Corporate/M&A - Australia
Basic facts about the department
- 11 partners
- 37 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Focuses on small- to mid-cap deals, with proven capability to handle larger matters as well. Able to call on various relevant practice area expertise from within the wider firm.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Bench strength: "A growing team with some fine people."
What's new? Tim Flahvin joined the team as a partner.
The firm entered into a merger with Herbert Geer on 31 March 2014.
Work highlights Represented Australia's largest poultry production business, Inghams, during its AUD880 million acquisition by TPG Capital, which involved numerous rival bidders, and included advising on environmental, taxation and trade practice implications.
Advised Hong Kong-based CK Life Sciences International, Australia's leading supplier of garden and turf management products, on its AUD150 million acquisition of Cheetham Salt.
Lucinda Smith heads the practice from the Sydney office.
Significant clients Cuesta Coal, John Nitschke Drilling, McPherson's, Pacific Network Global Logistics, Titan Energy Services.