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February 17, 2022 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM AEDT

Virtual event | 

Piper Alderman webinar

Members: $0
Non-members: Member Only Event
Professional Skills

Overview (Program Summary)

Whether your organisation is regularly involved in acquisitions and/or disposals, or you want prepare for a significant transaction in the future, this session will outline the key elements of managing a deal for a private, public listed or government organisation.  

Our experienced corporate partners will share practical guidance on the elements of a deal and on how in-house lawyers can effectively collaborate with key internal stakeholders and with external advisers through the phases of a transaction:

  • Creating a project team and a plan
  • LOI's/MOU's/HOA's/term sheets and NDA’s
  • Due Diligence
  • Key aspects of the deal documents
  • Regulatory aspects, focusing on FIRB and ACCC
  • Completion

The session will include comments on specific considerations for ASX listed companies and for government organisations.


Lis Boyce

Lis Boyce, Partner | Corporate (Sydney), Piper Alderman

An experienced corporate lawyer, Lis advises listed and private companies, multinationals, and not-for-profit organisations on their structure, governance, operations and strategy.  Her clients appreciate her commitment to building long term relationships and understanding their culture and strategy so as to deliver timely, thoughtful and practical advice.

At a strategic level, Lis collaborates with boards and senior executives on significant transactions — such as capital raisings, restructuring, strategic collaborations and mergers and acquisitions (public and private).  Lis’s deep experience and practical insights are particularly appreciated by growing clients who seek her guidance on how to plan and execute these important projects.

Lis also helps organisations review their governance framework so that it is “fit for purpose”, and provides emotionally intelligent advice on engaging with key stakeholders around complex member approvals, or dealing with conflicts of interest.  In this, Lis brings additional perspectives as a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  For listed companies, Lis gives practical direction on meeting continuous disclosure obligations.


Alasdair McLean

Alasdair McLean, Principal | Corporate (Melbourne), Piper Alderman 

Alasdair has over 20 years’ experience providing strategic and timely advice to a range of public and private clients in the areas of corporate and commercial law.

His practice covers corporate advisory, acquisitions and disposals, capital raising (both in public and private markets), corporate structuring and re-structures, corporate governance, collective investment arrangements (including managed investment funds, joint ventures and other strategic alliances), financial services (including the licensing and regulation of financial products and financial service providers), commercialisation of intellectual property, private equity and venture capital investments, and general commercial contracts.

Alasdair has significant cross border and direct foreign investment experience, having worked in Australia, Europe and North America.  He has been awarded a First Class Honours degree in Law from the Australian National University, and a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney and is recognised for his expertise in a number of legal guides, including The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific.


Andrew Rankin

Andrew Rankin, Partner | Corporate (Brisbane), Piper Alderman

Andrew is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with more than 25 years’ experience.

He regularly works with domestic and international clients on mergers & acquisitions, capital raisings, competition law and Australian regulatory compliance matters.

Andrew advises both private companies and publicly listed companies and has particularly strong experience in acting for those in the financial services, healthcare, aged care and agribusiness sectors.

Prior to joining Piper Alderman, Andrew spent more than 10 years as a partner with an international firm in Brisbane in the corporate team.


Paul Sartori

Paul Sartori, Partner | Corporate (Perth), Piper Alderman

Paul is a corporate and commercial lawyer with over 20 years of expertise and experience in public and private mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, shareholder investor arrangements and general corporate advisory.

Paul is a leading corporate adviser to a wide range of local listed and unlisted companies and businesses, also acting as General Counsel for a range of clients.

Having worked extensively in both Perth and London, Paul is highly regarded with substantial local and international experience with a multidisciplinary practice background providing end-to-end client services. Paul has advised on and managed a wide range of international and domestic corporate transactions across many different industry sectors, including deal structuring, due diligence, document preparation and contract negotiation.

Paul is committed to outstanding client service and building long term client relationships, taking the time to understand a client’s business to deliver solutions that serve commercial and financial goals.


*Competitor Exclusion – ACC Australia Partner’s may request that representative/s of a competitor organisation/s registered for the event be excluded, and ACC Australia reserves the right to make the final decision as to whether a registration is rejected. As a guide, a competitor organisation could be defined as a rival organisation of similar size to the host  Corporate Partner, with an established practice, product or service in the area being showcased by the Corporate Partner’s at the event. Please provide a brief statement as to why you have deemed an organisation to be a competitor, in support of any request to ACC Australia to reject a registration.

*Please note this is a members only event. 


Credits: 1 CPD point
Category: Professional Skills

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