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Renee Shipp

Special Counsel

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It is of the utmost importance that I give advice which is technically correct and provides a commercial and common-sense approach to solving legal problems. These objectives are at the forefront of everything I do.

Assisting clients to achieve their goals gives me great satisfaction and I consider that their success is my success. Working as part of a client’s team and building an understanding of the dynamics within which they work allows me to successfully navigate them through complex transactions.

My expertise is in corporate and commercial law, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and large scale commercial contracts. I have advised both public and private clients across a broad range of industries, but I have a particular interest in the food and beverage sector. I joined Addisons in 2004 and was appointed to Special Counsel in 2016.

Bega Cheese Limited – Acquisition of Lion Dairy & Drinks — was part of the team that advised Bega Cheese on its acquisition of the Lion Dairy & Drinks business for $534 million and played an integral role in the due diligence process of that transaction.

Bega Cheese Limited — provided general commercial advice to Bega Cheese Limited over a number of years, including advising Bega on its strategically important supply terms with farmers and compliance with the Dairy Industry Code of Conduct. Notably, advised Bega Cheese in relation to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Dairy Inquiry, which concluded in April 2018.

The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) — advised TCCC on its joint acquisition - together with its local bottler, Coca-Cola Amatil - of a 45% equity stake in the Made Group, an independent beverage manufacturer that owns popular brands Cocobella, Rokeby Farms, Impressed juices and NutrientWater in 2018. More recently, in 2021, we have also advised TCCC on the sale of this interest back to the founders of this business.

NRMA – Acquisition of Tasmanian hotel business — was part of the team advising National Roads & Motorists’ Association Limited (NRMA) on the acquisition of Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania’s (RACT) tourism portfolio of hotels and marine tourism services, including Freycinet Lodge, Cradle Mountain Hotel and Gordon River Cruises.

NRMA — provided a range of general commercial advice to NRMA, including in relation to its customer terms and conditions for its Parks & Resorts business.

Committees and memberships

Member, Australian Corporate Lawyers Association

Member, Women Lawyer's Association of NSW

Industries

Agribusiness

Dairy

FMCG

Food Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Qualifications

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) /Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Wollongong