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Johnson Winter & Slattery
LEVEL 25
20 BOND STREET
SYDNEY NSW 2000
Australia

Dispute resolution: class actions Tier 2

Johnson Winter & Slattery is praised for being ‘knowledgeable about class actions and litigation funding’. Indeed, the group prides itself on the strength of its relationships with litigation funders and acts for the Association of Litigation Funders of Australia; it utilises this strength in acting for clients affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Further, the team specialises in corporate and commercial class action litigation, and is equally well-versed in acting on the side of plaintiffs and defendants. The dispute resolution department is spearheaded by Paul Buitendag  (Melbourne) and Paul Reidy (Sydney). Frances Dreyer has extensive experience in the financial products and securities space. Robert Johnston is noted for his longstanding class action experience in the Supreme and Federal Courts.

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Testimonials

JWS has strong and knowledgeable resources but itsstand out is its entrepreneurial spirit and its think-outside-the-box litigation strategy.

Cost-effective, client-friendly, and knowledgeable about class actions and litigation funding and funders.

Frances Dreyer goes above and beyond in servicing her clients. She is smart, thoughtful, pragmatic and commercial.

Commercial, incredibly hardworking, with sophisticated understanding of risk and reward. And although it sounds simple, I enjoy working with them – they are personable and good strategic partners to have.

I would single out Paul Reidy as the head of the team – a class act, smart, personable, unbelievably hardworking. Although not in that team, Paul Buitendag deserves a mention too – he shares the same attributes.

Key clients

Jones Asififi-Otchere

Evolution Precast Concrete

Former Director/ RCR Tomlinson

Mr and Mrs Mastoris

Edward Poljak

Administrators of Quintis and Lloyds of London insurers

Merivale Group

3M

Aurora Travel Pty

Harbour Litigation Funding

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

Johnson Winter & Slattery fields 'an extraordinary team of highly capable partners and junior associates'. It is widely known for its strength in handling corporate and commercial disputes, as well as for acting on both sides of high-profile class actions; Sydney-based practice head Paul Reidy stands out in this space. Department co-head Paul Buitendag (Melbourne) is also noted for his strong relationships with litigation funders. The group’s client roster includes large corporations and government bodies, for which it handles work in sectors such as technology, renewable energy and resources, infrastructure, construction, and financial services, among others. Avendra Singh joined from Squire Patton Boggs, thereby expanding the team's ability to act on property-related disputes.

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JWS has an extraordinary team of highly capable partners and junior associates. It is unique insofar as every practitioner in the litigation department is incredibly able. They have strengths in the class action field and in general litigation. They are extremely client-orientated.

Paul Reidy, Andreas Piesiewicz and Frances Dreyer are recommended. Each of these lawyers has incredible attention to detail and a keen sense of effective litigation strategy. Frances Dreyer in particular displays an astounding mastery of complex subject matters, such as expert evidence.

Very hardworking, committed to the client’s interests, intelligent and experienced.

Paul Reidy is a good leader, a highly experienced and good strategic thinker, and is easy to work with. Andreas Piesiewicz is excellent in legal analysis and strategy; he is very calm and focused.

Robert Johnston is the epitome of a professional. He is confident, intelligent, articulate, and provides the client with absolute confidence in his strategy and abilities. He has a unique ability to simplify the complex and map out the litigation strategy with clarity.

The team brings an admirable combination of experience, enthusiasm, deep knowledge of both the law and the technicalities of high-level litigation, excellent communication skills, and sound judgement.

Avendra Singh is one of the most competent litigation lawyers I have come across. He has vast experience and, while possessing great technical competence and legal knowledge, he provides superb strategic advice, including that which the client might not wish to hear. If he thinks that the prospects of success in any matter are low, he says so and works to find a satisfactory compromise solution.

Mark Easton is a smart and seasoned litigator; he develops a deep understanding of highly technical matters in issue. Mark sees the big picture, whilst being across the minutiae. We have confidence in case strategy and matter management when Mark is at the helm.

Key clients

Rio Tinto

Kingdom of Spain

Unilever

Jetstar Airways

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Pty

Australian Labor Party / Country Labor Party

Australian Securities & Investments Commission

Administrators of Quintis / Lloyds of London insurers

Ramsay Health Care Australia Pty

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

VISA Global Logistics Pty

Australian Pacific LNG Pty

WSP Australia Pty

Civil and Allied Technical Construction

Energy (transactions and regulatory) Tier 2

Johnson Winter & Slattery has bolstered its energy practice, already a strong focus for the firm, with the arrival of highly-respected transactional partners Bruce Adkins and Stuart Claque from Corrs Chambers Westgarth, a significant boost to the Brisbane office. A full-service offering includes transactional advice, regulatory support, and planning matters for major domestic and international clients engaged in upstream and downstream oil & gas, electricity, and renewable energy projects. Jee-Seon Lee leads the team from Perth, and has great experience in the Western Australia gas and electricity sector, encompassing power station developments, transactions, and regulation. Melbourne's Peter Rose is an experienced transactional counsel who also offers regulatory and planning expertise. Adelaide-based Christopher Beame made partner in 2020 and specialises in regulatory advice to both the business and regulatory side.

