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

Infrastructure

  • 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.

Telecommunications, media and Technology

  • Seven Network: advising Seven on its program supply agreement with Prime Media Group.
  • 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.
  • nbn Co: advising nbn co limited on the rollout of the national broadband network, including advising on its agreements with carriers for the supply of wholesale broadband services.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

Infrastructure

  • 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.

Telecommunications, Media and Technology

  • 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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Equity Capital Markets / IPOs

  • Eclipx Group Limited (formerly FleetPartners): advising vehicle and equipment financier Eclipx on its A$518 million IPO and listing on the ASX.
  • OzForex Limited: advising online currency exchange provider Ozforex on its successful dual track A$600 million IPO and listing on the ASX.  

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