Gilbert + Tobin

International & Cross-Border Capabilities Department

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What the team is known for Its combination of renowned expertise in M&A and competition law, acquisition finance and equity capital markets makes Gilbert + Tobin a go-to independent Australian firm for international private equity clients and multinational businesses. It maintains strong relationships with top-tier firms headquartered in the USA and the UK to co-ordinate inbound and outbound cross-border transactions, and the firm's Perth office houses leading Africa-focused expertise for clients in the mining sector.

Gilbert + Tobin is regarded across the market as a leading choice for public and private M&A, including for international private equity clients. Its financing and capital markets practices are similarly sought after by Australian and foreign banks for the cross-border financing of international deals.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's ability to assimilate cultural differences and deliver what their international clients need: "They're user-friendly: they're not high maintenance and they get the job done. We have a few characters in our country, and they took instructions and got the job done without getting rattled."

Clients additionally cite the partners' ability to "work very well with our teams locally and internationally," and interviewees also note the firm's success in establishing itself as a target for international referrals: "They get some good instructions from bondholders because they're domestic and untied and they've built up relationships with foreign law firms."