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The firm offers deep energy industry experience and a considerable amount of local market knowledge. They have demonstrated to me that they can draw on specialists from within their organisation at short notice when required for specific issues (e.g. project financing, insurance, etc). JWS is responsive and adaptable to client requirements. Their legal advice is never given in isolation of commercial and client necessities. JWS communicate the risks of various approaches well.

I am always comfortable that the drafting will be competent, the turn-around times will be reasonable and the legal advice will be considerate of our commercial and strategic needs.

Extremely practical and client-focused advice.

Calm, professional and focused on delivering the client’s goals.

Key clients

3D Oil

State of South Australia

Silver Lake Resources

NewGen Kwinana Partnership

Infrastructure Capital Group

GB Energy Holdings

Beach Energy

Cooper Energy

AGIG

Origin Energy

Alinta Energy

ATCO Australia

SEA Gas Pipelines

Jemena

AEMO

Gas Markets Reform Group

SA Power Networks

Total E&P

Power & Water Corporation

Western Power Corporation

Media and entertainment Tier 2

Johnson Winter & Slattery’s media and entertainment practice is fronted by Sydney-based Kevin Lynch, a lawyer vastly experienced in brand protection, defamation, broadcast regulation, contractual affairs, and IP matters, handling contentious and non-contentious mandates alike. His team is active across a broad range of industries, counting magazine broadcasters, magazine publishers, newspapers, and film companies among its client list. A notable distinguisher for the department is its 24-hour email and phone availability for pre-publication advice.

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‘We have a longstanding relationship with JWS of over 9 years and they are a premier media law firm in relation to pre-publication, defamation, contempt, and media technology.’

‘They deliver high-quality service. Kevin Lynch is a very experienced, practical, commercial in approach, and cost-effective. He is a great communicator with editorial staff. Kevin advises on complex issues relating to search engine liability in respect of defamation law and was instrumental in the settlement of a long-running litigation matter.’

 

Key clients

Seven Network (Operations) Ltd

Bauer Media Group

Verizon Inc

Yahoo! Inc.

Verizon Media Australia Pty Limited

Microsoft Australia Pty Limited

Microsoft Corporation

Australian National University (defamation)

Endemol Shine Australia Pty Ltd

TheHuffingtonPost Holdings LLC

The Wine Group LLC (US)

3M Australia

Tax Tier 2

Johnson Winter & Slattery stands out for its impressive client base of major Australian and multinational corporate groups, and in particular for its expertise in handling tax aspects of cross-border mergers and acquisitions. The practice is known for its capabilities across the spectrum of tax law, including international tax, income tax and capital gains tax, GST, payroll tax and stamp duty. Equally notable is the department's end-to-end experience in tax disputes. Practice head Stewart Grieve in Melbourne has a specialist focus on tax audits and disputes. Other key team members include the Sydney-based Prashanth Kainthaje, an expert in international tax (inbound and outbound) and private equity, and the veteran practitioner Richard Gelski.  In major team news, former practice head Reynah Tang departed for the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal in June 2019 and Kathryn Bertram promoted to partner in June 2020.

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‘JWS provides high quality services, particularly since the firm has a low partner to staff ratio. JWS has a particular strength in cross-border tax advice.’

‘Prashanth Kainthaje is in my view one of Australia’s leading cross-border tax practitioners.’

‘Whilst JWS is viewed as a boutique legal practice they are very client-focused and have commercially driven lawyers who have our interests at heart.’

‘JWS provides a dedicated team and a personalized service in addressing our tax controversy and transfer pricing issues with the ATO. The JWS team provides a better fact based approach to addressing tax issues rather than a more confrontational approach taken by members of the Big 4.’

‘Richard Gelski provides an on call sounding board for both my local Tax team and the needs of our Globally based Tax Planning team. Richard provides a better mix of sound commercial and practical advice, rather than the theoretical and non-committing advice from members of the Big 4.’

Key clients

Microsoft Corporation

Ab InBev / SABMiller / Carlton United Breweries

McDonald’s Australia Limited

South Australian Government (Crown Solicitor’s Office)

Coulson Aircrane Limited

Blackmores Limited

Cooper Energy Limited

Battery Ventures

Quanta Services

Institutional Venture Management XVI (IVP) and OpenView

Strike Energy

Real Energy

Banking and finance Tier 3

Traditionally known for its expertise acting for sponsors and borrowers, Johnson Winter & Slattery has recently grown its practice in cross-border transactions advising international credit funds and investment banks. The team is particularly strong in Queensland. Team co-head David Beckett in Brisbane has a strong client base of private equity clients and has recently been active in the corporate finance space, while fellow co-head Joseph Scarcella in Sydney operates largely in restructuring and insolvency. In team news, debt finance expert Jim Hunwick departed for Pinsent Masons LLP in November 2019.

