Blair is an associate in our Corporate Practice Group. He advises clients on corporate- and commercial-related transactions, focusing on mid-market corporate advisory and mergers and acquisitions.

    He also has experience in negotiating various commercial agreements, including sale agreements, shareholder agreements, trust deeds and company constitutions, as well as coordinating due diligence enquiries, analysing and reviewing project contracts and recommending action items, and assisting with resource transactions involving mining and exploration joint ventures, tenement and mineral rights sale and purchase transactions.

    Blair acts for clients (including listed and unlisted entities, incorporated associations, insolvency professionals and individuals) in relation to corporate and commercial related instructions.

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    • Various transactional matters (business, asset and share sales/acquisitions).
    • Drafting and negotiating various commercial agreements, including sale/acquisition agreements, settlement deeds, confidentiality agreements, trust deeds, company constitutions, partnership agreements and shareholder agreements.
    • Drafting of, and variation to, various discretionary trust deeds and unit trust deeds (in both the private wealth and estate planning context, as well as a corporate context).
    • Coordination of due diligence enquiries and compilation of transaction-specific and non-transaction-specific due diligence reports.
    • Drafting and verification of prospectuses and other offer documents, including information memorandums and product disclosure statements.
    • Analysing and reviewing project contracts and recommending action items for material issues.
    • General commercial/operational regulatory advice.
    • Drafting and negotiating outsource agreements, software as a service agreements, licence agreements, deeds of agreement, distribution agreements, services agreements, offtake agreements, lease and leaseback agreements, agency agreements and referral agreements.
    • Company secretarial/corporate governance, including ASIC and ASX compliance.
    • Assisting in the preparation of primary and secondary equity capital raisings (using various forms of prospectus and offer documents).
    • Preparation of notices of meeting and advice in relation to general commercial and corporate compliance for listed and unlisted public companies.
    • Assisting with resources transactions involving mining and exploration joint ventures, tenement and mineral rights sale and purchase transactions, farm-ins and royalty agreements.
    • Incorporation and establishment of public and proprietary limited companies (including preparation of all relevant company books and registers).

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    • Acted on the share sale of Comsec TR Pty Ltd to Telio Communications Australia Pty Ltd.
    • Acted on the share and asset acquisition of the Andrews and Wallis Motor Group by IDOM Automotive Group Pty Ltd for circa AU$80 million.
    • Acted on the acquisition of Midland Brick for circa AU$86 million.
    • Acted on the share sale of Westminster Insurance Broking to Coverforce.
    • Acted for Xodus Group Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of Subsea 7) on its acquisition of Green Light Environment Pty Ltd.
    • Acted for ASX-listed Goldfields Money Limited on its AU$125 million merger with Finsure Holdings Limited.
    • Acted for ASX-listed Goldfields Money Limited in relation to the AU$27 million takeover offer made by Firstmac Holdings Limited.
    • Acted for Barrick Gold on the first solvent reconstructions in Western Australia (via a scheme of arrangement) in three of Barrick Gold’s AU$700 million+ corporate reorganisations.
    • Advising on the sale of West Australian utility contractor UrbanGrid Australia to Downer Engineering.
    • Advising BGC in relation to its acquisition of West Australian mining project supplier Diab Engineering.

    Project Financing

    • Advising Atrum Coal Limited on its non-renounceable 2018 entitlement issue.
    • Advising Pioneer Credit in relation to its AU$40 million medium term note issue book build.

    Education

    • College of Law, Diploma of Legal Practice, 2016
    • Murdoch University, Bachelor of Commerce, BCom, 2015
    • Murdoch University, Bachelor of Laws, LL.B., 2015

    Admissions

    • Australia, 2016
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