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Doug has over 30 years’ experience in a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, with particular emphasis on capital raisings (including initial public offerings, rights issues, placements, share purchase plans, and private equity raisings), takeovers, corporate reconstructions, mergers and acquisitions, asset sales and purchases, due diligence, joint ventures, privatisations and advising in relation to the Corporations Act and the Listing Rules of the Australian Securities Exchange.

Doug spent five years as General Counsel and Company Secretary of a listed mining company, where he was involved in all aspects of the company’s operations, including negotiating development and operating agreements, joint ventures and farm-in agreements. Doug also represented the company on joint venture operating committees.

Doug has been voted by his peers as a “Best Lawyer” consecutively since 2014 in the areas of Commercial Law, Corporate / Government Practice and Mergers and Acquisitions Law.

Specific assignments

Significant transactions in which Doug has been involved include:

  • Over 25 initial public offerings, including Skilled Engineering Limited, Dromana Estate Limited, Ballarat Goldfields Limited, Troy Resources Limited, Authorised Investment Fund Limited, Oakridge Vineyards Limited, Consolidated Paper Industries and Rum Jungle Uranium Ltd.
  • Providing independent advice to the Directors of ANZ in relation to the Bank’s acquisition of the National Bank of New Zealand and the associated rights issue.
  • Advising on debenture and capital market issues.
  • Structuring and implementing major due diligence programs.
  • Advising on schemes of arrangement and other corporate reconstructions.
  • Numerous mining joint ventures.