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The decision to not act for financiers and only for private clients has been a wise one. No matter the bank, there is never a conflict situation whereby I can’t have my chosen lawyer.

Craig Wappett is a senior practitioner, who used to act for the lenders. He’s very experienced and respected in the profession, which assists when negotiating with the Bank’s lawyers.

Key clients

Infrastructure Capital Group

Adelaide Brighton Limited and subsidiaries (ABL)

AP Eagers

Crescent Capital Group

Competition and trade Tier 3

Led out of Sydney by Aldo Nicotra and Sar Katdare, Johnson Winter & Slattery’s competition and antitrust team ‘consistently delivers accurate advice’ across a wide-ranging scope of competition, regulatory and consumer law issues. The practice is particularly active in merger control matters and high-profile ACCC investigations. Further, the group is noted for its ability to handle referrals from Germany and Belgium due to the expertise of Melbourne-based special counsel Wolfgang Hellmann. Also based in Melbourne, Tom Jarvis is a standout practitioner in the contentious competition arena. The group expanded its offering in the investigations realm with the appointment of special counsel Andrew Willekes from Norton Rose Fulbright.

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‘We deal almost exclusively with one contact, Sar Katdare, who has built up a good understanding of our business and combines it with his exceptional understanding of not only the law but the principles and economic context which drive so much of the regulatory framework we operate within. Sar is always available and provides prompt advice.’

‘The JWS team consistently delivers accurate advice and support to its clients, which has been particularly valuable during the uncertainty of the current pandemic. A real depth of industry knowledge means they act as a genuine extension of our in-house team.’

‘Aldo Nicotra has been a key adviser for many years, with a wealth of industry experience and expertise. Despite a significant practice, he always makes himself available at short notice and offers insightful, practical advice on business-critical matters.’

Key clients

Unilever Group

Prysmian Group

The Walt Disney (Australia) Company

A2 Milk Company

Spotify

PepsiCo Inc

Bauer Media

Ramsay Health Care

3M Australia

Qantas / Jetstar

Boehringer Ingelheim

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Corporate-focused firm Johnson Winter & Slattery acts for a combination of major Australian corporates, multinationals, private equity houses, and venture capital investors, as well as regularly collaborating with US firms on inbound investment into Australia. The firm takes a partner-led approach to acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, and takeovers, with expertise in a number of industry sectors such as retail, energy, and logistics. Jeremy Davis and James Rozsa (who is dual-qualified in the US) head up the firm’s M&A and private equity offerings respectively, with both recognisedfor their regular role in complex cross-border transactions. Damian Reichel advises on large-scale corporate transactions, restructurings, and corporate governance issues.

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The Corporate team at JWS acts as an extension of my in-house team. They truly act in partnership with us to achieve the best outcome on corporate matters. The partners I work with add a significant amount of value, including by coming up with unique solutions and negotiation strategies.’

Sophia Bobeff and Jeremy Davis are exceptional corporate lawyers who take a significant amount of interest in our business in order to tailor their advice. They consistently add value by identifying critical issues that could impact us and partner with us to make sound legal decisions. I would recommend them highly to my peers.

Key clients

M&A Matters

AB InBev/ Carlton & United Breweries

Infrastructure Capital Group

Lineage Logistics

Gazal Corporation

Innovative Water Care Global Corporation/Platinum Equity, LLC

Natixis

Brookfield Infrastructure Group

Unilever

Flight Centre Travel Group

Private Equity Matters

Archer Capital

Potentia Capital

Coast2Coast

AccelKKR

L Catterton

The Raine Company

Laybuy Holdings

Labour and employment Tier 3

Johnson Winter & Slattery is known for its focus on certain key areas in contentious employment law, including sexual harassment and whistleblowing claims, post-employment restraint of trade obligations, and high-profile employment class actions. On the advisory side, the team is experienced in areas, such as industrial relations, especially for major change projects and enterprise agreements, and acting for private equity companies in post-acquisition organisational restructures. Sector strengths include media, transport, education, energy and resources, information technology, retail, financial services, health and aged care sectors. The team is jointly headed up by Jan Dransfield and litigator Ruveni Kelleher in Sydney, and Lucienne Mummé in Melbourne.

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The team is big enough to have real depth of experience and expertise but not so big that it feels siloed to work with.

Jan Dransfield is approachable, practical and thoughtful in her advice. She always sees the bigger picture and her strategic thinking and problem solving is exceptional.

Lucienne and the team provide commercial, practical solutions to complex problems. They go beyond the legal solution to understand the business needs.

