My practice involves working closely with both publicly listed and private companies on a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings and restructurings.
I regularly advise clients on corporate governance and compliance matters such as continuous disclosure, directors’ duties, executive remuneration, as well as general commercial law matters and contract negotiation and drafting.
Since joining Addisons in 2011, I have acted for Australian and international clients from a broad range of industries, including agriculture and agribusinesses, food and beverages and other fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), telecommunications, technology (including start-ups) and financial services.
I am also experienced in advising offshore clients in relation to establishing corporate and operational presence in Australia and investing in Australian assets. I am fluent in Mandarin (both written and spoken).
SunRice — advised Ricegrowers Limited (trading as SunRice) on its capital restructure reviews and the subsequent migration of its listing from the National Stock Exchange (NSX) to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), and the quotation of its non-voting B Class Shares on the ASX.
The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) — I was on the team that advised TCCC on its joint acquisition - together with its local bottler, Coca-Cola Amatil - of a 45% equity stake in the Made Group, which is an independent beverage manufacturer based in Melbourne that owns popular brands Cocobella, Rokeby Farms, Impressed juices and NutrientWater.
Bega Cheese — advised Bega Cheese on a series of equity and debt capital raisings. Most recently, our team advised Bega Cheese in its $202 million capital raising pursuant to a placement to institutional investors followed by a share purchase plan offer to existing shareholders.
Bega Cheese — advised Bega Cheese on its $10 million acquisition of Peanut Company of Australia, Australia’s leading supplier of peanuts, which was effected by way of an initial placement followed by a takeover bid.
Bega Cheese — acted for Bega Cheese in connection with its $460 million acquisition of Mondelez International’s Australia and New Zealand grocery and cheese business, which included the iconic Vegemite brand. This transaction also involved a successful capital raising of $122.5 million by way of a placement to institutional investors.
Corporate governance advice to ASX listed companies — advising ASX listed companies on their corporate governance practices, including in relation to continuous disclosure, securities trading, executive remuneration (including termination benefits), and directors’ duties. I also assist these clients in the formulation of corporate governance policies and procedures, and the preparation of annual corporate governance statements and reporting to the ASX.
Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours in Finance), University of Sydney
Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Sydney