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11th August 2014

Gilbert + Tobin wins Dispute Resolution Team Award

Gilbert + Tobin’s litigation group won The Dispute Resolution Team Award at the 2014 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.

11th August 2014

Gilbert + Tobin a multiple winner at 2014 Euromoney Awards

Gilbert + Tobin won four awards at Euromoney’s Australasia Women in Business Law Awards 2014, held in Sydney on 7 August 2014.

1st August 2014

Gilbert + Tobin scoops award at Communications industry night of nights

Gilbert + Tobin was awarded the prize for ‘Services to the industry’ in the professional services category at the Communications Alliance and CommsDay (ACOMMS) Awards ceremony for its Telco Navigator ‘app’, on 30 July 2014.

17th July 2014

IPO market bounces back with strongest first half since GFC

During the first half of 2014 Gilbert + Tobin’s Corporate Advisory team has led the large end of the Australian IPO market advising issuers on more IPOs, for a greater value, than any other firm, according to Bloomberg’s IPO issuer advisor league tables. This strong start to the year reflects the uptick seen in the market, which Thomson Reuters said produced “the highest first half proceeds since 2007.”

2nd July 2014

Gilbert + Tobin advises Wilmar and First Pacific on landmark Goodman Fielder transaction

Gilbert + Tobin is advising a Consortium, comprising Wilmar International Limited (Wilmar) and First Pacific Company Limited (First Pacific), on the Consortium’s proposed acquisition of Goodman Fielder Limited. The transaction is to be implemented by way of a scheme of arrangement and values Goodman Fielder on an enterprise value basis at A$1.9 billion.

1st July 2014

Partner promotion strengthens Gilbert + Tobin’s Corporate Advisory practice

Gilbert + Tobin continues to build capacity in its Corporate Advisory practice with the internal promotion of Tim Gordon to partner, effective Tuesday 1 July.

30th June 2014

Gilbert + Tobin advises on the IPO of Healthscope Limited

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to have advised the Joint Lead Managers on the initial public offering of Healthscope Limited, Australia’s second largest private hospital operator and a leading provider of pathology services in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore.

18th June 2014

Gilbert + Tobin advises TPG led consortium on acquisition of DTZ for $1.215 billion

Gilbert + Tobin is advising a consortium, comprising TPG Asia, Inc (TPG), Hong Kong investment manager PAG Asia Capital (PAG) and Canada’s Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) (together TPG and Partners) on its acquisition of DTZ, a global property services business of UGL Limited (ASX:UGL) for the $1.215 billion transaction.

13th June 2014

Gilbert + Tobin takes out Australian innovative excellence honour

Gilbert + Tobin was recognised as Most Innovative Australian Law Firm in the Financial Times Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards 2014, in Hong Kong on 12 June 2014.

3rd June 2014

Gilbert + Tobin advises Mantra Group Limited on IPO

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to be advising Mantra Group Limited (Mantra) on its initial public offering of ordinary shares (Offer).

19th May 2014

Gilbert + Tobin lawyer a winner at the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards

Daniel Yim, a lawyer from Gilbert + Tobin’s Banking + Finance Group, took home one of the awards in the Banking and Finance category at this year’s 30 Under 30 Lawyers Weekly 2014 Awards.

1st May 2014

Gilbert + Tobin advises Burson on its successful A$298 million IPO

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to be involved in the initial public offering of Burson Group Limited (Burson) which successfully listed on Thursday 24 April.

28th April 2014

Gilbert + Tobin advises Spotless Group Holdings Limited on IPO

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to be advising on the initial public offering of Spotless, a prospectus for which was lodged today.

14th April 2014

Gilbert + Tobin strengthens position in Best Lawyers 2014

Nearly 60% of Gilbert + Tobin partners have been recognised by their peers as among Australia’s leading lawyers, according to the results of the 2014 Best Lawyers Australia survey.

11th April 2014

Gilbert + Tobin advises underwriter on Bank of Queensland (BOQ) acquisition of Investec Australia’s specialist finance and leasing businesses

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to be advising Goldman Sachs as the underwriter on BOQ’s (ASX: BOQ) equity raising to fund its proposed acquisition of Investec Australia’s specialist finance and leasing businesses, valued at A$440 million.

9th April 2014

Gilbert + Tobin leads Q1 2014 M&A league tables

During the first quarter of the 2014 calendar-year, the Gilbert + Tobin’s Corporate Advisory team has led the larger end of the M&A market, working on most of Australia’s leading M&A deals. This has included advising Vitol on its A$2.9 billion acquisition of Shell’s Australian assets, Aurora Oil & Gas on its A$2.6 billion proposed acquisition by Baytex and the executive directors of Leighton Holdings Limited on the A$1.1 billion partial takeover offer to acquire by HOCHTIEF Australia Holdings Limited.

