Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Independent practice with a high cross-border capability, frequently selected to represent multinational clients on significant transactions, especially inbound foreign investments, and particularly well equipped to tackle China-related mandates. Acts for domestic and international private equity firms and investee companies on complex transactions and exits. Noted for its familiarity with such heavily regulated sectors as mining, life sciences and TMT. Prominently active in the hostile takeover sphere and in the representation of alternative capital providers, and praised for maintaining high levels of client service.

Strengths The team wins praise for its proactive approach, a client commenting: "Corrs Chambers Westgarth demonstrates their knowledge of the needs of the client by pre-empting workflows and answering issues before they arise."

Another client cites the team's "great technical ability," also stating: "You know you will get the right legal answer, but also a commercially sensible one."

Work highlights Acted for Vodafone with regard to the merger between Vodafone Hutchison Australia and TPG.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Lumsden
acts for both domestic and international clients in relation to significant corporate transactions.

Sandy Mak
combines high-level M&A and corporate expertise with an active practice advising major private equity firms and portfolio companies. A client comments: "She has good technical experience and provides timely and practical advice."