 

Key clients

A2 Milk Company

AB inBev

AMP Services Ltd

Archer Capital

Bendigo & Adelaide Bank

Blackmores

Boehringer Ingelheim Pty Ltd

Brookfield Infrastructure

BSA Limited

Merivale

Microsoft

Newell Group (including Sunbeam)

Origin Energy

PepsiCo

PwC

Qantas Airways Limited

Ralph Lauren

Seven West Media Limited/Seven Network (Operations) Ltd

Southern Cross Austereo

St Vincents Health Australia (SVHA)

Swissport Pty Ltd

Teva Pharmaceuticals Inc and Teva Pharma Australia

Unilever

Yahoo! Inc/Yahoo!7

Natural resources (transactions and regulatory) Tier 3

Johnson Winter & Slattery has bolstered its resources practice, already a strong focus for the firm, with the arrival of highly-respected transactional partners Bruce Adkins and Stuart Claque, a significant boost to the Brisbane office. A full-service offering includes transactional advice, regulatory support, and planning matters for major domestic and international clients engaged in large-scale mining and minerals projects. Jee-Seon Lee leads the team from Perth, and has great experience in the Western Australia mining construction and procurement sectors. Melbourne's Peter Rose is an experienced transactional counsel who also offers regulatory and planning expertise. Adelaide-based Christopher Beame made partner in 2020, and specialises in regulatory advice to both the business and regulatory side.

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Extremely knowledgeable and thorough in their implementation of numerous project financings for our group in a highly complicated area involving multiple international banks and excellent knowledge of the technicalities of international project financings and with a focus on client outcomes and deadlines.

Bruce Adkins and Stuart Claque have extensive industry knowledge and are leaders in the Energy & Resources space. They bring a unique mix of technical legal skill and commercial acumen. I have always found them to be highly responsive, proactive, practical, reliable and a pleasure to deal with. They are also very highly regarded in the industry, both by legal practitioners and clients alike, which greatly assists in the efficient negotiation and execution of transactions.

Ability and desire to assist the smaller players around town, with an appetite to form long-lasting relationships.’

Particular resources industry knowledge, ability to look at issues from a high level and to deep dive into the granular risks facing developers/operators.

Key clients

Base Resources

Macmahon Holdings

MACH Energy Australia

Project proponent for CopperString 2.0 Project.

Coking Coal One

HLB Man Judd

Novo Resources

Queensland Competition Authority

South32

GFG Alliance Group

Silver Lake Resources

Sandfire Resources

Northern Minerals

Linc Energy

Stanmore Coal

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Johnson Winter & Slattery's restructuring and insolvency practice fields a team of lawyers capable of handling the full range of work in this area for both debtors and insolvency practitioners. In a key lateral hire this year, Peter Smith joined in March 2020 from Herbert Smith Freehills, having previously headed up the team there, and significantly bolstered the firm's Brisbane offering. Sydney-based practice head Joseph Scarcella is a respected litigator, while David Proudman lends deep experience in non-contentious insolvency and business reconstruction.

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Speedy focused advice and flexibility.

They are all people of character and integrity; they perform at the highest level consistently; they look out for the interests of their client and they are supportive of each other.

David Proudman brings an astute commercial brain to resolving legal disputes. Despite acting for a number of clients, he is always available and is always up-to-date on every issue.

Sam Johnson is across the detail, the law, and the practicalities of delivery. Nothing is missed; the detail is immaculate. What makes Sam different from his competitors is his diligence, plain common sense, and acuity.

The Restructuring team are across all the big issues facing their clients. They are proactive in matters and make sure no stone is left unturned.

Paul Buitendag stands out because he is so passionate about the work he does and how he can improve your situation. He is always alert to finding opportunities to work together on.

Key clients

Nic Raja of Roger and Carson, Vincent Pirina and Ian Niccol of Aston Chase Group

William O’Dwyer (director of the Ralan Group of Companies)

Said Jahani and Shaun McKinnnon, Grant Thornton and then subsequently, Robert Hutson and Scott Langdon, KordaMentha

PricewaterhouseCoopers as liquidators of Gunns Limited

Angas Securities Limited

Administrators (and now liquidators) of Botanic Homes Pty Ltd (in liquidation

David Lombe as liquidator of Babcock & Brown Limited

Crescent Capital Partners

Brookfield

PwC – Liquefied Natural Gas Limited

Petrus Helberg

Rahul Goyal and Jenny Nettleton (KordaMentha) in their capacity as liquidators of Maria’s Farm Veggies

Financial services regulatory Tier 4

Johnson Winter & Slattery is highlighted for combining 'robust knowledge and skill' with 'a personalised service'. Its expertise spans all aspects of financial services regulations and the regulatory regimes relevant to funds/superannuation funds. Austin Bell is active on the Financial Services Council and other bodies that consider regulatory reforms, in addition to guiding clients through regulatory regimes. Simon Haddy, who joined as a partner from Herbert Smith Freehills in 2019, advises corporates on the regulatory aspects of their transactions, and Tom Jarvis (in Melbourne) has acted for ASIC in high- profile cases.

