Achieving a truly successful outcome for a client not only requires excellent legal skills, it also demands a deep and ongoing understanding of the client’s business and commercial objectives
My work includes mergers and acquisitions, general corporate and commercial, transactional and strategic corporate advice.
Clients expect me to fill a number of roles for them including trusted commercial adviser, expert legal adviser and contributor to decision making on key issues. In order to effectively perform these roles, my approach is to gain a comprehensive understanding of the client’s business, their objectives and commercial constraints and to then maintain a close ongoing relationship with founders, senior management and major stakeholders.
Payce Consolidated — acted on its $300 million privatisation by scheme of arrangement. In addition, we have acted in their joint ventures with Japanese property development group Sekisui House on development projects with a total value in excess of $5 billion. We also acted on their joint venture of the East Village development with Mirvac Limited.
OurCrowd — acted for Israeli based crowd funding platform OurCrowd on several successful rounds of Australian equity funding and the establishment of its operational structure in Australia. We also advised on its first substantive start up investment in Australia and in relation to the establishment of its associated Our Innovation Fund.
Acquisition of the Alleasing business from CHAMP — acted for a consortium of Australian and offshore investors led by Monash Private Capital in the acquisition of the Alleasing equipment leasing business from private equity fund CHAMP for $190 million.
QIAGEN — this is a FSE/NYSE listed biotech group for whom we acted on its acquisition of ASX listed Cellestis Limited by scheme of arrangement for $355 million, and on its acquisition of the Corbett Life Science business from private interests.
General Retail — acted on 15 significant business acquisitions and disposals in the retail sector for clients ranging from ASX listed companies, management buyout teams to large private equity funds.
Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession — Recommended - Leading Corporate/M&A Lawyers (Small & Mid-Market Matters) — NSW — 2017
The Best Lawyers in Australia — Commercial Law — 2020
Banking, Finance and Insurance
Energy & Resources
Information & Technology
Property and Commercial Development
Bachelor of Commerce/Laws (Honours), University of Auckland