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Clayton Utz Special Counsel , Perth T +61 8 9426 8225

Scott Girdler is a special counsel in our Corporate and Energy and Resources Group in Perth. He focuses on acquisition and disposal of assets, projects (including transport and logistics projects and supply agreements), financial services and managed investments.

Scott advises clients in a range of industry sectors including energy and resources, agribusiness, health and property.

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Agribusiness and Food

Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited: advised Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited in relation to a joint venture with an Indonesian investor in relation to the acquisition of flour mills in Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.

Forest Products Commission: acted for the Forest Products Commission (Western Australia) in relation to a carbon permits supply agreement with Synergy in respect of the supply of carbon credits from forest sinks to be established over up to 100,000 ha of land in Western Australia.

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Corporate / M&A

MG Kailis Pty Ltd: acted for the Kailis group of companies in relation to its sale of pearl farming assets in Western Australia and the Northern Territory to the Paspaley Group. The transaction included the negotiation of agreements for the sale of shares, the management of pearl farms, the provision of international pearl marketing services and the supply of pearls.

Patersons Securities Limited: acted for Patersons in relation to its acquisition of the stockbroking and arbitrage business conducted by Tolhurst Limited. Advised on all aspects from due diligence to negotiation and completion of the business sale agreement and post completion issues. Advised in relation to financial services compliance requirements which included obtaining relief from ASIC and tax issues.

Versacold Australia: acted for Versacold in relation to its acquisition of P&O Cold Logistics, a refrigerated warehousing and distribution business from the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O), for approximately C$382 million. 

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Energy and Resources

Tianqi Lithium Australia: Scott advised Tianqi Lithium Australia on its joint venture with ASX-listed IGO limited. The deal, valuing IGO’s investment at A$1.9 billion, was one of the largest energy and resources deals in Australia throughout 2021. The joint venture comprises the Greenbushes lithium concentrate mining operations and Kwinana Lithium Hydroxide Plant, both located in Western Australia.

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