Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions

Our Corporate / M&A team is proud to act for an impressive list of long-standing clients including international corporates, Australian listed entities, high profile government agencies, large private entities, institutional and private equity investors and high net worth individuals.

Our lawyers combine excellent technical expertise with experience and in-depth knowledge of our clients and industry sectors to help our clients successfully achieve their strategic and commercial objectives.

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Commercial overlay and understanding with an ability to provide practical advice in a commercial sense, helping us to ask the questions we need to ask to get the answers we need.

Our Top Independent Endorsements

Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific
  • Corporate/M&A
  • 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
  • Corporate and M&A
  • 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
IFLR 1000
  • IFLR 1000
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Our Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions Experience

Baiada Poultry

Acted for Baiada Poultry on its $77m sale of poultry processing business BPL Melbourne Pty Ltd to the ASX-listed Ridley Corporation Limited. HDY prepared and negotiated business sale and property sale contacts, supported on seller disclosure material and collateral supply agreements.

Global Aviation Asset Management (GAAM)

Lead legal adviser for GAAM in connection with the US$1.4bn cross-border sale of its international aviation leasing business to US listed entity Fly Leasing.  The GAAM portfolio consisted of 49 aircraft, which were on lease to 23 airlines in 15 countries and the transaction was completed with all of the group's global financial facilities remaining in place.


Advised Macquarie in respect of the acquisition of substantial residential mortgage loan portfolios, including all aspects of structuring, negotiating and documenting the complex acquisition structure and ongoing servicing arrangements.

Receivers of ABC Learning Centres

Advised the receivers and managers of ABC Learning, one of the largest and most complex receiverships in Australian corporate history, on the sale of over 1,000 childcare centres in Australia.

Sydney Trains and RailCorp

Advised Sydney Trains and RailCorp in relation to the sale of the Bathurst Rail Fabrication Centre to VAE Railway Systems, including assisting in preparing the RFP, RFT, business sale agreement, long term supply agreement, land sale documentation and transition services agreement.