Australian Corporate Capabilities

Our Corporate Practice has extensive experience in all areas of corporate activity. We have particular strengths advising on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A), takeovers, capital markets and venture capital transactions, and we assist clients with their corporate advisory and governance requirements.


  • Full-service offering – With experienced corporate transactional lawyers supported by a fully integrated team advising in all relevant practice areas, including labour and employment, tax, competition, intellectual property and real estate, our advice is comprehensive and considers all of the angles.

  • Broad corporate life-cycle coverage – We advise on corporate activity at all stages, from startup to listing and beyond, across all transaction types. Whether you are looking to establish a successful business or take your existing operations to the next level, our team has the right combination of technical expertise and commercial approach to assist.

  • Supporting a diverse mix of clients – From ASX listed companies, multinational corporations, and private and family owned businesses, to startups, entrepreneurs, high-net-worth individuals, private equity and venture capital funds, and investors, our team works with a diverse range of clients. This means our advice is tailored for your situation and has your objectives front of mind.

  • Local connections, global reach – As part of a fully integrated network of more than 40 offices across four continents, our Australian service offering is backed by the reach and resources of a firm with of one of the world’s largest global footprints. This geographic footprint allows us to provide seamless corporate advice to our clients wherever they operate – business does not stop at borders, and neither do our services.

  • The right approach – Passionate about achieving client success through collaboration, professionalism and sustainability, we build relationships of trust through communication and delivering value to our clients. Excellent client service is at the heart of our approach.



Market Recognition

  • Regularly ranked among Law360’s “Global 20” firms, which identifies 20 global law firms involved in the biggest, most complex and most diverse array of cross-border matters
  • Recommended Corporate and M&A practice for 2023, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
  • Ranked 7th for value of M&A transactions in Australia 2022, Business News
  • Ranked 7th for value of M&A transactions in Australasia for Q1 2022, Mergermarket
  • Ranked in the top 10 law firms for AU and NZ Announced Deals by volume for Q1 2022, Bloomberg
  • Ranked 15th for AU and NZ Announced Deals by deal count for Q1 2022, Bloomberg
  • Team members recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia 2023 edition for Equity Capital Markets Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Their service is excellent, the personnel of the firm are attentive and they are extremely responsive.
Chambers Asia Pacific

Our Services

A Selection of Our Experience

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Private M&A
  • Metals Acquisition Corporation – Advising this US-based NYSE listed green-economy metals and mining business on its acquisition of Cobar Management Pty Ltd, the owner and operator of the CSA Copper Mine, from Glencore for US$1.1 billion.
  • Thiess – Advised on the sale of 50% of Thiess, the world’s largest mining services provider, from CIMIC Group Limited to Elliott Management for AU$1.5 billion.
  • ITOCHU Corporation – Advising on:
    • The incorporation and funding of a special purpose vehicle, IMEA Canada Inc., to acquire an interest in iron ore assets previously owned by ArcelorMittal operations in a deal valued at US$560 million.
    • Its acquisition of an interest in the BHP operated Western Ridge iron ore project
  • Sherwin Williams – Advising on the sale of the Wattyl paint business in Australia and New Zealand to Hempel A/S.
  • IDOM Inc. – Advising this publicly listed Japanese company on the sale of its Australian automotive operations to a consortium of managers and dealer principals in a management buyout valued north of AU$150 million.
  • YGH Australia Investments Pty Ltd (Yansteel) – Advising on its AU$130 million purchase of a 50% interest in an incorporated joint venture company in connection with the Thunderbird Mineral Sands project.
  • Go West – Advising on its AU$100 million acquisition by ASX listed SeaLink Travel Group Limited.
  • Pine Island Capital Partners – Advising on its acquisition of Meggitt Training Systems Inc., a leading supplier of integrated live fire and simulation weapons training systems for defence forces, law enforcement agencies and commercial shooting range owners.
  • Animoca Group – Advising on its acquisitions of video game developer Grease Monkey Games Limited and Be Media Group, addressing “new economy” issues such as cryptocurrency and block chain technology.
  • Tamboran Resources Limited – Advising on:
    • Its AU$60 million acquisition of Origin Energy’s 77.5% interest in three exploration permits in the Betaloo Basin through a joint venture entity.
    • Its strategic all-scrip acquisition of a junior explorer, Sweetplea Petroleum, proving Tamboran with a 100% interest in major Beetaloo Basin gas assets.
    • Its institutional placement, convertible note and share purchase plan to raise AU$71 million to accelerate development.
  • Sol Group – Advising on their AU$40 million e-commerce sale of Hamper Emporium to ASX listed Maggie Beer in the FMCG sector.
Public M&A
  • Thiess – Advising the world’s largest mining services company on its off-market takeover bid for ASX listed mining services company MACA Limited for AU $350 million.
  • Caledonia – Advising this global investment manager on its sale of an AU$600 million pre-bid stake in ASX listed Challenger Limited to a consortium of Apollo Global Management and Athene Life Re Ltd.
  • Century Australia Investments Limited – Advising their independent directors on the AU$85 million scrip acquisition by ASX-listed WAM Leaders Limited by way of a scheme of arrangement.*