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Strong technical proficiency in all aspects of funds management law and regulation. Efficient service and very good turn around times. Costs are very reasonable when compared to peers.’

‘Robust knowledge and skill in the application for what is seemingly codified yet open to significant interpretation.’

‘Personalised service; focus on efficient use of time and resources to deliver a quality legal service without fuss.’

‘Collaborative, clear in their advice, focused on achieving a good outcome for our business efficiently.’

‘Austin Bell is very approachable and always prepared to help.’

‘Simon Haddy has superior skill at uncovering the underlying issues or risks whilst maintaining fabulous interpersonal skills that can be lacking across the profession.’

Key clients

Utilities Trust of Australia

Lighthouse Infrastructure

ASIC

Amundi Asset Management Australia Limited

Denning Asia

AMP Financial Planning Association Limited

IT and telecoms Tier 4

Johnson Winter & Slattery advises a wide range of corporate and tech-focused clients on procurement, outsourcing, and regulatory matters, with a partner-focused approach to contract negotiation and documentation. The practice acts for both suppliers and customers, and has productive long-term relationships with Microsoft and Origin Energy. The practice is led from Sydney by Christine Ecob, who regularly advises in complex multi-party negotiations for a broad range of transactions and projects, and Ravi de Fonseka, who offers broad experience across domestic and cross-border commercial tech matters.

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Atomist Inc.

Microsoft

Origin Energy

JMI Equity

Accel-KKR

Potentia Capital

RateSetter

South Australian Government

Brookfield

Okta Inc

Australian Gas Infrastructure Group, including Multinet Gas

ResMed

Australian Energy Market Commission

Alinta Energy

Spotify

A2 Milk

White-collar crime Tier 4

Johnson Winter & Slattery handles all aspects of white-collar crime, internal and external investigations, and its expertise extends to cross-border criminal matters, extraditions, and trade sanctions cases. The firm is equally well regarded for its approach to client relationships; one client reported 'true friendships can be developed and maintained.' Robert Wyld is well known for the breadth of his expertise – both domestic and international. In addition to commercial and criminal litigation, regulatory investigations, fraud, and corruption cases, he is also advising the International Bar Association; providing ongoing pro-bono work for the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association in respect of implementing the Anti-Corruption Guidelines.

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A legal tour de force in Australia and in the wider Asian community with immensely capable lawyers and individuals with whom true friendships can be developed and maintained.’

‘Outstanding individuals lead the firm – most notably Robert Johnston and of course Robert Wyld who is one of the world’s premier anti-corruption legal experts.’

Key clients

Paul Casamento, former director of Sinclair Knight Merz

IBA and OECD

International Bar Association

Construction Tier 5

Johnson Winter & Slattery’s construction practice is focused on upstream oil and gas, electricity, mining and government infrastructure projects. Operating from Perth, Will Coulthard serves as department head, providing input at each stage of the project lifecycle from drafting and tendering through to back-end disputes. The practice, which has notably expanded in recent years, was further bolstered by the recent arrival of Sydney-based Avendra Singh from Squire Patton Boggs; he brings urban renewal, residential, public utilities and commercial property knowhow to the team.

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Real estate Tier 5

At Johnson Winter & Slattery, Peter Trevaskis is a well-regarded name for development, acquisition and sale, investment, and the leasing of both commercial and industrial assets. Together with David Colenso, a transaction, joint venture and major project specialist operating from Brisbane, he heads the department which acts for a growing client list of REITs, real estate holding companies, investment funds, fund managers, foreign investors, and developers, among others. Carrie Follas is based in Sydney alongside Trevaskis; she provides the team with distinguished expertise in agribusiness, forestry, and agriculture matters.

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Key clients

Infrastructure Capital Group (ICG)

Elanor Investors Group

Yuhu Group

Risland

Harmony Property Investments Pty Ltd

Du Luca Corporation Pty Ltd

Challenger Limited

AMP Capital Investments

Consolidated Properties

Boral

Capital markets

Johnson Winter & Slattery is particularly active in equity transactions for clients in the energy and resources, infrastructure, life sciences, financial services, FMCG, and tech sectors. Another area of focus is in acting for foreign investors on the ASX, especially for US clients. Practice head James Rozsa in Sydney regularly acts for Australian and US issuers on ECM transactions, with strengths in the tech and life sciences sectors. Other notable team members include Perth-based mining sector expert Paul Vinci and John Keeves in Adelaide.

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Perenti Global Limited

Imricor Medical Systems, Inc.

AB InBev

Visioneering Technologies, Inc.

Bionomics Limited

BSA Limited

ImpediMed Limited

International Venture Management

Liquefied Natural Gas Limited

Northern Minerals Limited

Arafura Resources Limited

Todd River Resources Limited

Osprey Medical Inc.

