Freshfields in Australia
We have dealt with Australia-related matters for many decades, so we truly understand what’s happening in the market and the issues clients are likely to face.
As well as helping our international clients acquire businesses, set up joint ventures and resolve disputes in Australia, we’ve helped Australian corporations invest and list abroad, and helped Australian banks with complex cross-border financings.
We have more than 100 lawyers who are qualified in Australia and New Zealand, and our core team of partners can advise you in any deal or dispute. We also have strong relationships with the best law firms in Australia and can turn to them for supplementary advice.
Advising Biostime on its A$1.6bn (approximately US$1.2bn) leveraged acquisition of Australian vitamins and health supplements brand, Swisse Wellness, from the founding family and members of management.
Advising BG Group, a world leader in oil and gas exploration and liquefied natural gas, on the disposal of its wholly owned subsidiary, QCLNG Pipeline, to APA Group, Australia’s largest natural gas infrastructure business, for around US$5bn.
Advising HOCHTIEF on its acquisition of Leighton Holdings, an ASX-listed construction company.
Advising Smit Lamnalco Australia on its acquisition of PB Towage (Australia) Holdings, an industry-leading harbour towage services provider in Australia, from PB Towage, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong-listed dry bulk shipping operator Pacific Basin Shipping.
Georgia Dawson Senior Partner
Matthew O'Callaghan Partner
Nicholas Lingard Partner
Nigel Gleeson Partner