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Firm profile for Global 2021

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Managing Partner: Danny Gilbert
Number of partners: 90
Number of lawyers: 419

Firm Overview:
Gilbert + Tobin is a leading Australian law firm advising clients on their most significant corporate transactions, regulatory matters and disputes. The firm provides commercial and innovative legal solutions for ASX 100 leading companies, major infrastructure and service providers as well as government and public authorities across Australia and internationally, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. An international leader in M&A, private equity, capital markets, competition and regulation, intellectual property, and technology and digital, the firm works on complex issues that define and direct the market.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Infrastructure:
12 partners, 4 special counsel, 51 fee earners
■ KKR on the financing of its A$3.2 billion acquisition of Arnott’s
■ The lender syndicate in connection with the A$3.5 billion debt facilities to fund the Snowy 2.0 pumped-hydro power station project
■ Veolia on its ground-breaking project for a new $450 million waste-to-energy facility in WA – the first of its kind in Australia
■ A syndicate of lenders to the Destination Brisbane Consortium on the $1.6 billion funding for Brisbane’s Queen’s Wharf resort development

Competition & Regulation:
7 partners, 6 special counsel, 46 fee earners
■ Anheuser-Busch InBev NV/SA (ABI) in successfully obtaining unconditional Australian merger clearance for the proposed global merger with SABMiller, the largest beer merger in history and one of the largest corporate takeovers ever (approx US$108 billion)
■ eBay in relation to acquisition of Cox Automotive online classifieds business in Australia
■ Westpac Banking Corporation as lead competition adviser, achieving unconditional clearance in their acquisition of Lloyds’ businesses in Australia, ACCC Inquiry into Residential Mortgage Pricing and Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Competition
■ Defending NSW Ports in relation to litigation commenced by ACCC alleging anticompetitive terms of long-term container terminal leases by State of NSW over Port Botany and Port Kembla
■ Ola Cabs on all regulatory aspects of its Australian expansion

Corporate Advisory:
36 partners, 5 special counsel, 122 fee earners
■ Anheuser-Busch InBev on the $16 billion sale of Carlton & United Breweries to Asahi Group – the largest M&A transaction in Australia in 2019
■ KKR on the proposed acquisition of a 55% interest in Colonial First State (CFS) with the transaction valuing CFS at $3.4 billion
■ Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan as joint lead managers of QBE Insurance’s $1.2 billion placement ■ Quadrant Private Equity on the sale of a majority stake in APM to Madison Dearborn Partners for an enterprise value of $1.6 billion
■ Infigen Energy on the $1.438 billion off market takeover battle for Infigen by UAC Energy and Iberdrola SA
■ Adore Beauty on its IPO and ASX listing
■ GrainCorp on the $3.3 billion demerger of GrainCorp’s international malting business, United Malt

Energy & Resources:
6 partners, 1 special counsel, 13 fee earners
■ Tilt Renewables on its sale of the Snowtown 2 Wind Farm, the biggest transaction of its type in Australia
■ The State of Papua New Guinea and its national petroleum company, Kumul Petroleum on negotiations with ExxonMobil (as operator) and its JV partners on the multibillion dollar development of the P’nyang gas field, including a third train alongside the existing US$19 billion PNG LNG project
■ Resource Capital Fund VII LP on its US$70 million equity investment in the Khoemacau Copper Silver Project as part of the US$650 million funding package to fund the project’s development
■ Tellus Holdings Ltd in relation to the development of the Sandy Ridge mine and waste repository project under development in Western Australia

Intellectual Property:
6 partners, 28 fee earners
■ Representing the appellant, Calidad Pty Ltd, in their successful special leave application and recent hearing at the High of Court of Australia in relation to the issue of exhaustion of patent rights for the first time in 112 years. The matter concerns the complex doctrinal issue of whether patent rights are exhausted on first sale to the market
■ Defending iconic Italian coffee brand, Lavazza, in their trade mark infringement dispute with Cantarella for the use of “Oro”, who is seeking to capitalise on its recent success (Cantarella Bros: [2014] HCA 48)
■ Acting for State Street Global Advisers (SSGA) over the use and promotion in Australia of a replica of SSGA’s iconic Fearless Girl statue that sits outside the New York Stock Exchange, and the use of SSGA’s Fearless Girl trade mark and copyright in the statue