Senrigan Capital Group Ltd

Blackmores Limited

Johnson Winter & Slattery is an independent national Australian law firm with over 60 partners and offices across Australia. We advise major Australian and international corporations and investment funds on their most challenging transactions and disputes within Australia and surrounding regions.

An appropriate blend of legal know-how and commercial acumen lies at the heart of effective and valuable legal counsel. Through working closely with clients, getting to know their business, and appreciating their commercial parameters and objectives, Johnson Winter & Slattery ensures its approach is tailored to deliver cost-effective commercial outcomes. A partnership ethos of service, technical excellence and collaboration ensures the most relevant specialist expertise and experience is brought to bear on every assignment.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Peter Slattery
Dispute Resolution Pravin Aathreya pravin.aathreya@jws.com.au +61 3 8611 1344
Taxation Kathryn Bertram kathryn.bertram@jws.com.au +61 3 8611 1351
Corporate Sophia Bobeff sophia.bobeff@jws.com.au +61 3 8611 1337
Dispute Resolution Paul Buitendag paul.buitendag@jws.com.au +61 3 8611 1305
Dispute Resolution Chris Connor chris.connor@jws.com.au +61 3 8611 1309
Taxation Stewart Grieve stewart.grieve@jws.com.au +61 3 8611 1353
Corporate Simon Haddy simon.haddy@jws.com.au +61 3 8611 1340
Competition Wolfgang Hellmann wolfgang.hellmann@jws.com.au +61 3 8611 1332
Competition Tom Jarvis tom.jarvis@jws.com.au +61 3 8611 1336
Competition Dean Kambovski dean.kambovski@jws.com.au +61 3 8611 1360
Energy Resources & Infrastructure Martin Kudnig martin.kudnig@jws.com.au +61 3 8611 1361
Energy Resources & Infrastructure Rohan Madders rohan.madders@jws.com.au +61 3 8611 1313
Employment Evan Mentiplay evan.mentiplay@jws.com.au +61 3 8611 1320
Energy Resources & Infrastructure Peter Rose peter.rose@jws.com.au +61 3 8611 1345
Employment Louise Russell louise.russell@jws.com.au +61 3 8611 1338
Taxation Julian Wan julian.wan@jws.com.au +61 3 8611 1363
Dispute Resolution James Love james.love@jws.com.au +61 3 8611 1339
Corporate Nick Grambas nicholas.grambas@jws.com.au +61 3 8611 1355
Dispute Resolution Rena Solomonidis rena.solomonidis@jws.com.au +61 3 8611 1306
Employment Luci Mumme luci.mumme@jws.com.au +61 3 8611 1349
Photo Name Position Profile
 Tim Bowley  photo Tim Bowley Consultant
 Clare Brown photo Clare Brown Partner
 Ken Chan  photo Ken Chan Special Counsel
 Marcus Clark photo Marcus Clark Partner
 Rod Cox  photo Rod Cox Consultant
 Samatha Daly  photo Samatha Daly Partner
 Jeremy Davis photo Jeremy Davis Partner
 Aidan Douglas  photo Aidan Douglas Special Counsel
 Jan Dransfield photo Jan Dransfield Partner
 Frances Dreyer photo Frances Dreyer Partner
 Will Dwyer  photo Will Dwyer Consultant
 Mark Easton photo Mark Easton Partner
 Christine Ecob  photo Christine Ecob Partner
 Carrie Follas  photo Carrie Follas Partner
 Richard Gelski photo Richard Gelski Partner
 Richard Graham  photo Richard Graham Partner
 Jan Hards  photo Jan Hards Director of Legal Innovation and Special Counsel
 Sam Johnson photo Sam Johnson Partner
 Tony Johnson  photo Tony Johnson Consultant
 Robert Johnston photo Robert Johnston Partner
 Amit Jois  photo Amit Jois Partner
 Prashanth Kainthaje photo Prashanth Kainthaje Partner
 Ivor Kaplan  photo Ivor Kaplan Consultant
 John Keeves photo John Keeves Partner
 Ruveni Kelleher photo Ruveni Kelleher Partner
 John Kench photo John Kench Consultant
 Marko Komadina  photo Marko Komadina Partner
 Byron Koster  photo Byron Koster Consultant
 Kevin Lynch photo Kevin Lynch Partner
 Antoinette Migliorino  photo Antoinette Migliorino Special Counsel
 Andy Milidoni photo Andy Milidoni Partner
 Alexandra Neovius  photo Alexandra Neovius Special Counsel
 Aldo Nicotra photo Aldo Nicotra Chairman
 Divesh Patel  photo Divesh Patel Partner
 Andreas Piesiewicz  photo Andreas Piesiewicz Partner
 Damian Reichel photo Damian Reichel Partner
 Paul Reidy photo Paul Reidy Partner
 Dougal Ross photo Dougal Ross Partner
 James Rozsa photo James Rozsa Partner
 Joseph Scarcella photo Joseph Scarcella Partner
 Avendra Singh  photo Avendra Singh Partner
 Peter Slattery  photo Peter Slattery Managing Partner
 Rosemary Tedesco  photo Rosemary Tedesco Special Counsel
 Peter Trevaskis  photo Peter Trevaskis Partner
 Andrew Willekes  photo Andrew Willekes Special Counsel
 Andrew Williams photo Andrew Williams Partner
 Erin Wilson  photo Erin Wilson Special Counsel
 Robert Wyld  photo Robert Wyld Consultant
 Ravi de Foneska  photo Ravi de Foneska Partner
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Johnson Winter & Slattery is an independent national Australian law firm with over 60 partners and offices across Australia. We advise major Australian and international corporations and investment funds on their most challenging transactions and disputes within Australia and surrounding regions.

