Ms Sandy Mak > Corrs Chambers Westgarth > Sydney, Australia > Lawyer Profile

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Work Department

Capital Markets / Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions.




Sandy is our head of corporate. She is a lawyer with few borders. Her career has focused on international corporate transactions, specialising in public and private mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions.

Sandy has spent a significant part of her career practising at a top magic circle firm in London and Hong Kong and at two global investment banks and has advised on numerous cross border transactions, including in India and China.

She has a strong background in regulated M&A, including schemes of arrangement, takeovers and dual-listed company structures. Sandy also advises on private M&A transactions, equity raisings, corporate restructures, buy-backs, ASIC and ASX regulatory work, foreign investment regulations and general corporate and commercial transactions.


Sydney University Law School Lecturer – Corporate and Securities Regulation (Takeovers and Schemes) Halsburys Laws of Australia – Takeovers and Acquisitions, Fundraising for Securities – Editor Corrs Chambers Westgarth Diversity Council Chair and Executive Leadership Team – Member.

Lawyer Rankings

Australia > Capital markets

The capital markets group at Corrs Chambers Westgarth crafts a personalised service to advise major national and international investors and financial institutions, corporates and other issuers and underwriters on a wide spectrum of matters. In the Sydney office, Sandy Mak, who leads the corporate group and the equity capital markets team, assists clients with solid pro-rata accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offers, block trades and sales. The equity team is supported by Christian Owen and Russell Philip in Perth. In Melbourne, Brad Robinson leads the debt capital markets team, helping clients with various financing packages, secured bonds and debt restructurings; he also heads up the securitisation team, which assists clients with suitable securitisation programmes.

Australia > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Sandy MakCorrs Chambers Westgarth

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.