9th April 2014

Gilbert + Tobin advises Woolworths South Africa on its proposed acquisition of David Jones

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to be advising Woolworths Holdings Limited (South Africa) on its proposed acquisition of David Jones Limited (ASX: DJS) by scheme of arrangement.

4th April 2014

Gilbert + Tobin wins at the prestigious International Law Office Client Choice Awards 2014

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to announce that partners Michael Caplan and Peter Waters were the winners for the Information Technology and Telecommunications categories for Australia at the recent International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Awards 2014.

27th March 2014

Gilbert + Tobin wins Global Competition Review Award for Virgin Australia / Tiger Airways deal

Virgin Australia’s acquisition of a 60% interest in Tiger Airways Australia and its creation of the Tiger Airways Australia joint venture with Tiger Airways Holdings yesterday won the award for Merger Control Matter of the Year – Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa at the Global Competition Review’s (GCR) 4th Annual Award Ceremony in Washington, D.C., USA.

27th February 2014

Gilbert + Tobin advises Melbourne IT on its acquisition of Netregistry

Gilbert + Tobin is advising Melbourne IT (ASX: MLB) on its acquisition of Netregistry Group Limited for an enterprise value of $50.4 million.

24th February 2014

Gilbert + Tobin celebrates five wins in the BRW Client Choice Awards 2014

Gilbert + Tobin won five awards at the BRW Client Choice Awards Ceremony on 19 February 2014, including the prestigious overall award for Best Professional Service Firm (revenue $50 to $200 million). This award recognises the best professional service firm in this band across all Legal, Accounting, Engineering and Management Consulting firms in Australia.

24th February 2014

Gilbert + Tobin advises Energy Developments Limited on block trade and equity placement

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to have advised Energy Developments Limited (“EDL”) (ASX: ENE) on its A$50 million equity placement as well as in connection with the A$101 million block trade sale conducted at the same time by EDL’s largest shareholder, Greenspark (an entity associated with funds advised by Pacific Equity Partners).

24th February 2014

Gilbert + Tobin advises Aquis on its proposed acquisitions of the Cairns and Canberra Casinos

Gilbert + Tobin is advising Aquis Casino Acquisitions Pty Ltd (“Aquis”) on its proposed $270 million acquisitions of Reef Casino Trust (ASX: RCT) (“RCT”) (and associated entities) and Casino Canberra Limited (“Casino Canberra”).

24th February 2014

Gilbert + Tobin advises Vitol on agreement with Shell for major acquisition

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to be advising Vitol, the world’s largest independent energy trader, on the proposed acquisition of Shell’s Australian downstream assets, including the Geelong Refinery and 870 retail sites across the country. The parties have entered into a binding agreement in relation to the transaction, which is subject to regulatory approvals.

11th February 2014

Gilbert + Tobin advises Aurora Oil & Gas on A$2.6 billion proposed acquisition by Baytex

Gilbert + Tobin is advising Aurora Oil & Gas Limited (“Aurora”) (TSX:AEF)(ASX:AUT) on a scheme of arrangement under which it is proposed that Baytex Energy Corp (“Baytex”) (TSX:BTE)(NYSE:BTE) will acquire Aurora for A$4.10 per share, for a total equity value of A$1.84 billion (and including debt, an enterprise value of approximately A$2.6 billion).

22nd January 2014

Gilbert + Tobin partner listed on World Soccer Magazine’s People of the Year 2013

Gilbert + Tobin partner and FIFA Executive Committee Member Moya Dodd has been named on World Soccer Magazine’s People of the Year 2013 list.

20th December 2013

Gilbert + Tobin boosts IP practice with leading patent litigation partner

Leading Australian patent litigator, John Lee, will join Gilbert + Tobin’s IP practice in early 2014.

19th December 2013

Gilbert + Tobin strengthens national Energy and Resources practice

Gilbert + Tobin has appointed leading partner Justin Little who will join the firm’s Perth office in its Energy and Resources practice.

5th December 2013

Gilbert + Tobin advises China Kingho Energy Group on takeover of Carabella Resources Limited

Gilbert + Tobin is advising China Kingho Energy Group (Kingho), one of China’s largest private mining and energy companies, and its wholly owned subsidiary Wealth Mining Pty Ltd (Wealth Mining), on its takeover offer for Carabella Resources (ASX: CLR).

5th December 2013

Gilbert + Tobin advises LifeHealthCare on its $76.6 million IPO

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to have advised LifeHealthcare Group Limited (ASX: LHC) on its successful initial public offering.

