Jamie Restas

Jamie is the State head of the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Group and is one of South Australia’s leading corporate lawyers. He has over 25 years’ experience in advising major listed and private corporations in connection with all aspects of corporate and commercial activities.

Jamie’s expertise includes mergers and acquisitions (public company takeovers and schemes, private treaty acquisitions and joint venture investments), capital raisings and private equity/venture capital.

In addition, Jamie regularly provides Corporations Act and ASX Listing Rule advice including in relation to related party transactions, corporate governance, directors’ duties, share capital reconstructions and continuous disclosure.

Jamie has been named Best LawyersTM  AustraliaLawyer of the Year” in Adelaide for Venture Capital Law Australia 2022. Merger and Acquisition Law in 2021 and Corporate Law in 2019. He has also been recognised in Best Lawyers™ Australia for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Commercial Law, Corporate/Governance Practice, Equity Capital Markets Law and Private Equity Law. Jamie was also named as one of the preeminent Corporate Lawyers in South Australia by Doyle’s Guide in 2021.

Experience

Jamie’s experience includes advising:

  • Wesfarmers subsidiary, Bunnings Ltd in relation to its acquisition of Adelaide Tools acquisition;
  • Shareholders of Mexican Express in relation to the sale to private equity firm, Atlantic Capital;
  • Detmold Group in relation to the establishment of the Detmold Medical business in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including assisting with the entry of all associated Government and supplier arrangements;
  • Numedico in relation to the acquisition of the worldwide assets of the Clickzip retractable syringe business in 2020;
  • S Kidman & Co Ltd, Australia’s largest private landholder, on the $385 million sale of the company to a consortium comprising Hancock Prospecting and Shanghai Cred; and
  • SA Government in relation to the $1.605 billion commercialisation of the State’s lands titling and valuation services.

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