Jeremy Davis

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Jeremy is a corporate lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, foreign investment and joint ventures.

He has worked for a leading New York law firm and has been involved in a number of major cross-border transactions.

Jeremy has recently acted for Bain Capital, Microsoft Corporation, Apollo Global, Blackmores, Barloworld, Wolseley Private Equity, Archer Capital, Air New Zealand, Dalian Wanda, The Raine Group, Campbell Soup Arnott’s, Metso Corporation, Natura Cosmeticos and BP.

Jeremy is regularly recommended as a leading Corporate lawyer by Chambers, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Best Lawyers, and has been judged by leading General Counsel as one of Australia’s best lawyers.

Jeremy draws praise from offshore clients as "excellent" and "technically strong" with "good commercial skills” (Asia Pacific Legal 500).

  • Bain Capital: acted on the acquisition of Only About Children.
  • Blackmores: acted on the acquisition of Global Therapeutics and FIT-Bioceuticals.
  • Wolseley Private Equity: acted on the sale of Guardian Early Learning Group to Navis Capital.
  • Microsoft Corporation: acted on the acquisition of Event Zero and sale its 50% interest in ninemsn to Nine Entertainment Co.
  • Apollo Global: acted on its acquisition of Open Colleges.
  • Barloworld: acted on the sale of its Australian motor car business.
  • The Raine Group: acted on the acquisition of Nitro Circus.
  • BP: acted on the acquisition of Reliance Petroleum.
  • Natura Cosmeticos: acted on the acquisition of Aesop.
  • Archer Capital: acted on the acquisition of Allity from Lend Lease.

Recognition

  • A "very knowledgeable, helpful and well-connected"  lawyer whose understanding of the Australian business scene "helps us to navigate several areas - liability and risk assessment in particular" – Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014
  • The "excellent" Jeremy Davis is "technically strong" with "good commercial skills.”Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2014
  • Recognised as a leading lawyer in Corporate/Governance – Best Lawyers Australia, 2011-2016  
  • Recognised as a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A - Chambers Asia Pacific, 2014-2015

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting Major) , University of Melbourne

Memberships

  • Law Council Corporations Committee
  • AVCAL

International experience

  • Skadden Arps 1995-1996