Mr Andrew Lumsden > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Sydney, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Work Department

China / Corporate / Energy & Resources / Financial Services / Mergers & Acquisitions.




Andrew Lumsden cuts through the noise. First to identify the problem, then find the solution. He is known as much for his frank and practical approach as the results he achieves. An M&A, securities transactions and corporate governance specialist, he has the technical expertise to back up his track record. Andrew has a 20-year reputation for delivering high quality results in groundbreaking transactions. His experience includes significant resources, infrastructure and property transactions. He acted for Yanzhou Coal Mining Company in its $3.5 billion takeover of Felix Resources, the largest successful acquisition by a Chinese company in the Australian coal sector and one of the largest completed deals in Australia in that year. Andrew advises corporate clients in all aspects of mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance, as well as contested and negotiated takeovers and corporate and securities law matters.


Law Council of Australia Corporations Committee – Deputy Chair (Sydney) Australian Institute of Company Directors Corporations Committee – Member Financial Services Institute of Australia Member – Regulatory Compliance Group and Company Reporting Subcommittee Institute of Chartered Secretaries Fellow – Member Subject Advisory Committee Applied Corporate Governance Program University of Sydney Adjunct Faculty Member, Faculty of Law (Equity Financing).

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Corporate and M&A

Corrs Chambers Westgarth made a wave in the market with the hire of a private equity team from Minter Ellison, with Riccardo Casali, Glen Sauer and Chris Allen joining the Sydney office in mid-2021. This has expanded the firm’s domestic and international private equity capabilities, bolstering the practice with existing strong public and private M&A capabilities, particularly within the real estate sector. Practice head Sandy Mak , who continues to advise on market-leading corporate transactions for domestic and global clients alongside major private equity investments, and was recently appointed to the Takeovers Panel. Andrew Lumsden has a strong record in M&A, and also leads the firm’s China desk. Adam Foreman is noted for his work on M&A and private equity investments within the media, real estate and financial services sectors. All lawyers mentioned are in Sydney.