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Thomson Geer

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Chair: Loretta Reynolds
Managing Partner: Adrian Tembel
Number of partners: 116
Number of lawyers: 230
Languages:Afrikaans, Arabic, Bahasa, Bosnian, Cantonese, Chinese, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Malayalam, Malaysian, Maltese, Mandarin, Romanian, Russian, Polish, Serbian, Sinhalese, Spanish, Tagalog, Tamil, Urdu

Firm Overview:
Thomson Geer is a large Australian corporate law firm. The firm has more than 560 people including 116 Partners operating out of offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. By size Thomson Geer is one of the 10 largest law firms operating in Australia, and the 5th largest independent Australian law firm. The firm’s origins date back to 1885.

Main Areas of Practice:
Advertising & Marketing
Agribusiness
Banking & Finance
Biotechnology & Pharmaceutical
Capital Markets
Class Actions
Competition & Regulation
Construction & Projects
Corporate & Advisory
Education
Employment, Workplace Relations & Safety
Energy & Resources
Environment & Planning
Franchising
Funds Management & Financial Services
Gaming & Leisure
Government
Health, Aged Care & Retirement Villages
Insurance
Intellectual Property
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Media, Broadcasting & Entertainment
Mergers & Acquisitions
Property
Restructuring & Insolvency
Sports Law
Superannuation & Wealth Management
Tax
Technology
Telecommunications
Transport & Logistics

Corporate/M&A:
21 partners, 43 fee earners 
■Advised Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited on its entry into the Danish market through its €2.5 million acquisition of the company-owned stores and other assets of Domino’s Pizza Scandinavia, which entered into administration and ceased trading
■ Advised Anacacia Capital on its latest fundraising which raised $300 million
■Acted for Village Roadshow in its sale of the Wet’n’Wild water park to Spanish leisure park operator, Parques Reunidos for $40 million
Contact: David Zwi, Matthew Reynolds
Tel: +61 2 8248 3414, +61 7 3338 7922 
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Property & Development (including Construction & Infrastructure & Environment):
26 partners, 54 fee earners 
■Acted as the external legal advisor to CPB Downer EDI JV on the tender and negotiation of the design and construction contract for the Parramatta Light Rail Stage 1 Infrastructure Works project, valued at $840 million
■Advised Adelaide Airport Limited on its $165 million Airport Terminal Expansion Project.
■Acted for Chinese Mainland investor, Mr Da Xie, on the purchase of a prominent office block on Melbourne’s leafy St Kilda Boulevard from property tycoon, John Beville, for $163 million
■Advised CWP Renewables on all property related advice relating to the $250 million Crudine Ridge Wind Farm project, a 37 turbine, 135MW wind farm located near Mudgee, NSW
Contact: Andrew Kelly
Tel: +61 7 3338 7550 
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution: 
27 partners, 50 fee earners 
■Acted in proceedings brought in the Supreme Court of Queensland by the client, CMC against Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Pty Ltd (WICET) for variations and delays in which the client claimed an entitlement to payment of in excess of $12 million
■Successfully acted for Australian Super in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
Contact: Sylvia Fernandez, Harold Werksman
Tel: +61 2 8248 3499, +61 2 8248 3495
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Technology & Telecommunications:
8 partners, 16 fee earners 
■Advised Itron on an agreement with Aboitiz Power Corporation to deploy an advanced metering infrastructure network in the Phillippines, and on another contract for the deployment of a sensor (IOT) network in Singapore for Singapore Power
■Advised City of Sydney in relation to all aspects of a tender for new street furniture in Sydney and WiFi valued at approximately $100 million
Contact: Mark Feetham
Tel: +61 2 8248 5847
Email: [email protected]

Insolvency & Restructuring:
19 partners, 21 fee earners 
■Advised Bentleys Chartered Accountants in a claim by a Liquidator against alleged negligent and misleading and deceptive advice by a restructuring advisory firm about the solvency and trading on of a large allegedly insolvent corporate group, Octaviar
■Advised Bent & Cougle in relation to the administration and subsequent winding up of a high profile fashion label, Zachary the Label Pty Ltd
Contact: Peter Harrison
Tel: +61 2 9225 2533
Email: [email protected]

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 95 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Thomson Geer advises Growth Factor Group on its acquisition of Right2Drive Pty Ltd

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David Zwi, Josh Simons, Jeremy Wilkin, Helen Jin, Nicola Moldrich, Nicholas Karam, Bronwyn Thomas

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