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        Corporate M&A and ECM

        Our Corporate team helps clients navigate through the increasingly complex environment for corporate transactions in Australia. The team provides project management for corporate transactions and advises on a range of corporate issues.

        The team is made up of highly respected, market leading individuals who are focused on delivering efficient, innovative and creative solutions to our clients. Our team has acted for a broad range of clients, and advised them on a range of complex business, legal and regulatory issues.

        We provide a range of services to ensure compliance with the Corporations Act, ASX Listing Rules and other applicable Australian laws and policy.

        Our Corporate services include:

        • Corporate mergers, acquisitions and disposals, and related due diligence and structuring issues.
        • Joint ventures, including devising ownership, management and operational structures to meet commercial and regulatory requirements.
        • 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.
        • Advising on board spills, to both shareholders and companies.
        • Corporate reconstructions, including demergers effected by way of scheme of arrangement, dividend and/or capital reduction.
        • Capital management strategies, including buy-backs and capital reductions.
        • 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.
        • Obtaining regulatory approvals, including ASX, ASIC and FIRB.
        • Australian Financial Services Licence advice, applications and compliance for licensees.

        Mark Hickey

        • Chairman (Asia Pacific)

        David Reid

        • Principal Lawyer

        Jason Lambeth

        • Principal Lawyer

        Andrew Bautovich

        • Principal Lawyer

        Matthew Hawken

        • Supervising Lawyer

        Scott Stewart

        • National Head of Property, Planning & Construction

        Philip Gleed

        • Principal Lawyer // Executive Head (Melbourne)

        Download our Foreign Investment Guide

        Australia’s foreign investment rules are regularly changing as its position as a global and APAC hub for foreign investment changes. Our short form investment guide describes the relevant legal considerations for investing in this resilient economy and stable regulatory environment.

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