With almost 25 years' experience in corporate law, Andrew Walker has a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions.

He has advised on a number of high-profile public and complex private M&A transactions, and has an intimate knowledge of the legal issues and strategies involved in takeovers, merger schemes, corporate acquisitions and divestments.

Andrew also advises on governance matters, directors' duties and commercial and securities law generally.

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Corporate / M&A

AMP: Andrew advised on its acquisition of AXA and separation of the Australian and Asian businesses. 

Agrium: Andrew advised on the acquisition of AWB and post-merger integration.

Colonial:  advised on its takeover response and ultimate A$9 billion merger by scheme of arrangement with Commonwealth Bank of Australia. 

Japan Post: Andrew advised on its acquisition of Toll by merger scheme. 

Myer: Andrew advised on its approach to David Jones in respect of a proposed merger-of-equals (superseded by Woolworths SA). 

Quest Apartments:  Andrew advised on the proposed sale by its controlling shareholders to The Ascott Limited.

Robert Bosch: Andrew advised on its successful takeover bid for Pacifica Group. 

Skilled Group: Andrew advised on its acquisitions of Thomas & Coffey, Broadsword Marine, Offshore Marine Services, divestment of Excelior and merger with Programmed. 

Spotless Group: Andrew advised on its acquisition by Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) via scheme of arrangement.

Tatts Group: Andrew advised Tatts on its proposed merger with Tabcorp Holdings Limited. The proposed transaction is the largest public M&A transaction announced to date in FY17.

Tatts Group: Andrew advised on the extension and expansion of Tatt's existing lottery reseller agreements with Jumbo Interactive Limited. 

Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory Company: Andrew advised on  its response to a takeover bid by Saputo Inc. 

See Corporate / M&A

Mergers and Acquisitions

AMP: Andrew advised on its acquisition of AXA and separation of the Australian and Asian businesses.

Agrium: Andrew advised on the acquisition of AWB and post-merger integration. 

Japan Post: Andrew advised on its acquisition of Toll by merger scheme. 

Myer: Andrew advised on its approach to David Jones in respect of a proposed merger-of-equals (superseded by Woolworths SA). 

Quest Apartments:  Andrew advised on the proposed sale by its controlling shareholders to The Ascott Limited.

Robert Bosch: Andrew advised on its successful takeover bid for Pacifica Group. 

Skilled Group: Andrew advised on its acquisitions of Thomas & Coffey, Broadsword Marine, Offshore Marine Services, divestment of Excelior and merger with Programmed. 

Spotless Group: Andrew advised on its acquisition by Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) via scheme of arrangement.

Tatts Group: Andrew advised Tatts on its proposed merger with Tabcorp Holdings Limited. The proposed transaction is the largest public M&A transaction announced to date in FY17. 

Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory Company : Andrew advised on its response to a takeover bid by Saputo Inc. 

See Mergers and Acquisitions

Capital Management

Japan Post: Andrew advised on its acquisition of Toll by merger scheme.

Myer: Andrew advised on its approach to David Jones in respect of a proposed merger-of-equals (superseded by Woolworths SA).

Spotless Group: Andrew advised on its acquisition by Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) via scheme of arrangement.

See Capital Management

Corporate Governance

Agrium: Andrew advised on the acquisition of AWB and post-merger integration. 

Tatts Group: Andrew advised on the extension and expansion of Tatt's existing lottery reseller agreements with Jumbo Interactive Limited. 

See Corporate Governance

Corporate Finance

Japan Post: Andrew advised on its acquisition of Toll by merger scheme.

Myer: Andrew advised on its approach to David Jones in respect of a proposed merger-of-equals (superseded by Woolworths SA).

Spotless Group: Andrew advised on its acquisition by Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) via scheme of arrangement. 

Tatts Group: Andrew advised on the extension and expansion of Tatt's existing lottery reseller agreements with Jumbo Interactive Limited. 

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