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Hall & Wilcox

LEVEL 11, RIALTO SOUTH TOWER, 525 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000, AUSTRALIA
Tel:
Work +61 3 9603 3555
Fax:
Fax +61 3 9670 9632
Email:
Web:
www.hallandwilcox.com.au
Hall & Wilcox, John Hutchinson, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

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John Hutchinson

Tel:
Work +61 3 9603 3468
Email:
Hall & Wilcox

Work Department

Capital markets

Position

John is head of the firm's Corporate & Commercial team. He has more than 25 years’ experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer. Having worked on deals in Australasia, Europe and the United States, John has extensive corporate and funds transactional experience. Primarily, his work has focused on property fund mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and secondary capital raisings, fund restructurings and launch of wholesale and retail syndicates and joint ventures. He has substantial experience in structuring, managing and executing offshore transactions. John has strong technical expertise in the property funds sector, having advised on real estate portfolio and corporate acquisitions, transactional activity for wholesale and retail unlisted funds and related regulatory, governance and compliance matters. With senior in-house experience through the global financial crisis, John has a unique perspective on the commercial and regulatory pressures that confront Boards and management in the Australian market.

Career

John joined Hall & Wilcox as a partner in 2013 from a top tier firm. John has been recognised in the Best Lawyers in Australia peer review in equity capital markets, funds management, investment funds, corporate/governance practice.

Languages

English

Member

Law Institute of Victoria, The Corporations Committee of the Law Council of Australia, Law Society of England & Wales

Education

MA University of Oxford (1982)


Australia

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Hall & Wilcox has a particular focus on middle-market deals; jointly led by John Hutchinson and Martin Ross, the department has been bolstered by consultant and new European desk co-head Wolfgang Babeck joining from now-defunct firm DibbsBarker, and by special counsel Jonathon Wood from Herbert Smith Freehills. Dyson instructed the team on the acquisition of Shepparton Transit, it advised Cambridge Global Payments on the Australian aspects of the sale of its global business to Fleetcor Technologies, and it assisted a financial services group with its acquisition of a real estate funds manager. Key clients include Carlton and United Breweries, Arena REIT, BMW Financial Services and Australian Unity. Christopher Brown and Oliver Jankowsky are also recommended.

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