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.

Samy is valued for his client-centric focus, solution-oriented approach and his appreciation of 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$1 billion 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.

Genuine Parts Company: advised NYSE-listed Genuine Parts Company on increasing its existing stake in Australian-based Inenco Group to 100%.

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

Macquarie Bank: acted for Macquarie Bank on its acquisition of an interest in Active Utilities, a fast-growing embedded electricity and utility network operator.

MAN Ferrostaal: conducted due diligence and prepared purchase documentation with respect to a share 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 Corporation: acted on various matters, including advising Nippon Steel Corporation 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 and on the sale of its 8% interest in the Hail Creek Coal Joint Venture to subsidiaries of Glencore Plc and Marubeni Corporation.

Nippon Steel Corporation, Mitsui & Co., Ltd, Nippon Steel Trading corporation, Shinsho Corporation, JFE Mineral Co., Ltd: acted for these parties on their US$141 million acquisition of an interest in the Grosvenor mine from Anglo American.

Origin Energy: acted for Origin Energy on a variety transactions including the acquisition of OC Energy for $58 million USD; and 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 Pacific National on its proposed development of a major freight hub at St Marys, in Western Sydney, including associated arrangements with logistics group ACFS. Samy also advised Pacific National 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. 

See Corporate / M&A

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.

Genuine Parts Company: advised NYSE-listed Genuine Parts Company on increasing its stake in Australian-based Inenco Group to 100%.

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

Macquarie Bank: acted for Macquarie Bank on its acquisition of an interest in Active Utilities, a fast-growing embedded electricity and utility network operator.

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 Corporation: acted on various matters, including advising NSC 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 and on the sale of its 8% interest in the Hail Creek Coal Joint Venture to subsidiaries of Glencore Plc and Marubeni Corporation.

Nippon Steel Corporation, Mitsui & Co., Ltd, Nippon Steel Trading corporation, Shinsho Corporation, JFE Mineral Co., Ltd: acted for these parties on their US$141 million acquisition of an interest in the Grosvenor mine from Anglo American.

Origin Energy: acted for Origin Energy on a variety transactions including the acquisition of OC Energy; 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 Pacific National on its proposed development of a major freight hub at St Marys, in Western Sydney, including associated arrangements with logistics group ACFS; 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.

Specialized, Inc: acted for Specialized on a strategic investment in Australia.  

See Mergers and Acquisitions

Energy and Resources

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

AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V: advised AMG on 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. Prepared various documentation relevant to the APLNG Project in Gladstone including the development of standard terms for the project.

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 Charge Products: drafted a Shareholders' Agreement and ancillary documents with respect to a new joint venture.

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

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

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.

Macquarie Bank: acted for Macquarie Bank on its acquisition of an interest in Active Utilities, a fast-growing embedded electricity and utility network operator.

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

Nippon Steel Corporation: acted on various matters, including advising Nippon Steel Corporation 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 and the sale of its 8% interest in the Hail Creek Coal Joint Venture subsidiaries of Glencore Plc and Marubeni Corporation.

Nippon Steel Corporation, Mitsui & Co., Ltd, Nippon Steel Trading Corporation, Shinsho Corporation, JFE Mineral Co., Ltd: acted for these parties on their US$141 million acquisition of an interest in the Grosvenor mine from Anglo American.

Noble Group: acted for Noble on off-take arrangements and Mongolian coal and copper transactions.

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.

Queensland Coal Corporation: advised QCC with respect to certain corporate transactions.

Zimplats: provided general corporate law advice.  

See Energy and Resources

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 Pacific National on its proposed development of a major freight hub at St Marys, in Western Sydney, including associated arrangements with logistics group ACFS; 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 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.  

See Transport and Logistics

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. 

See Healthcare and Life Sciences

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. 

See Corporatisation and Privatisation

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 various corporate group recapitalisations and restructures.

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

See Corporate Governance

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.

Genuine Parts Company: advised NYSE-listed Genuine Parts Company on increasing its stake in Australian-based Inenco Group to 100%.

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 Corporation: acted on various matters, including advising Nippon Steel Corporation 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 and on the sale of its 8% interest in the Hail Creek Coal Joint Venture to subsidiaries of Glencore Plc and Marubeni Corporation.

Nippon Steel Corporation, Mitsui & Co., Ltd, Nippon Steel Trading Corporation, Shinsho Corporation, JFE Mineral Co., Ltd: acted for these parties on their US$141 million acquisition of an interest in the Grosvenor mine from Anglo American.

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. 

See International Services

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