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Hugh is a corporate law specialist with experience advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate law and commercial matters, Hugh acts for clients in a range of sectors, including Infrastructure and Telecommunications, Media, Entertainment & Technology.

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Corporate / M&A

  • Virgin Australia: advised on Virgin Australia's AUD$700 million acquisition of Affinity's 35% stake in Velocity Frequent Flyer.
  • Seven West Media: advised Seven West Media on its sale of Western Australian radio assets to Southern Cross Media.
  • Proprium Capital Partners: advised on the AUD$410 million acquisition by AVID Property Group (a portfolio business) of Villa World Limited via scheme of arrangement.
  • Macquarie Media: advised Macquarie Media on Fairfax Media Limited's off market takeover bid to acquire the remaining 45.56% stake that it did not yet own in Macquarie Media.
  • Tailwind Capital: advised on the acquisition by Diversified (a portfolio business) of Rutledge AV (a leading audio visual integration business).
  • Long Term Asset Partners: advising Long Term Asset Partners on a proposed $2.4b takeover bid to acquire and privatise GrainCorp.
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan: advising Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan on the sale of minority stakes in a holding structure for its interests in Birmingham and Bristol Airports.
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and PSP Investments: advising Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and PSP Investments in relation to their acquisition from Banco Santander of its remaining interests in Cubico Sustainable Investments.
  • Eurotunnel Group: advising Europorte SAS, the rail freight subsidiary of Eurotunnel Group, on the sale of GB Railfreight Ltd to EQT Partners.
  • Fiera Infrastructure: advising Fiera Infrastructure on the acquisition of a further stake in stake valued at approximately C$200 million in Thames Water from SAS Trustee Corporation.
  • National Rugby League: advising National Rugby League on the acquisition of the Newcastle Knights and team licensing matters.
  • Woolworths Limited: advising Woolworths on its investment in and joint venture with data analytics company Quantium. The transaction also involved giving Quantium access to Woolworths de-identified customer data, including from its Everyday Rewards customer loyalty program.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Virgin Australia: advised on Virgin Australia's AUD$700 million acquisition of Affinity's 35% stake in Velocity Frequent Flyer.
  • Seven West Media: advised Seven West Media on its sale of Western Australian radio assets to Southern Cross Media.
  • Proprium Capital Partners: advised on the AUD$410 million acquisition by AVID Property Group (a portfolio business) of Villa World Limited via scheme of arrangement.
  • Macquarie Media: advised Macquarie Media on Fairfax Media Limited's off market takeover bid to acquire the remaining 45.56% stake that it did not yet own in Macquarie Media.
  • Tailwind Capital: advised on the acquisition by Diversified (a portfolio business) of Rutledge AV (a leading audio visual integration business).
  • Long Term Asset Partners: advising Long Term Asset Partners on a proposed $2.4b takeover bid to acquire and privatise GrainCorp.
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan: advising Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan on the sale of minority stakes in a holding structure for its interests in Birmingham and Bristol Airports.
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan and PSP Investments: advising Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and PSP Investments in relation to their acquisition from Banco Santander of its remaining interests in Cubico Sustainable Investments.
  • Eurotunnel Group: advising Europorte SAS, the rail freight subsidiary of Eurotunnel Group, on the sale of GB Railfreight Ltd to EQT Partners.
  • Fiera Infrastructure: advising Fiera Infrastructure on the acquisition of a further stake in stake valued at approximately C$200 million in Thames Water from SAS Trustee Corporation.
  • National Rugby League: advising National Rugby League on the acquisition of the Newcastle Knights and team licensing matters.
  • Woolworths Limited: advising Woolworths on its investment in and joint venture with data analytics company Quantium. The transaction also involved giving Quantium access to Woolworths de-identified customer data, including from its Everyday Rewards customer loyalty program. 

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