Jason Watts

Jason Watts

Jason Watts is a partner in the Sydney office of King & Wood Mallesons where he specialises in mergers & acquisitions, focusing on public company and privately negotiated transactions and private equity. He regularly advises on general corporate law, securities law and governance issues. He is a relationship partner for a number of the firm's key clients.

Recent matters

  • Veda in its privatisation by PEP
  • CVC in its acquisition of a 75% interest in PBL's media assets
  • CSR in its $480 million accelerated rights issues
  • Westfield in its $2.9 billion placement
  • Primary Healthcare in its hostile take over of Symbion Health and subsequent divestments
  • ASX in its merger with SFE
  • Westfield in its stapling to create the Westfield Group.

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Memberships

  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • Business Law Section - Law Council of Australia.

Experience

  • 1988: Bachelor of Economics degree, University of Sydney
  • 1990: Bachelor of Laws degree, University of Sydney (First Class Honours)
  • 1992 - 1997: Solicitor, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Sydney
  • 1997 - 1999: Senior Associate, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Sydney
  • 1999 - 2002: Manager, Strategic Development - Fairfax Digital
  • 2002 - 2003: Senior Associate, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Sydney
  • 2004 - present: Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney.

Location

Legal insights

The landmark decision in TPT Patrol Pty Ltd as trustee for Amies Superannuation Fund v Myer Holdings Limited [2019] FCA 1747 was the first shareholder class action to reach judgment in Australia. The...

19 December 2019

As the holiday period approaches so too does the proposed release of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission’s (“ASIC”) draft guidance on how to implement the new product design and...

16 December 2019

Fast growing technology companies often employ a regulatory strategy of ‘asking for forgiveness, not permission’ when it comes to regulatory compliance in the hope that support from their customers...

16 December 2019

The landmark decision in TPT Patrol Pty Ltd as trustee for Amies Superannuation Fund v Myer Holdings Limited [2019] FCA 1747 was the first shareholder class action to reach judgment in Australia. The...

16 December 2019

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