Andrew Walker

Clayton Utz
Partner Melbourne

I have been a client of Andrew's for a long time; he is the best M&A lawyer I have worked with globally.

– Chambers Asia Pacific


A highly experienced M&A specialist, Andrew 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.

Notable Work
  • AMP: advised on its acquisition of AXA (A$14.6B) and separation of the Australian and Asian businesses.
  • Chevron Australia: advised on its acquisition of the Australian commercial and retail fuel division of Puma Energy (A$425M).
  • Heineken International: advised on its acquisition of CUB's international cider and selected beer brands from Asahi.
  • Japan Post: advised on its acquisition of Toll Holdings by merger scheme (A$6.75B).
  • Nippon Paint: advised on its acquisition of Dulux Group by merger scheme (A$3.8B).
  • Saputo Dairy: advised on its acquisitions of Murray Goulburn (A$1.3B) and Warrnambool Cheese & Butter (A$700M).
  • Tatts Group: advised on its merger with Tabcorp Holdings by scheme of arrangement (A$13.6B merged group).
  • The New York Times Company: advised on the Australian aspects of its acquisition of The Athletic Media Company (US$550M).
  • Tyro Payments: advised on its response to takeover approaches from Westpac Banking Corporation and Potentia Capital Management Pty Ltd.
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