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McCullough Robertson

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Reece Walker

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McCullough Robertson

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Reece is a leading capital markets lawyer and has extensive transactional experience in public and private capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions, and restructures.  Reece’s broad experience includes applying his knowledge of the Corporations Act and ASX Listing Rules, as well as advising on governance, stakeholder management, employee share and option plans, and general commercial issues.

Reece has been consecutively rated as a leading capital markets lawyer by Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2009/2010, and 2010/2011), and was rated for his ‘experience, expertise and proactivity’ in 2012/13 and mentioned as an ‘outstanding lawyer’’ in the 2013/14 edition.

He has been cited as providing ‘high quality advice, and being committed to the client’s needs’.   He was ranked again in the 2015/2016 edition for both the ‘Capital Markets’ and ‘Corporate M&A’ categories.

Reece is highlighted  in ‘Leading Corporate & Commercial Lawyers – Brisbane’, Doyles Guide 2016 and is listed in the ‘Corporate Law’ category in Best Lawyers Australia 2017 and 2018.

His work has covered the life sciences, technology, telecommunications, travel, food and agribusiness, engineering and resources sectors. His clients include multinational corporations, ASX listed companies and early-stage companies with high growth potential.


Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australiasia
Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
Director of Startup Catalyst
Member of Transparency International
Member of Queensland Law Society
Past Director of Ausenco Foundation
Past Director of Deaf Services Queensland


Bachelor of Laws - Queensland University of Technology
Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment - Corporate Finance Stream, Securities Institute of Australia


Capital markets

Within: Capital markets

McCullough Robertson handles ECM transactions with notable expertise in primary and secondary raisings in the small to mid-cap sector, particularly in the resources, industrial, life sciences, travel, technology and start-up fields. The primarily Brisbane-based group includes Derek Pocock, Reece Walker, Jim Peterson and Diana Lohrisch with group head Adrian Smith and Ben Mortimer practising out of the firm's Sydney office. Walker recently led advice to Wagners on its ASX listing and related restructuring, Pocock acted for State Gas on its IPO, and also assisted Megaport with its A$28m private placement and institutional placement to aid with the expansion of the group's international platform. Metro Mining, Oventus Medical and KGL Resources are also clients.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

McCullough Robertson’s practice, headed by Damien Clarke, maintains its strong presence in Queensland but has significantly sharpened the profile of its Sydney offering, where Adrian Smith increasingly attracts cross-border work, frequently referred form overseas firms. In a recent cross-border matter Smith advised the majority shareholders on the sale of Krispy Kreme Australia and New Zealand to its US licensor, Krispy Kreme Doughnut. The Sydney team has been further bolstered by now-defunct firm Henry Davis York’s former practice co-head Ben Mortimer and his team. Advising small to mid-cap public and private transactions in the resources, technology, media and agribusiness sectors are the team’s strengths, but the 14-partner practice increasingly acts for financial services clients. In a recent example, Mortimer assisted Westpac with its further investment in fintech mortgage broking company Uno Home Loans. Reece Walker and Jim Peterson advised Viralytics on its acquisition by Merck & Co, a transaction that represents the greatest sum ever offered for a local drug developer in the history of Australian biotech.

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