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HWL Ebsworth advises on the IPO of 1414 Degrees

HWL Ebsworth acted for 1414 Degrees Ltd (ASX:14D), on its $16.3 million IPO and ASX listing, with trading of 14D shares commencing on 12 September 2018. Adelaide-based 1414 Degrees owns a patented Thermal Energy Storage System that utilises temperatures of up to 1414ºC and the latent heat properties of silicon to store and recover heat and … Read more


HWL Ebsworth advising Hong Kong Consortium led by Mason Group to acquire IVF provider Genea Limited by scheme of arrangement

HWL Ebsworth is advising the consortium led by Hong Kong listed Mason Group Holdings Limited, together with strategic investors, Aldworth Equity Management Limited, WeDoctor Holdings Limited (WeDoctor) on the proposed acquisition of 89.5% of Australia’s leading IVF provider, Genea Limited (Genea). Genea is Australia’s third-largest reproductive services provider. WeDoctor (which is backed by technology giant Tencent) is … Read more


Foreign Financial Service Providers – Extension of ASIC Licensing Relief and Consultation

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has made seven class orders that conditionally exempted foreign financial service providers (FFSP) from the requirement to hold an AFS licence where they are regulated under overseas regulatory regimes that ASIC has assessed as sufficiently equivalent to the Australian financial services regimes (Sufficient equivalence relief). The relevant class … Read more


HWL Ebsworth advises Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium on major placement

HWL Ebsworth has advised Hong Kong based companies Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Ltd (CTF) and Far East Consortium International Ltd (FEC) on their $490 million share subscription agreement and strategic alliance agreement with The Star Entertainment Group Limited (The Star). Under the subscription agreement, CTF and FEC each subscribed for 45.8 million shares in The … Read more


HWL Ebsworth advising AC3 on its $25 million acquisition of Bulletproof

HWL Ebsworth is advising cloud specialist, AC3, an Australian owned IT services company, on the buyout of listed company Bulletproof (ASX:BPF). The offer of 15.2 cents per share and is via Scheme of Arrangement, subject to Bulletproof shareholder and court approvals. AC3’s offer is 38 per cent higher than rival bidder Macquarie Cloud Services who … Read more


HWL Ebsworth hosts China asset manager delegation

HWL Ebsworth was recently pleased to host, with the Victorian Government and AUSTRADE, a delegation of asset managers from China, at the firm’s Melbourne offices. The delegates were part of a China Asset Management Mission to Australia organised by the Commonwealth Government, and included delegates from Kunpeng Capital, the China Venture Capital & Private Equity … Read more


HWL Ebsworth advises the South Australian Government on the Lands Services commercialisation

HWL Ebsworth is pleased to be advising the South Australian government as the external legal adviser on the commercialisation of its transactional land services. HWL Ebsworth has worked under the leadership of the Crown Solicitor’s Office Chief Commercial Counsel, Chris Gray, since being appointed in August 2016. On Thursday it was announced that Land Services … Read more


HWL Ebsworth Lawyers advises ResourceCo on clean energy funding

Leading national law firm HWL Ebsworth has assisted ResourceCo Pty Ltd in relation to its $30 million funding facility with the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to build two new plants to transform waste materials into solid fuel, known as Processed Engineered Fuel (PEF). The first plant will be built at Wetherill Park in Sydney and … Read more


HWL Ebsworth advises the Mantra Group Limited on its acquisition of the Art Series Hotel Group

HWL Ebsworth is advising Mantra Group Limited on its acquisition of the Art Series Hotel Group from the Deague Group for $52.5 million. Entry into binding agreements (subject to customary completion conditions) was announced yesterday. The transaction encompasses the acquisition of seven hotels in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide under a combination of leasehold and management … Read more


HWL Ebsworth Lawyers continues to benefit from its unrelenting focus on staff development

Leading independent Australian law firm HWL Ebsworth Lawyers has announced its second tranche of internal promotions for 2017 with the appointment of a further four new partners and seven new special counsel. These latest appointments follow the internal promotion of eleven partners and ten special counsel in February this year. The newly appointed partners are: … Read more


HWL Ebsworth advises the South Australian government on the launch of the South Australian Venture Capital Fund

HWL Ebsworth is pleased to have advised the South Australian government on the exciting launch of the $50 million South Australian Venture Capital Fund, of which Blue Sky Venture Capital was recently announced as the manager. Please click here for the South Australian government’s news release and further details. Note to editors: HWL Ebsworth is … Read more