An appropriate blend of legal know-how and commercial acumen lies at the heart of effective and valuable legal counsel. Through working closely with clients, getting to know their business, and appreciating their commercial parameters and objectives, Johnson Winter & Slattery ensures its approach is tailored to deliver cost-effective commercial outcomes. A partnership ethos of service, technical excellence and collaboration ensures the most relevant specialist expertise and experience is brought to bear on every assignment.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Alexandra Neovius alexandra.neovius@jws.com.au +61 2 9392 7404
Projects & Construction Richard Graham richard.graham@jws.com.au +61 2 9392 7402
Dispute Resolution Avendra Singh avendra.singh@jws.com.au +61 2 8247 9645
Corporate Byron Koster byron.koster@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9550
Environment & Planning Will Dwyer will.dwyer@jws.com.au +61 2 8247 9669
Dispute Resolution Andrew Willekes andrew.willekes@jws.com.au +61 2 8247 9687
Corporate Ivor Kaplan ivor.kaplan@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9573
Corporate Richard Gelski richard.gelski@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9540
Employment Erin Wilson erin.wilson@jws.com.au +61 2 8247 9662
Real Estate Peter Trevaskis peter.trevaskis@jws.com.au +61 2 8247 9607
Corporate Aidan Douglas aidan.douglas@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9532
Dispute Resolution Antoinette Migliorino antoinette.migliorino@jws.com.au +61 2 8247 9642
Dispute Resolution Mark Easton mark.easton@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9510
Corporate Crime Robert Wyld robert.wyld@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9593
Environment & Planning Samantha Daly samantha.daly@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9524
Dispute Resolution Joseph Scarcella joseph.scarcella@jws.com.au +61 2 8247 9639
Intellectual Property & IT Ravi de Fonseka ravi.defonseka@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9575
Corporate Governance Marcus Clark marcus.clark@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9509
Dispute Resolution Tony Johnson tony.johnson@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9515
Corporate Tim Bowley tim.bowley@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9574
Corporate Divesh Patel divesh.patel@jws.com.au +61 2 8247 9681
Real Estate Carrie Follas carrie.follas@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9526
Real Estate Rosemary Tedesco rosemary.tedesco@jws.com.au +61 2 8247 9603
Intellectual Property & IT Ken Chan ken.chan@jws.com.au +61 2 8247 9661
Corporate Clare Brown clare.brown@jws.com.au +61 2 8247 9643
Corporate Jan Hards jan.hards@jws.com.au +61 2 8247 9646
Corporate James Rozsa james.rozsa@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9541
Corporate Governance Jeremy Davis jeremy.davis@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9531
Tax Rod Cox rod.cox@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9552
Employment Jan Dransfield jan.dransfield@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9539
Class Actions Robert Johnston robert.johnston@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9581
Corporate Marko Komadina marko.komadina@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9523
Corporate Andrew Williams andrew.williams@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9558
Funds Management Austin Bell austin.bell@jws.com.au +61 2 8247 9620
Competition/Antitrust Sar Katdare sar.katdare@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9554
Employment Ruveni Kelleher ruveni.kelleher@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9591
Dispute Resolution Kevin Lynch kevin.lynch@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9585
Class Actions Paul Reidy paul.reidy@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9544
Dispute Resolution Andreas Piesiewicz andreas.piesiewicz@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9518
Restructuring & Insolvency Sam Johnson sam.johnson@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9548
Intellectual Property & IT Christine Ecob christine.ecob@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9556
Tax Andy Milidoni andy.milidoni@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9579
Tax Prashanth Kainthaje prashanth.kainthaje@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9584
Corporate Governance Damian Reichel damian.reichel@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9530
Class Actions Frances Dreyer frances.dreyer@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9589
Dispute Resolution Dougal Ross dougal.ross@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9517

Johnson Winter & Slattery is an independent national Australian law firm with over 60 partners and offices across Australia. We advise major Australian and international corporations and investment funds on their most challenging transactions and disputes within Australia and surrounding regions.