Disputes & Investigations:
12 partners, 2 special counsel, 97 fee earners
■ Westpac in relation to separate investigations by ASIC and APRA regarding allegations of more than 23 million breaches of anti-money laundering laws and defending against class actions relating to the same allegations
■ The Commonwealth and its departments and agencies on its response to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
■ New Hope Corporation Limited and a number of its subsidiaries in proceedings against Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Pty Ltd successfully disputing claims made by WICET that New Hope has guaranteed A$155 million in debts of two of its subsidiaries pursuant to a Deed of Cross Guarantee
■ Cargill Australia Limited and Cargill Inc in a large claim for damages concerning allegations of false and misleading statements during the sale of a business
■ The State of Victoria on its engagement with the Royal Commission into Management of Police Informants

Real Estate:
4 partners, 3 special counsel, 15 fee earners
■ David Jones on the sale and leaseback of their menswear store at 299 Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne
■ Altis Property Partners on land acquisition, joint venture, co-ownership and development arrangements for a new institutional grade, industrial joint venture in Western Sydney
■ Lendlease in respect of leasing at Towers 2 and 3, International Towers, Barangaroo, Sydney
■ Elanor Investors Group (the owner of Featherdale Wildlife Park) in relation to Class 4 Civil Enforcement Proceedings in the Land and Environment Court of NSW against Sydney Zoo
■ New Pointe Investments on its first Australian acquisition of a major commercial office tower in Sydney CBD

Technology & Digital:
7 partners, 26 fee earners
■ Telstra on several mission critical projects in support of their ground breaking T22 Strategy including: completely redesigning its Consumer & Small Business contracting process and contract documents; developing tailored, purpose-built agreements for its New Ways of Working for Agile DevOps in support of Telstra’s Digitisation initiatives; and collaborating to reimagine its field services contracting arrangements for a world post-nbn rollout
■ ASX’s landmark replacement of the securities clearing and settlement system (CHESS) with a distributed ledger based system
■ Transport for NSW on its Digital Systems Program. The Program aims to transform how Sydney’s rail network is managed by replacing current signalling and train control technology with modern, integrated, intelligent systems to help improve reliability, increase capacity and lower capital and operating costs

Social Media:
Twitter:
@gtlaw
LinkedIn: Gilbert + Tobin

Global

This firm is also ranked in:

Asia-Pacific 2021 FinTech 2021

Contributions

Total 2 contributions

Law and Practice

Employment 2021 in Australia

Authors: Dianne Banks, James Pomeroy, Kaushalya Mataraaratchi, Tom Brett

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Australia

Banking & Finance: Acquisition Finance
Band 1
Banking & Finance: Corporate Finance
Band 1
Capital Markets: Debt
Band 3
Capital Markets: Equity
Band 1
Corporate/M&A
Band 1
Dispute Resolution
Band 3

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Banking & Finance: Acquisition Finance


Gail Christopher
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John Schembri
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Simon Lynch
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Banking & Finance: Corporate Finance


John Schembri
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Simon Lynch
Band 2

Capital Markets: Debt


Louise McCoach
Band 3

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Top Ranked Lawyers

Band 1
John SchembriBanking & Finance: Acquisition Finance
John SchembriBanking & Finance: Corporate Finance
Peter CookCapital Markets: Equity
Peter CookCorporate/M&A
Michael BlakistonEnergy & Natural Resources: Mining
Michael WilliamsIntellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright
Band 2
Gail ChristopherBanking & Finance: Acquisition Finance
Simon LynchBanking & Finance: Corporate Finance
Costas CondoleonCorporate/M&A
Neil PathakCorporate/M&A
Colleen PlatfordDispute Resolution
Richard HarrisDispute Resolution
Siabon SeetIntellectual Property: Trade Mark & Copyright
Band 3
Simon LynchBanking & Finance: Acquisition Finance
Louise McCoachCapital Markets: Debt
Adam D'AndretiCapital Markets: Equity
Rachael BassilCapital Markets: Equity
Craig SempleCorporate/M&A

Ranked Offices

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Australia

Melbourne
Perth

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Head Office

Level 35

Tower Two, International Towers

200 Barangaroo Avenue

Sydney

New South Wales

Australia

NSW 2000

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