* Experience gained prior to joining the firm

Capital Markets
  • Tamboran Resources Limited – Advising this ASX listed gas exploration company with a market capitalisation of AU$266 million on:
    • One of the largest successful capital raises ever undertaken by a junior gas explorer in Australia in connection with its purchase of Origin Energy’s Beetaloo Basin assets. The transaction involved raising approximately AU$195 million through a two-tranche private placement to strategic partners and US cornerstone investors and a share purchase plan.
    • Its AU$65 million IPO and listing on ASX.
    • Its AU$23 million pre-IPO raise and a recent AU$35 million private placement to renowned Texan businessman Bryan Sheffield and existing institutional investors.
  • Singular Health Group – Advising this medical software developer on its IPO and listing on the ASX with an indicative market capitalisation of approximately AU$40 million, which subsequently increased to AU$60 million based on market interest.
  • identitii Limited – Advising this fintech company on its IPO and listing on ASX with a market capitalisation of approximately AU$41 million.
  • Ausgold Limited – Advising on two tranches of capital raises, including a placement of securities to institutional and sophisticated investors, raising AU$27.85 million.
  • Janison Education Group Limited – Advising this ASX listed global education technology pioneer on its AU$15 million non-underwritten placement to sophisticated, professional and institutional investors.
  • AHP Group Limited – Advising this health and lifestyle product manufacturer on its listing on the Sydney Stock Exchange.
  • Blue Ocean Equities – Advising on its role as lead manager and underwriter of multiple pre-IPO capital raisings.
  • Sezzle Inc. – Acting for ASX-listed company in relation to its AU$86.3 million capital raising by way of a fully underwritten institutional placement and security purchase plan.
  • Bell Potter Securities Limited – Advising in its role as lead manager and underwriter for Straker Translations Limited on its AU$80 million initial public offering and listing on ASX.*

* Experience gained prior to joining the firm

Venture Capital
  • Morse Micro – Advising on its:
    • AU$170 million Series B funding round, led by Japanese chip design and manufacturing giant MegaChips Corporation and attracting investment from Blackbird Ventures, Main Sequence Ventures, Skip Capital, Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Uniseed, SpringCapital, and Malcolm and Lucy Turnbull, among others.
    • Series A investment to raise AU$23.8 million from over 23 investors from Australia and the US.
    • Series Seed to raise AU$4.5 million lead by Main Sequence Ventures (the manager of CSIRO Innovation Fund CSIRO Innovation Fund 1, LP and CSIRO Innovation Follow-on Fund.
  • – Advising on its AU$29 million maiden Series A capital raise, led by Blackbird Ventures and joined by Horizons Ventures, Skip Capital, Ramsay Health Care and Founders Fund.
  • AmazingCo Pty Ltd – Advised this Melbourne-founded experiences platform on its convertible note financing from multiple venture capital funds and high-net-worth individuals.
  • Swarmfarm Robotics Pty Ltd – Advised on:
    • It’s AU$12 million Series A financing from a number of third party investors inculding Candian agtech fund Emmertech, Tribe Global Ventures, Access Capital, Tenacous Ventures and GrainInnovate
    • It’s Series A-1 financing from a number of third party investors inclduing the Queensland Business Development Fund and venture firms Tenancious Ventures and Artesian.
  • Signostics Inc. – Advised this medical device company on its Series A investment round with global investment firm KKR to raise US$35 million.
  • Digital technology start-up – Advising on its Series Seed funding round, led by Blackbird Ventures and Square Peg Capital. The funding round also involved conversion of previously issued Simple Agreements for Future Equity (SAFEs) into Series Seed Preference Shares.
Corporate Structuring and Governance
  • Controlled Thermal Resources Limited – Advising this unlisted public Australian entity on the re-domiciliation of its corporate group to the US to position the company in the US in anticipation of its upcoming IPO on the NASDAQ.
  • Global commodities trading house – Advising on its European exit and corporate reorganisation, including operational and trading aspects as the company relocated to Singapore. This included advising on its fund establishment and trading platform.
  • Independent power producer – Advising in relation to a corporate restructure of its Australian subsidiaries in advance of a significant refinancing of its existing corporate debt facility, including structuring advice, foreign investment approval and liaising with FIRB, and drafting of transaction documents.
  • Pioneer Limited – Advising this ASX-listed lithium and boron mining company on various capital management initiatives and corporate governance matters.
  • Agriculture fund – Advising on the establishment of a AU$200 million fund in the cattle industry, including advising on the public trading trust structure.
  • Indian Ocean Capital, Lateral Capital and others – Advising on the establishment and structure of funds, advising on trust structure and investment management service agreements, and preparation of information memorandums.
  • Various entities including foreign sovereign funds – Advising on foreign investment review board issues when dealing with the Commonwealth Treasury Department.

Shareholder Disputes

  • Major shareholder of a financial services company – Acting in a number of proceedings commenced in the Australian Takeovers Panel in relation to the affairs of the company in the context of receiving multiple competing takeover bids. The proceedings involved a range of takeovers law issues, including allegations of association between shareholders, the panel’s action policy, adequacy of bid funding arrangements, bid conditions in respect of prescribed occurrences, and various alleged breaches of the Corporations Act.
  • Managing director and shareholder of a listed company – Acting for this client whose employment was terminated due to a dispute with other directors, including in relation to the resulting shareholder dispute that involved one of the directors launching a takeover offer.
The team at Squire Patton Boggs are constantly working to develop novel solutions to very complex and commercial issues
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