial clients in areas including health and medical practice, pharmaceutical and environmental laboratory services, telecommunications, retail and technology.


sarah ward

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Sarah has experience in corporate and commercial law, mergers & acquisitions and particular expertise in property and leasing law.

Sarah acts for a broad range of corporate and commercial clients in a range of areas including utilities service providers, manufacturing and distribution, retail and commercial leasing, medical practitioners and start-ups.

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Patrick McGlynn

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Patrick has experience in corporate law, equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, debt restructuring and insolvency law and litigation.

Patrick has acted for clients of various sizes, ranging from start-ups to ASX 100 clients, and spanning a number of different industries, including banking, accounting, insurance, retail and online betting amongst others.


Carolin Darmanin

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Carolin has experience in corporate and commercial law, consumer law, intellectual property law and privacy law.

Carolin has worked as in-house legal counsel at various companies within the banking, e-commerce and data industry in Australia and Germany, being responsible for day-to-day contractual negotiations and compliance advisory activities. Carolin acts for a broad range of clients, ranging from start-ups to ASX listed companies across different industries.

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Laura Morgan

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Laura has experience in corporate and not-for-profit law. 

Laura works with clients across a diverse range of industries and enjoys helping clients with a variety of different legal issues.


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contact us

Phone: 03 9614 2444


Level 42, Rialto South Tower
525 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000