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Chambers Review

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Corporate/M&A - Australia
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Band 3
What the team is known for

Allen & Overy maintains a well-established practice with a talent for handling complex cross-border transactions, integrating domestic expertise with both a substantial regional presence and the wider global network. Acts regularly for renowned multinationals and leading domestic players on multi-jurisdictional transactions and investments. Frequently acts for inbound investors into Australasia, particularly from Asia. Maintains a particularly high profile in the energy and resources, financial services and infrastructure spheres. Key clients include Asahi, Crescent Capital Partners and Mitsubishi Materials.

Notable practitioners

Aaron Kenavan, based in Sydney, brings over 20 years' experience in the international M&A space to advise both on major transactions and on broader corporate issues.

Michael Parshall handles significant M&A transactions for clients from a number of sectors, notably including those of energy and financial services. A client who found him "the most experienced and knowledgeable" lawyer of all those involved in a particular matter, adds: "Michael’s calm and fair approach to all matters immediately built trust and rapport with the teams on both sides, to a point where he became a trusted adviser to everyone involved in the project." He is based in Sydney.

Jamie Palmer focuses on private equity transactions, overseeing both acquisitions and investments, and often assisting clients on cross-border deals. Acknowledged by market sources to be a "solid, safe pair of hands" in the private equity space, he is summed up by a client as a "truly amazing, very commercial and strategic operator," set apart by his combination of "a brilliant mind with fast responses" with a flair for "making everything easy to understand."

Ranked Lawyers at
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Aaron Kenavan
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Michael Parshall
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