About Bernardo

Bernardo is an experienced transactional and commercial lawyer who is dedicated to providing pragmatic and effective legal advice to enable his clients to achieve their commercial objectives. He works across a broad range of industries including technology, energy, retail, automotive, media and manufacturing.

Bernardo specialises in M&A (including acting for founders and private equity funds), shareholder and joint venture arrangements, corporate restructures and commercial trading terms.


  • Origin Energy

    Advising on Origin Energy’s acquisition of the Yarrabee Solar Farm development project and the Carisbrook Solar Farm, and advising on multiple disposals, including the sale of the Horan & Bird energy services business to Juice Capital.


    Advising on BINGO’s acquisition of United Waste Services, a recycling and waste management business based in Queensland, and on a number of proposed acquisitions.

  • NRMA

    Seconded to the NRMA legal team and advising on multiple acquisitions and general commercial arrangements for the Sixt rental car business and the NRMA Marine divisions.

  • The Growth Fund

    Advising on multiple exits for The Growth Fund, including the sale of Fuelfix (the leading provider of specialised fuel storage equipment and services in Australia) and Homyped (a leading designer and wholesaler of comfort footwear in Australia).

  • Accor Hotels

    Advising on the naming rights agreement for ‘Accor Stadium’ and Accor’s acquisition of Tribe (Australia’s first integrated modular hotel brand), as well as other commercial contracting matters.

  • Petbarn and Greencross

    Advising on Petbarn’s acquisition of several retail stores and Greencross’ acquisition of several veterinary and related businesses across Australia, as well as other commercial contracting matters and compliance advice matters, such as joint ventures, supply terms, consumer law matters, material procurement contracts and Corporations Act issues.

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