Sam is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Corporate Advisory Group.

    Sam uses his flexible skillset to help clients structure, negotiate and execute strategic corporate transactions. He has particular expertise in public and private M&A, private equity and equity capital markets.

    Sam was recognised by Best Lawyers for ‘Mergers and Acquisitions Law’ in 2023 and by Doyle’s as a ‘Corporate & Commercial Law Rising Star’ in 2022.

    Sam holds a Master of Laws from The University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts from Monash University.


    Sam’s experience includes advising: 

    • Sigma Healthcare on its proposed merger with Chemist Warehouse to create a leading ASX-listed wholesaler, distributor and retail pharmacy franchisor.
    • TPG on its acquisition of InvoCare for approximately $1.8 billion.
    • OZ Minerals in relation to the $9.6 billion acquisition by BHP by scheme of arrangement.
    • Alludo on its proposed acquisition of Nitro Software by concurrent scheme and takeover for $530 million.
    • Atlas Arteria on its response to IFM’s acquisition of a 19% interest (valuing the company at over $7.6 billion) and aspects of its proposed US$2 billion acquisition of Chicago Skyway and associated A$3 billion equity raising.
    • Tabcorp on the $10 billion demerger of its lotteries business, The Lottery Corporation.
    • QSuper on its participation in the $24 billion acquisition of Sydney Airport by Sydney Aviation Alliance by scheme of arrangement.
    • Various private funds including KKR, TPG, Livingbridge, Navis Capital Partners, Viburnum Funds and Baring Vostok Capital Partners in relation to corporate transactions.
    • Amcor on its US$6.8 billion merger with Bemis Company Inc and redomiciliation to Jersey with an NYSE listing via scheme of arrangement (valued at $17.7 billion).
    • Healthscope on its $4.4 billion scheme of arrangement and simultaneous takeover bid by Brookfield.
    • OZ Minerals on its $440 million acquisition of Avanco Resources by takeover bid.
    • Aconex in relation to the $1.6 billion acquisition by Oracle by scheme of arrangement.
    • Growthpoint Properties Australia on its $331 million acquisition of GPT Metro Office Fund by takeover bid.
    • Iflix, Alinta Energy and Click Energy on their dual track processes.
    • Computershare on its $835 million pro-rata accelerated renounceable entitlement offer with rights trading to fund the acquisition of assets from Wells Fargo Corporate Trustee Services.

    Sam was recognised in the areas of Corporate Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law.