Jamie is the national head of the firm’s Commercial Group and is one of South Australia’s leading corporate lawyers. He has over 20 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 (initial public offerings, rights issues, placements, share purchase plans, employee share plans and underwriting) 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 “Lawyer of the Year” for Corporate Law in Adelaide in Best LawyersTM Australia 2019 edition. He is also recognised in Best LawyersTM Australia for Agricultural Law, Commercial Law, Corporate/Governance Law, Equity Capital Markets Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Private Equity Law. Doyle’s Guide names Jamie as a “market leader” lawyer for Corporate & Commercial Law and as “pre-eminent” for Agricultural Law in South Australia.
Jamie’s recent experience includes:
- S Kidman & Co Limited: Advising Australia’s largest private landholder on the sale of the company to a consortium comprising Dakang Australia Holdings Pty Ltd and ASX-listed Australian Rural Capital Ltd;
- Allegro Funds: Advising an Australian private equity house and fund manager, on its purchase of Great Southern Rail from Serco Group plc, a British listed business services company.
- The SA Government: Advising in relation to the $670 million sale of forward rotations rights in connection with the state’s forest plantation and the $427 million sale of the right to operate SA Lotteries to the Tatts Group;
- ASX listed Agricultural Land Trust: Advising in relation to its complex restructure with Elders Limited;
- ABB Grain Ltd (formerly the Australian Barley Board, a SA government entity): Advising in relation to its listing on the ASX and subsequent $1.1 billion merger with AusBulk and demutualisation; and
- The SA Government: Advising in relation to the $1.605 billion commercialisation of the State’s lands titling and valuation services.