4th December 2013

Gilbert + Tobin secures ACCC clearance on $1.45bn acquisition by Westpac

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) today announced that it will not oppose the proposed acquisition of certain assets of Lloyds International Pty including Capital Finance Australia Limited (CFAL) and BOS International (Australia) Limited (BOSI) (Lloyds) by Westpac Banking Corporation (Westpac).

3rd December 2013

Gilbert + Tobin advises Cover-More as issuer on its $521.2 million IPO

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to be advising Cover-More Group Ltd on its initial public offering.

28th November 2013

Gilbert + Tobin wins Best Law Firm in Australia for Women in Business

Gilbert + Tobin has been named Best Law Firm in Australia for Women in Business for the second consecutive year at Euromoney’s Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards held recently in Hong Kong.

27th November 2013

Gilbert + Tobin partner appointed to the International Council of Arbitration for Sport

Gilbert + Tobin partner and former Matilda Moya Dodd has been appointed as a member of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS).

21st November 2013

Gilbert + Tobin advises joint lead managers on Dick Smith IPO

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to be advising the joint lead managers, bookrunners and underwriters on the initial public offering of Dick Smith, the Australian electronics retailer.

20th November 2013

Gilbert + Tobin overturns “insider trading” conviction for Fysh

Gilbert + Tobin has achieved a successful outcome in the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal for former BG Group vice-president Stuart Fysh.

13th November 2013

Gilbert + Tobin attracts one of Australia’s leading litigators

Pre-eminent commercial litigator Janet Whiting will join Gilbert + Tobin to lead the firm’s litigation practice in Melbourne.

4th November 2013

Gilbert + Tobin advises Nine Entertainment Co. on IPO

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to be involved in the initial public offering of Nine Entertainment Co. (Nine) announced today.

1st November 2013

Gilbert + Tobin advises Pura Vida Energy on a landmark farmout to Freeport McMoRan

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to have advised Pura Vida Energy on the farm-out of a 52% operating interest in its Mazagan asset, offshore Morocco, to Freeport McMoRan for USD 230 million.

1st November 2013

Gilbert + Tobin strengthens Banking and Finance practice with senior appointments

Senior finance and infrastructure lawyers Tony Holland, Damian McNair and Luke Westmore will join Gilbert + Tobin in Melbourne in the firm’s national Banking and Finance practice.

1st November 2013

Gilbert + Tobin named at the prestigious Capital CFO Awards 2013

Gilbert + Tobin has won three awards at this year’s Capital Financial Review CFO Awards, held recently in Sydney.

11th October 2013

Gilbert + Tobin advises Westpac on $1.45 billion acquisition of Lloyds Banking Australian businesses

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to be advising Westpac in connection with its agreement to acquire Lloyds Banking Group’s (Lloyds) Australian asset finance business and corporate loan portfolio.

27th September 2013

Gilbert + Tobin advises Healthscope on the development of the new Gold Coast Private Hospital

Gilbert + Tobin acted as the legal advisor to Healthscope on the project financing of the Gold Coast Private Hospital. The hospital will be collocated with the new public hospital at Parklands on the Gold Coast in Queensland under agreements entered into with Queensland Health.

20th September 2013

Gilbert + Tobin takes home Legal Innovation Award

Independent corporate law firm Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to announce having won the 2013 Legal Innovation Award by LexisNexis and Janders Dean held in Sydney recently.

20th September 2013

Gilbert + Tobin catches another big wave

Gilbert + Tobin is advising US private equity funds Centerbridge and Oaktree on an agreed recapitalisation transaction involving Billabong International Limited, announced earlier today.

3rd September 2013

Gilbert + Tobin advises FRV on the successful implementation of Royalla Solar Farm

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to have advised global solar power company, FRV on the successful development and financing of the Royalla Solar Farm.

23rd August 2013

Gilbert + Tobin advises Quadrant on City Farmers investment

Gilbert + Tobin is pleased to have advised Quadrant on its successful $93 million investment in City Farmers.

21st August 2013

Gilbert + Tobin voted 2013 Gold Employer of Choice

Independent corporate law firm Gilbert + Tobin has been recognised as a Gold Employer of Choice 2013 by Australasian Legal Business (ALB) Magazine.

20th August 2013

Gilbert + Tobin achieves major victory for the recording industry

Gilbert + Tobin has achieved a major victory for the recording industry in its test case against Commercial Radio Australia (CRA), the body representing commercial radio broadcasters in Australia.

16th August 2013

Gilbert + Tobin awarded Best Firm for Women in Australasia at the 2013 Euromoney Awards

Gilbert + Tobin has won five awards at the Euromoney’s Australasia Women in Business Law Awards 2013, held in Sydney last night.

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