Mergers and Acquisitions

M&A - Australia

Ranked Tier 1 by Chambers for more than a decade, we are the first port of call for major corporations when it comes to their most strategically important and complex transactions. Behind this success lies an experienced team comprised of a deep bench of partners across Australia.

Innovative thinking, significant experience in multi-jurisdictional deal coordination, and a comprehensive grasp of our client’s needs – these all sit behind the outstanding legal results delivered by our M&A practice.

We have strong sectoral experience and a track record with regulators which affords us insights into the issues that may arise during a complex transaction. The team know what to look for, and where.

Over the years we have consistently acted for a large group of the most iconic Australian brands across a range of key sectors – including financial services; energy & resources; real estate and construction;  industrials, consumer and health; telecommunications, media, entertainment and technology; and government.

"The point partners are very good at managing internal and complementary resources quite seamlessly, so big transactions manage themselves very well."

Chambers

"Their advice was detailed, sound and also extremely practical."

Chambers

Directions 2014 - the fourth edition of KWM’s annual corporate governance report which examines the current issues and challenges facing Australian directors and boards.

We have a full team specialising in this area.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

While debt from Australian banks remains the primary source of finance, investors are increasingly diversifying their capital base by incorporating mezzanine finance and debt from foreign banks.

06 July 2017

Investments in Australian real estate can be made either through a direct acquisition or indirectly by acquiring ownership of a corporate or trust structure.

06 March 2017

W&I Insurance can have significant benefits by reducing seller risks, enabling cleaner exits, narrowing the range of commercial issues and potentially expediting transactions.

02 March 2017

Recent decisions of the Panel provide valuable insights into the various factors it will consider when determining whether unacceptable circumstances arise.

24 November 2016