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Chambers Review

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Private Equity - Australia
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Band 4
What the team is known for

As part of a global practice, the Norton Rose Fulbright team offers a correspondingly high capability for cross-jurisdictional mandates. Assists clients on substantial transactions and is particularly noted for expertise in the energy and resources, health and pharmaceutical, technology and infrastructure sectors. Also demonstrates experience in private equity matters, with extensive expertise acting for foreign private equity funds on inbound investments and domestic funds on exits through IPOs. Notable clients include Sumitomo Chemical Company, Talison Lithium and Vodafone Hutchison Australia.

Strengths

"The Norton Rose Fulbright partners we interact with," says one client, "are very expert in their respected fields and provide good and considered advice, often offering simpler and cheaper alternative solutions."

Another client emphasises the depth of Norton Rose Fulbright's resources, observing: "They have the capabilities to provide the comprehensive suite of what we require and to bring the relevant kind of expertise to where we need it; it's a one-stop shop."

Work highlights

Advised Longmoat in relation to the sale of its retained stake in Modern Star to Pacific Equity Partners in conjunction with the sale of a controlling stake by Navis Capital to Pacific Equity Partners.

Notable practitioners

John Elliott acts on high-value mergers and acquisitions for prominent international clients, bringing over three decades of experience to bear on the matters he handles from the Sydney office. He also offers expertise in the handling of private treaty transactions, scheme of arrangements spin-offs, and takeover bids and defences.

Richard Lewis is a seasoned practitioner in the private equity sphere. Based in Sydney, he is instructed by both domestic and international clients, offering substantial experience of advising on cross-border transactions.

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