Problem Solved

Corporate and Financial Services

Our team members have significant business, banking and management experience – they have the ability to identify the key issues early in the transaction process and help ensure we provide a compelling value proposition for our clients.

Trust and a commercial approach are essential. We take the time to understand you and your business. We project manage each transaction so you are not unnecessarily distracted from your core business operations.

Our partners hold postgraduate qualifications in corporate governance and risk management and all aspects of continuous disclosure obligations, ASX, NSX and Corporations Act compliance. This expert understanding allows us to provide practical and commercially focussed advice within tight timeframes.

We understand that our clients operate in a global market. Our partners are trusted advisors to their clients, available 24/7. Our transaction teams are partner-led, streamlined and client-focussed.

We provide decisive advice to deliver the best commercial outcomes across a broad range of sectors. Our corporate team advises listed companies, listed funds, underwriters, institutional investors and financial advisors and their clients in all transactions across the Australian capital markets.

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  • We give innovative advice on new and existing financial structures and products.

    Agribusiness, Automotive, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Digital Economy, Energy, Mining & Resources, Food, Insurance and Risk Management, Private Equity, Real Estate, Transport and Logistics
  • We structure complex capital instruments including debentures and hybrid offerings.

    Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Energy, Mining & Resources, Insurance and Risk Management, Private Equity
  • We advise on capital management strategies, including buybacks and capital reductions.

    Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Energy, Mining & Resources, Insurance and Risk Management, Private Equity
  • We conduct IPOs and subsequent offerings including rights issues and private placements.

    Accounting, Agribusiness, Automotive, Banking and Finance, Digital Economy, Energy, Mining & Resources, Insurance and Risk Management, Private Equity, Professional Services, Real Estate, Transport and Logistics
  • We represent listed clients in hostile shareholder and unitholder meetings.

    Accounting, Agribusiness, Automotive, Banking and Finance, Digital Economy, Energy, Mining & Resources, Fund Management, Insurance and Risk Management, Private Equity, Professional Services, Real Estate, Transport and Logistics
  • Strategic advice in regulatory scrutiny and investigation. We have excellent working relationships with ASIC and the ASX.

    Capital Markets, Corporate Governance
  • We work closely with investment bank advisers and management to advise on public to private transactions

    Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Government Services
  • We have acted for many listed corporations in debt and equity capital markets transactions.

    Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Fund Management, Private Equity
  • We establish and structure listed and unlisted managed funds.

    Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Fund Management, Private Equity
  • We advise foreign corporations on the establishment and regulation of their Australian operations.

    Banking and Finance, Building and Construction, Capital Markets, Private Equity, Real Estate
  • We help technology companies grow and commercialise opportunities.

    Digital Economy, Private Equity
  • We understand the business of healthcare.

    Capital Markets, Private Equity, Real Estate

Amanda Skoien is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation division in Brisbane. She has more than 10 years of broad experience representing individuals and companies in a wide range of complex contractual and financial disputes and contentious insolvency and restructuring matters. Ms Skoien has practised in Australia and in the United Kingdom across a range of industry sectors including financial services, taxation, technology and life sciences, aviation, property and construction and retail.

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Ashley Tiplady is a Partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation division, based in Queensland. He practises in corporate dispute and insolvency and is also recognised as an industry leader in complex taxation matters.

Ashley serves on the Firm’s Advisory Board.

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Caroline Snow is a Partner in the firm’s Corporate and Financial Services division in Queensland. She specialises in equity capital markets (retail and wholesale), debt capital markets (retail and wholesale), mergers and acquisitions and funds management.

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Glenn Hughes is the firm’s joint head of Corporate and Financial Services, based in Sydney.

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Special Counsel Ian Bisson is a commercial litigation solicitor with more than 20 years experience in complex litigation is a variety of industries including property, building and construction, professional negligence, agribusiness and product liability.

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Special Counsel Julian Walsh has over 20 years commercial litigation and dispute resolution experience.  He has conducted litigation throughout Australia and in the United Kingdom.  His experience includes insolvency matters, shareholder disputes, banking and finance disputes and intellectual property and information technology disputes.

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Malisa Craig is a Partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation division, based in Queensland. She has particular expertise in insolvency litigation, representing banks, secured lenders and insolvency practitioners, as well as partnership disputes and resolving dysfunctional business relationships.

