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 close to 30 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 Australia “Lawyer of the Year” in Adelaide for Government Practice in 2025, Agriculture and Rural Affairs in 2024, Venture Capital Law in 2022, Merger and Acquisition Law in 2021, and Corporate Law in 2019. He has also been recognised in Best LawyersTM Australia for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Corporate/Governance Practice, Government Practice, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Private Equity Law and Venture Capital Law. Jamie was also named as one of the preeminent Corporate Lawyers in South Australia by Doyle’s Guide since 2015 and a Leading Commercial and Business Lawyer.


Jamie’s experience includes advising:

  • Corporate Travel Management in relation to its acquisitions of Helloworld’s corporate travel management business ($170 million) and 1000 Mile Group Travel;
  • VHM Limited in relation to its demerger of its gold operations by way of in specie distribution;
  • Wesfarmers Ltd in relation to its disposal of Greencap and Trimevac businesses to WSP Inc;
  • Codan Ltd in relation to its acquisitions of DTC ($114 million) and Zetron Ltd (USD64 million), and disposal of Minetec to Caterpillar Inc;
  • Bunnings Ltd in relation to its acquisitions of Beaumont Tiles and Tool Kit Depot;
  • 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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