Corporate / M&A - Henry Davis York

Corporate / M&A

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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.



Ben Mortimer


61 402 890 720

61 2 9947 6647


Robert Tracy


61 419 012 941

61 2 9947 6309


Edward (Ted) Nixey


61 419 688 872

61 2 9947 6738

A one-stop shop for sound advice on all our varied and often complex corporate/M&A matters

Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2014

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Our relevant experience

  • Macquarie

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

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Independent Endorsements

  • Chambers Asia-Pacific 
    2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

  • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific
    Corporate and M&A
    2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

  • IFLR 1000
    Mergers & Acquisitions
    2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012