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Prof Mark Aronson is based in the firm’s Sydney office and consults to all of our lawyers and clients. He is recognised at the top of the professional and by members of the judiciary as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in government and administrative law; his experience and knowledge are particularly valuable to our business clients in dealings (and disputes) with government.

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Paul McCann has garnered a reputation as one of Australia’s best commercial litigators. Paul practises in the firm’s Sydney office and has incomparable experience in business litigation.

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Sarah Bullock is a Senior Associate with significant experience across a broad range of commercial and corporate advisory matters including corporate governance and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, company secretarial and corporate and commercial advice.

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Stephen Russell is Managing Partner of Russells, a Law Society accredited expert in commercial litigation and recognised in Doyles Guide as a leading lawyer in Commercial Litigation in Queensland.

Stephen serves on the Firm’s Advisory Board.

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Special Counsel Tim Sargeant is a litigation specialist. He has experience in corporate insolvency, Commissions of Inquiry (Federal and State), entertainment law, intellectual property, telecommunications and franchise disputes.

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Virginia Waterhouse is the firm’s joint head of Corporate and Financial Services, based in Brisbane.

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Special Counsel Yuzo Araki has considerable experience in commercial litigation, dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration having practised in large national firms and inhouse for a Top 20 ASX listed company.  He also practises in all aspects of military law, including administrative inquiries, criminal and disciplinary proceedings in military tribunals and operations/public international law.

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Amanda Skoien is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Commercial Litigation division in Brisbane. She has more than 10 years of broad experience representing individuals and companies in a wide range of complex contractual and financial disputes and contentious insolvency and restructuring matters. Ms Skoien has practised in Australia and in the United Kingdom across a range of industry sectors including financial services, taxation, technology and life sciences, aviation, property and construction and retail.

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Ashley Tiplady is a Partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation division, based in Queensland. He practises in corporate dispute and insolvency and is also recognised as an industry leader in complex taxation matters.

Ashley serves on the Firm’s Advisory Board.

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Caroline Snow is a Partner in the firm’s Corporate and Financial Services division in Queensland. She specialises in equity capital markets (retail and wholesale), debt capital markets (retail and wholesale), mergers and acquisitions and funds management.

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Glenn Hughes is the firm’s joint head of Corporate and Financial Services, based in Sydney.

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Special Counsel Ian Bisson is a commercial litigation solicitor with more than 20 years experience in complex litigation is a variety of industries including property, building and construction, professional negligence, agribusiness and product liability.

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Special Counsel Julian Walsh has over 20 years commercial litigation and dispute resolution experience.  He has conducted litigation throughout Australia and in the United Kingdom.  His experience includes insolvency matters, shareholder disputes, banking and finance disputes and intellectual property and information technology disputes.

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Malisa Craig is a Partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation division, based in Queensland. She has particular expertise in insolvency litigation, representing banks, secured lenders and insolvency practitioners, as well as partnership disputes and resolving dysfunctional business relationships.

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Prof Mark Aronson is based in the firm’s Sydney office and consults to all of our lawyers and clients. He is recognised at the top of the professional and by members of the judiciary as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in government and administrative law; his experience and knowledge are particularly valuable to our business clients in dealings (and disputes) with government.

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Paul McCann has garnered a reputation as one of Australia’s best commercial litigators. Paul practises in the firm’s Sydney office and has incomparable experience in business litigation.

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Sarah Bullock is a Senior Associate with significant experience across a broad range of commercial and corporate advisory matters including corporate governance and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, company secretarial and corporate and commercial advice.

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Stephen Russell is Managing Partner of Russells, a Law Society accredited expert in commercial litigation and recognised in Doyles Guide as a leading lawyer in Commercial Litigation in Queensland.

Stephen serves on the Firm’s Advisory Board.

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Special Counsel Tim Sargeant is a litigation specialist. He has experience in corporate insolvency, Commissions of Inquiry (Federal and State), entertainment law, intellectual property, telecommunications and franchise disputes.

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Virginia Waterhouse is the firm’s joint head of Corporate and Financial Services, based in Brisbane.

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Special Counsel Yuzo Araki has considerable experience in commercial litigation, dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration having practised in large national firms and inhouse for a Top 20 ASX listed company.  He also practises in all aspects of military law, including administrative inquiries, criminal and disciplinary proceedings in military tribunals and operations/public international law.

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