Samy is "knowledgeable, extremely organised and detail-oriented, which is essential for a complex transaction" (Chambers). 

He advises on investments, sales, joint ventures, projects, corporate governance and supply arrangements across a number of key industries including energy, resources, transport, infrastructure, health, insurance, manufacturing and retail.

With over a decade of experience, Samy is valued for his client-centric focus, solution-oriented approach and ability to understand the commercial drivers for a matter.

He also has an emphasis on developing best-practice - he regularly publishes and presents on a range of topics relating to commercial law and cross-border investment, was the first Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for Legal Innovation and champions the Firm's innovation, mentoring, training and recruitment initiatives.

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Corporate / M&A

AMPCI: acted for AMPCI on various bids for infrastructure projects in Queensland and Victoria, including its successful bid for stakes in the Victorian desalination plant.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.: conducted due diligence and advised on transaction documentation for AJG's A$1billion acquisition of Wesfarmers's insurance broking and premium funding businesses in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Australia Pacific LNG: prepared subscription documentation (including drafting major amendments to the Shareholders' Agreement) in relation to Sinopec's US$1.5 billion subscription for a 15% interest in APLNG and Sinopec's further subscription for shares so as to hold a 25% in APLNG.

Brother International Corporation: advised Brother on an acquisition of an Australian document imaging business.

Fragrance Group Limited: advised on foreign investment laws applicable to a corporate restructure of Fragrance Group Limited's property interests in Australia.

Leighton Holdings: acted for Leighton Holdings with respect to the leasing of intra-company assets.

MAN Ferrostaal: advised on the acquisition of an Australian heavy machinery business.

Mohawk Industries, Inc: assisted Mohawk in its acquisition of the Godfrey Hirst carpet business.

Morgan Stanley: assisted with drafting finance leases for the Airline Partners Australia bid for Qantas.

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal: acted on various matters, including advising NSSMC on a US$1.36 billion joint venture with BlueScope Steel to establish a new coated products business in South-East Asia and North America.

Origin Energy: acted for Origin Energy on a number of transactions including the purchase of various Queensland coal seam gas tenements, the acquisition of Woodside's interests in the Otway joint venture for $507 million, the formation of a joint venture with ConocoPhillips to form Australia Pacific LNG (where Origin received an upfront payment of $6.9 billion and future benefits including a $1.15 billion free carry and four potential bonus payments of US$500 million each), the purchase of the retail businesses of Integral Energy and Country Energy and generation trading rights from Eraring Energy for $3.25 billion and the subsequent purchase of Eraring Energy.

Pacific National: advised on various rail haulage arrangements and the acquisition of Aurizon's intrastate intermodal business, including associated arrangements with Linfox.

Pulsara: assisted Pulsara with software licensing and corporate matters in Australia.

Roche Pharmaceuticals: assisted Roche with demerging its diabetes care business in Australia.

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Mergers and Acquisitions

AMPCI: acted for AMPCI on various bids for infrastructure projects in Queensland and Victoria, including its successful bid for stakes in the Victorian desalination plant.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.: conducted due diligence and advised on transaction documentation for AJG's A$1billion acquisition of Wesfarmers's insurance broking and premium funding businesses in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Australia Pacific LNG: prepared subscription documentation (including drafting major amendments to the Shareholders' Agreement) in relation to Sinopec's US$1.5 billion subscription for a 15% interest in APLNG and Sinopec's further subscription for shares so as to hold a 25% in APLNG.

Brother International Corporation: advised Brother on an acquisition of an Australian document imaging business.

Fragrance Group Limited: advised on foreign investment laws applicable to a corporate restructure of Fragrance Group Limited's property interests in Australia.

Leighton Holdings: acted for Leighton Holdings with respect to the leasing of intra-company assets.

MAN Ferrostaal: advised on the acquisition of an Australian heavy machinery business.

Mohawk Industries, Inc: assisted Mohawk in its acquisition of the Godfrey Hirst carpet business.

Morgan Stanley: assisted with drafting finance leases for the Airline Partners Australia bid for Qantas.

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal: acted on various matters, including advising NSSMC on a US$1.36 billion joint venture with BlueScope Steel to establish a new coated products business in South-East Asia and North America.

Origin Energy: acted for Origin Energy on a number of transactions including the purchase of various Queensland coal seam gas tenements, the acquisition of Woodside's interests in the Otway joint venture for $507 million, the formation of a joint venture with ConocoPhillips to form Australia Pacific LNG (where Origin received an upfront payment of $6.9 billion and future benefits including a $1.15 billion free carry and four potential bonus payments of US$500 million each), the purchase of the retail businesses of Integral Energy and Country Energy and generation trading rights from Eraring Energy for $3.25 billion and the subsequent purchase of Eraring Energy.

Pacific National: advised on various rail haulage arrangements and the acquisition of Aurizon's intrastate intermodal business, including associated arrangements with Linfox.

Pulsara: assisted Pulsara with software licencing and corporate matters in Australia.

Roche Pharmaceuticals: assisted Roche with demerging its diabetes care business in Australia.

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Energy and Resources

AgriWealth Capital: prepared scheme documentation for its timber plantation projects.

Aduro Diamonds: assisted Aduro Diamonds with the acquisition of diamond and tin tenements in New South Wales.

AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V: advised AMG on its equity investments in Australia.

Australia Pacific LNG: prepared subscription documentation (including drafting major amendments to the Shareholders' Agreement) in relation to Sinopec's US$1.5 billion subscription for a 15% interest in APLNG and Sinopec's further subscription for shares so as to hold a 25% in APLNG.

Barrick Gold Corporation: conducted due diligence with respect to Barrick Gold Corporation's proposed purchase of Australian interests.

Boral: acted for Boral on joint venture arrangements with various parties, including the drafting of development agreements.

Climate Change Products: drafted a Shareholders' Agreement and ancillary documents for a new joint venture.

Fortescue Metals Group: advised on farm-in arrangements in New South Wales.

JFE, Mitsubishi Development, POSCO and Sojitz Australia: advised on acquisitions with respect to various iron ore and coal joint venture arrangements.

Magnis Resources: drafted the base Graphite Offtake Agreement between Magnis and China National Materials Industry Import and Export Corporation.

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal: acted on various matters, including advising NSSMC on a US$1.36 billion joint venture with BlueScope Steel to establish a new coated products business in South-East Asia and North America.

Origin Energy: acted for Origin Energy on a variety transactions including the purchase of various Queensland coal seam gas tenements, the acquisition of Woodside's interests in the Otway joint venture for $507 million, the formation of a joint venture with ConocoPhillips to form Australia Pacific LNG (where Origin received an upfront payment of $6.9 billion and future benefits including a $1.15 billion free carry and four potential bonus payments of US$500 million each), the purchase of the retail businesses of Integral Energy and Country Energy and generation trading rights from Eraring Energy for $3.25 billion and the subsequent purchase of Eraring Energy.

Zimplats: advising Zimplats in relation to ASX and ASIC governance requirements.

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Transport and Logistics

FleetPartners: acted for FleetPartners on its $200 million acquisition of FleetPlus, a vehicle fleet management, motor vehicle financing, novated leasing and salary packaging business.

Pacific National: advised on various rail haulage arrangements and the acquisition of Aurizon's intrastate intermodal business, including associated arrangements with Linfox.

Patrick Port Logistics: advised Patrick on the creation of its joint venture with Australian Container Freight Services.

Patrick Stevedores: acted for Patrick with respect to the preparation of a shareholders' agreement for the development of technology.

Singapore Airlines: advised on FIRB aspects of its $122 million acquisition of shares from the Virgin group, participation in Virgin Australia's $350 million capital raising and the Virgin Australia board protocols.

voestalpine VAE GmbH: advised voestalpine on its successful bid to acquire the Bathurst Rail Fabrication Centre from Sydney Transport.

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Healthcare and Life Sciences

Caswell Health Care: assisted with the acquisition of Caswell Health Care.

ConMed: assisted ConMed with the acquisition of a distributorship business.

Owens & Minor: assisted Owens & Minor with its acquisition of the Halyard Health business in Australia.

Pulsara: assisted Pulsara with software licensing and corporate matters in Australia.

Roche Pharmaceuticals: assisted Roche with demerging its diabetes care business.

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Corporatisation and Privatisation

Origin Energy: acted for Origin Energy on the purchase of the retail businesses of Integral Energy and Country Energy and generation trading rights from Eraring Energy for $3.25 billion and the subsequent purchase of Eraring Energy.

voestalpine VAE GmbH: advised VAE in its successful bid to acquire the Bathurst Rail Fabrication Centre from Sydney Transport and Rail Corp, including negotiation of a long term supply agreement.

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Corporate Governance

APLNG: assisted with structuring the governance arrangements for the joint venture.

Greencross: assisting Greencross with AGM and corporate governance matters.

NS BlueScope: assisted with structuring the governance arrangements for the joint venture.

Singapore Airlines: advised Singapore Airlines regarding the Virgin Australia board protocols.

Tullow Oil restructure: advised London Stock Exchange listed, Tullow Oil plc, in relation to a corporate group restructure.

Zimplats: advising Zimplats in relation to ASX and ASIC governance requirements.

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International Services

Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V.: assisted AMG with its investment in Global Advanced Metals.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.: conducted due diligence and advised on transaction documentation for AJG's A$1billion acquisition of Wesfarmers's insurance broking and premium funding businesses in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Australia Pacific LNG: prepared subscription documentation (including drafting major amendments to the Shareholders' Agreement) in relation to Sinopec's US$1.5 billion subscription for a 15% interest in APLNG and Sinopec's further subscription for shares so as to hold a 25% in APLNG.

Brother International Corporation: advised Brother with respect to an acquisition of an Australian document imaging business.

Mohawk Industries, Inc: assisted Mohawk in its acquisition of the Godfrey Hirst carpet business.

JFE, Mitsubishi Development, POSCO and Sojitz Australia: advised on acquisitions with respect to various iron ore and coal joint venture arrangements.

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal: acted on various matters, including advising NSSMC on a US$1.36 billion joint venture with BlueScope Steel to establish a new coated products business in South-East Asia and North America.

Singapore Airlines: advised on FIRB aspects of its $122 million acquisition of shares from the Virgin group, participation in Virgin Australia's $350 million capital raising and Virgin Australia board protocols.

Zimplats: advising Zimplats in relation to ASX and ASIC governance requirements.

See International Services

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