Our team of transactional and commercial lawyers have the skills and experience necessary to execute wide-ranging merger, acquisition, and capital markets transactions. We achieve commercial results and outcomes through creative solutions, perseverance and best practice.

We provide a range of services to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Corporations Act and good corporate governance practices. Our team advises senior management and boards on a wide range of complex business and legal issues.

Regarded as one of the leading advisers to private equity funds, our commercially savvy corporate lawyers blend traditional corporate law skills with an understanding of the needs of private equity investors.

Our services

  • Corporate mergers, acquisitions and disposals and related due diligence, tax and structuring issues.
  • Joint ventures, including devising ownership, management and operational structures to meet commercial and regulatory requirements.
  • Structuring IPOs, placements and rights issues for companies and managed funds.
  • Complex private equity structuring and consequent investment and exit transactions, including management and leveraged buy-outs.
  • Capital management strategies, including buy-backs and capital reductions.
  • Capital markets activities including the structuring of complex capital instruments such as debenture and hybrid offerings and warrants.
  • Corporations Act and ASX Listing Rule compliance issues, including continuous disclosure, corporate governance and periodic disclosure obligations and board charter solutions for public and private companies.
  • Australian Financial Services Licence applications and compliance for licensees.
  • Company secretarial assistance to companies, including the establishment of companies, preparing minutes and resolutions for board and shareholder meetings, and undertaking statutory filings.

On the proposed acquisition of 55% stake in Colonial First State (CFS) and joint venture setup with Commonwealth Bank, valuing CFS at $3.4 billion.


On its proposed $2.5 billion acquisition of Suez’s Australian business.

L Catterton

On the sale of iconic Australian brand, RM Williams to Andrew Forrest’s private investment group Tattarang.

Pepper Money

On its IPO and ASX listing.

Australian Clinical Labs

On its IPO and ASX listing.

PowAR consortium (QIC, Future Fund, AGL)

On the $3 billion proposed acquisition of Tilt Renewables by scheme of arrangement.


Adamantem Capital

On the acquisition of the Spotless commercial laundries business from Downer and the subsequent establishment of a joint venture between Adamantem Capital and Downer.


On the demerger of Intega Group Limited from Cardno Limited pursuant to a scheme of arrangement.

Viva Energy Group

On its successful IPO and listing on the ASX - the largest IPO in Australia for four years and the largest non-government IPO in Australian corporate history.