An appropriate blend of legal know-how and commercial acumen lies at the heart of effective and valuable legal counsel. Through working closely with clients, getting to know their business, and appreciating their commercial parameters and objectives, Johnson Winter & Slattery ensures its approach is tailored to deliver cost-effective commercial outcomes. A partnership ethos of service, technical excellence and collaboration ensures the most relevant specialist expertise and experience is brought to bear on every assignment.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Peter Slattery peter.slattery@jws.com.au +61 2 8247 9616
Dispute Resolution Peter Smith peter.a.smith@jws.com.au 61 7 3002 2515
Energy & Resources Stuart Clague Stuart.Clague@jws.com.au +61 7 3002 2585
Energy & Resources Bruce Adkins bruce.adkins@jws.com.au +61 7 3002 2584
Dispute Resolution Christine Small christine.small@jws.com.au +61 7 3002 2507
Corporate Governance Amit Jois amit.jois@jws.com.au +61 7 3002 2516
Debt Finance David Beckett david.beckett@jws.com.au +61 7 3002 2517
Corporate Governance Jonathan Cheyne jonathan.cheyne@jws.com.au +61 7 3002 2520
Debt Finance Deborah Overstead deborah.overstead@jws.com.au +61 7 3002 2512
Debt Finance Craig Wappett craig.wappett@jws.com.au +61 7 3002 2511
Dispute Resolution John Powell john.powell@jws.com.au +61 7 3002 2513
Real Estate David Colenso david.colenso@jws.com.au +61 7 3002 2505
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Johnson Winter & Slattery is an independent national Australian law firm with over 60 partners and offices across Australia. We advise major Australian and international corporations and investment funds on their most challenging transactions and disputes within Australia and surrounding regions.

An appropriate blend of legal know-how and commercial acumen lies at the heart of effective and valuable legal counsel. Through working closely with clients, getting to know their business, and appreciating their commercial parameters and objectives, Johnson Winter & Slattery ensures its approach is tailored to deliver cost-effective commercial outcomes. A partnership ethos of service, technical excellence and collaboration ensures the most relevant specialist expertise and experience is brought to bear on every assignment.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Peter Slattery peter.slattery@jws.com.au +61 2 8247 9616
Corporate Darren Grondal darren.grondal@jws.com.au +61 8 6216 7231
Energy & Resources Michael Dulaney michael.dulaney@jws.com.au +61 8 6216 7216
Corporate Justin Harris justin.harris@jws.com.au +61 8 6216 7226
Corporate Governance Paul Vinci paul.vinci@jws.com.au +61 8 6216 7219
Projects & Construction Will Coulthard will.coulthard@jws.com.au +61 8 6216 7236
Real Estate Teresa Lusi teresa.lusi@jws.com.au +61 8 6216 7204
Corporate Andrew Ricciardi andrew.ricciardi@jws.com.au +61 8 6216 7202
Dispute Resolution George Croft george.croft@jws.com.au +61 8 6216 7212
Energy & Resources Jee-Seon Lee jee-seon.lee@jws.com.au +61 8 6216 7223
Energy & Resources Peter Smith peter.smith@jws.com.au +61 8 6216 7220

Johnson Winter & Slattery is an independent national Australian law firm with over 60 partners and offices across Australia. We advise major Australian and international corporations and investment funds on their most challenging transactions and disputes within Australia and surrounding regions.

An appropriate blend of legal know-how and commercial acumen lies at the heart of effective and valuable legal counsel. Through working closely with clients, getting to know their business, and appreciating their commercial parameters and objectives, Johnson Winter & Slattery ensures its approach is tailored to deliver cost-effective commercial outcomes. A partnership ethos of service, technical excellence and collaboration ensures the most relevant specialist expertise and experience is brought to bear on every assignment.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Peter Slattery peter.slattery@jws.com.au +61 2 8247 9616
Dispute Resolution Ben Renfrey ben.renfrey@jws.com.au +61 8 8239 7158
Energy & Resources Andrew Wilton andrew.wilton@jws.com.au +61 8 8239 7113
Dispute Resolution Eve Thomson eve.thomson@jws.com.au +61 8 8239 7174
Dispute Resolution Christopher Beames christopher.beames@jws.com.au +61 8 8239 7143
Debt Finance Man Loi man.loi@jws.com.au +61 8 8239 7105
Energy & Resources Paul Turner paul.turner@jws.com.au +61 8 8239 7123
Energy & Resources Anthony Groom anthony.groom@jws.com.au +61 8 8239 7124
Energy & Resources Gordon Radford gordon.radford@jws.com.au +61 8 8239 7146
Energy & Resources James Marshall james.marshall@jws.com.au +61 8 8239 7122
Corporate Governance John Keeves john.keeves@jws.com.au +61 2 8274 9520