Michael Gajic is a partner in our Corporate Practice, with over two decades’ experience advising on domestic and cross-border takeovers, mergers, acquisitions and divestments; capital raisings; corporate restructures; and recapitalisations.

    Michael’s clients include major EPC contractors, private equity funds, global investment management firms, resources companies, and retail and eCommerce businesses, as well as a range of other private and publicly listed companies. Michael also advises both activist investors and listed companies on shareholder activism issues.

    Michael is a Chartered Company Secretary and frequently deals with key corporate regulators, including ASIC, ASX and FIRB.

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    • Advising CIMIC on:
      • Its sale of 50% of Thiess, the world’s largest mining services provider.
      • Three hostile takeover bids for ASX listed companies, including its successful bid for Sedgman, its successful bid for UGL, and its bid for Macmahon Holdings.
      • The sale of its 23% stake in ASX listed Macmahon Holdings by way of block trade.
    • Advising CIMIC and UGL on their purchase of RCR Tomlinson’s upgrade and maintenance business.
    • Advising private equity firm Pacific Equity Partners in relation to its takeover of ASX listed Zenith Energy Limited in consortium with Infrastructure Capital Group and OPTrust by scheme of arrangement.
    • Advising ASX listed CSG Limited on its takeover by Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd by scheme of arrangement.
    • Advising Coltrane Asset Management on the unconditional cash and scrip follow-on takeover by Downer EDI Service Pty Ltd of Spotless Group Holdings Limited.
    • Advising Inner Mongolia Mengniu Dairy Co in relation to its proposed acquisition of Australia’s largest dairy operator, Lion Dairy and Drinks, from Kirin.
    • Advising private equity firms Wattle Hill Capital and ROC Partners on their take-private of Australia’s largest honey producer, ASX listed Capilano Honey, by scheme of arrangement.
    • Advising NYSE listed Bemis Company, Inc. on its merger with ASX listed Amcor by way of concurrent scheme of arrangement and US merger, to create a dual-listed global leader in plastics packaging with a US$17 billion market capitalisation.
    • Advising NASDAQ listed Casa Systems on its acquisition of ASX listed Netcomm by scheme of arrangement.
    • Advising ASX listed oOh!Media on its acquisition of the Adshel out-of-home media company from ASX listed HT&E.
    • Advising FSS Agriculture, an entity owned by First State Super and managed by ROC Partners, on its take-private of Australia’s largest independent chicken farmer, ProTen, by scheme of arrangement.
    • Advising the purchaser of the iconic Australian fashion label, ASX listed OrotonGroup, on its take-private and recapitalisation by way of a DOCA following voluntary administration.
    • Advising Grays eCommerce Group on its acquisition by Eclipx Group by scheme of arrangement. This followed advising Grays on its listing on ASX in 2014 through a reverse takeover.
    • Advising Baring Private Equity Asia on its take-private of ASX listed SAI Global by scheme of arrangement.
    • Advising Steinhoff Asia Pacific on its acquisition of ASX listed furniture retailer Fantastic Holdings by way of scheme of arrangement.
    • Advising Iron Mountain Inc. on its acquisition of ASX listed Recall Holdings by way of a scheme of arrangement and the associated dual listing of Iron Mountain Inc. on ASX.
    • Advising ASX listed Vitaco Holdings on its acquisition by Shanghai Pharmaceuticals and Primavera Capital by way of a scheme of arrangement.


    • University of Technology, Sydney, LL.B., 2002
    • University of Technology, Sydney, B.Bus, 2002


    • Supreme Court of New South Wales, 2002
    • Recognised for Mergers and Acquisitions Law in Best Lawyers in Australia 2022.

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