HWL Ebsworth advises Eagle Health on IPO

HWL Ebsworth has advised Eagle Health Holdings Limited (ASX:EHH) on its initial public offering and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), raising a total of $25 million. Shares in EHH began trading on 3 July 2017 under the ASX code EHH. At listing EHH had a market capitalisation of $125 million based on its … Read more


HWL Ebsworth advises G-LINK International on SSX listing

HWL Ebsworth has advised G-LINK International Limited (SSX:899) on its compliance listing on the Sydney Stock Exchange (SSX). Shares in G-LINK began trading on 26 June 2017 under the SSX code 899. Melbourne-based corporate lawyers Thomas Kim (Partner) and David Woodford (Special Counsel) led the capital markets transaction, supported by Liselle Fernandes (Associate) and Kenneth … Read more


HWL Ebsworth Lawyers continues unparalleled growth through internal promotions

Leading independent Australian law firm HWL Ebsworth Lawyers has announced the internal promotion of 11 partners and 10 special counsel. The following new partners work across various areas of the firm, including Construction & Infrastructure, Commercial, Insurance, Litigation, Property and Workplace Relations & Safety: Andrew Allan – Insurance (Canberra office) Brad Swebeck – Workplace Relations & … Read more


HWL Ebsworth advises The Décor Corporation on its sale to Marlin Home

HWL Ebsworth has advised the shareholders of The Décor Corporation on its sale to Marlin Home. The transaction completed on 10 February 2017 for an undisclosed sum. Décor, a privately held company based in Melbourne, has an internationally recognised brand name in household goods, particularly kitchen containers. Décor was established in Melbourne in 1958 and … Read more


Vale Michael Connolly

It is with great sadness that the partners of HWL Ebsworth announce the passing of Michael Connolly after a brief battle with cancer. Michael joined HWL Ebsworth’s Sydney Workplace Relations & Safety team in February 2009, having previously worked at Minter Ellison, Clayton Utz and WorkCover Authority of New South Wales. Michael dedicated himself to … Read more


HWL Ebsworth advises on the second highest number of completed M&A deals in Australia

The latest Thomson Reuters league tables have confirmed that HWL Ebsworth continues to increase market share, with results showing the firm advised on the 2nd highest number of completed M&A deals in the Australian market during 2016. In addition to the completed deal tables, HWL Ebsworth also advised on the 3rd highest number of announced deals for … Read more


Welcome new Building and Infrastructure Partner

Lucas Keogh has joined HWL Ebsworth as a partner within the Building and Infrastructure team in Sydney. With a background in engineering as well as law, Lucas is uniquely placed to offer commercial and practical advice to the firm’s construction clients. Lucas’ expertise includes adjudications, arbitrations, expert determinations, litigation, and also front-end work. Lucas acts … Read more


HWL Ebsworth advises on the third highest number of announced M&A deals in Australia

The quarterly release of the Thomson Reuters league tables has confirmed HWL Ebsworth’s increase of market share, with results showing HWL Ebsworth receiving credit for the 3rd highest number of announced M&A deals in the Australian market so far this year. It is an impressive feat, having improved this ranking from the position of 14th … Read more


HWL Ebsworth eyes continued growth in IT and IP with recent partner appointment

Leading independent Australian law firm HWL Ebsworth Lawyers has announced that it has appointed Matthew Craven as a partner within its Information Technology and Intellectual Property team in Melbourne. Matthew joins HWL Ebsworth from Corrs Chambers Westgarth where he was a Special Counsel. Matthew has wide-ranging experience in technology law and intellectual property. Matthew specialises … Read more


Federal Court awards $3.3 million to native title claimants in first litigated compensation claim under the Native Title Act

The Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (NTA) provides a system for the recognition of native title rights and interests across Australia. Where various types of acts have extinguished, or partially extinguished, native title, the NTA provides for compensation on just terms. The decision of Mansfield J in Griffiths v Northern Territory of Australia (No 3) … Read more


HWL Ebsworth completes national coverage with launch of Hobart office

Leading independent Australian law firm HWL Ebsworth Lawyers has announced that it has launched a new office in Tasmania. The majority of partners, solicitors and support staff of Hunt & Hunt’s Tasmanian office have joined HWL Ebsworth to form the firm’s new Hobart office. Antony Logan and Sarah Sealy have become partners of HWL Ebsworth, … Read more