About Us

We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

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Latest Case

Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

Latest News

2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship launches May 1, 2019

Wednesday 1 May 2019 The 2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship is now open for expressions of interest. The scholarship – named after Australia’s first barrister of Chinese background – is open to final year law students, law … Continued

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New laws for short-stay accommodation May 20, 2019

The short-stay accommodation changes to the Owners Corporations Act 2006 (Vic) (the Act) are now in force as of 1 February 2019, with Victoria following New South Wales’ lead to attempt to regulate use of … Continued

Equity Capital Markets

Our ECM team specialises in advising issuers and lead managers on their equity capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, secondary capital raisings, capital maintenance and ongoing compliance.

Equity capital markets lawyers who have a proven track record

We have a team of experienced capital markets lawyers who have a proven track record assisting issuers and lead managers / underwriters in their capital markets transactions.  Our team assists both Australian and foreign companies with their IPOs and listing on the ASX and pre-IPO and secondary capital raisings. Our team also regularly acts for lead managers and underwriters on their capital markets transactions, so we have the benefit of acting for both sides of these transactions.

Our team is well known for its commercial approach and obtaining commercial outcomes for our client.

Who we act for

We act for clients across various industries and sectors and of all sizes and stages of development. We act for issuers (both Australian and foreign), underwriters, advisers, funds, listed investment companies and listed investment trusts, whether it be assisting them with one off equity or debt capital market transactions or acting as their ongoing trusted legal adviser for corporate advisory and ASX compliance work.

Extensive expertise acting for foreign issuers and cross border transactions

We have extensive experience advising foreign companies on their IPOs and ASX listings and continue to act as trusted legal adviser for these companies following their listing.  Most of our transactions involve cross border transactions and we collaborate with reputable firms across the world to provide our clients with seamless multi-jurisdictional advice tailored for their transactions.

What we do

We assist with:

  • Pre-IPO fundraising including convertible note and seed rounds
  • IPOs and ASX listings
  • Secondary capital raisings including rights issues and placements
  • Restructuring including US flip ups, top hat and floatco structures and pre-IPO restructuring
  • Capital management including buy backs, capital reductions and dividends
  • Block trade and institutional sell downs
  • Back door listings
  • Delisting
  • Trusted legal adviser for ongoing corporate advisory and ASX listing rule compliance work

Recent transactions

Advising US tech company, Pivotal Systems Corporation, on its IPO and listing on the ASX. Advising US tech company, Revasum Inc., on its IPO of CDIs and ASX listing. Advising video technology company, Atomos Limited, on its IPO and ASX listing. Advising Australian equities investment manager, Ophir Asset Management, and Perpetual’s  The Trust Company (RE Services) Limited, on the ASX listing of the Ophir High Conviction Fund.

 

 

Our ECM team specialises in advising issuers and lead managers on their equity capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, secondary capital raisings, capital maintenance and ongoing compliance.

Equity capital markets lawyers who have a proven track record

We have a team of experienced capital markets lawyers who have a proven track record assisting issuers and lead managers / underwriters in their capital markets transactions.  Our team assists both Australian and foreign companies with their IPOs and listing on the ASX and pre-IPO and secondary capital raisings. Our team also regularly acts for lead managers and underwriters on their capital markets transactions, so we have the benefit of acting for both sides of these transactions.

Our team is well known for its commercial approach and obtaining commercial outcomes for our client.

Who we act for

We act for clients across various industries and sectors and of all sizes and stages of development. We act for issuers (both Australian and foreign), underwriters, advisers, funds, listed investment companies and listed investment trusts, whether it be assisting them with one off equity or debt capital market transactions or acting as their ongoing trusted legal adviser for corporate advisory and ASX compliance work.

Extensive expertise acting for foreign issuers and cross border transactions

We have extensive experience advising foreign companies on their IPOs and ASX listings and continue to act as trusted legal adviser for these companies following their listing.  Most of our transactions involve cross border transactions and we collaborate with reputable firms across the world to provide our clients with seamless multi-jurisdictional advice tailored for their transactions.

What we do

We assist with:

  • Pre-IPO fundraising including convertible note and seed rounds
  • IPOs and ASX listings
  • Secondary capital raisings including rights issues and placements
  • Restructuring including US flip ups, top hat and floatco structures and pre-IPO restructuring
  • Capital management including buy backs, capital reductions and dividends
  • Block trade and institutional sell downs
  • Back door listings
  • Delisting
  • Trusted legal adviser for ongoing corporate advisory and ASX listing rule compliance work

Recent transactions

Advising US tech company, Pivotal Systems Corporation, on its IPO and listing on the ASX. Advising US tech company, Revasum Inc., on its IPO of CDIs and ASX listing. Advising video technology company, Atomos Limited, on its IPO and ASX listing. Advising Australian equities investment manager, Ophir Asset Management, and Perpetual’s  The Trust Company (RE Services) Limited, on the ASX listing of the Ophir High Conviction Fund.