Publications

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) has, like many areas of speciality, a lexicon all of its own. The JWS Private Treaty M&A dictionary provides clear and simple definitions of many commonly used terms in unregulated sale and purchase transactions in Australia and is a useful resource for anyone involved in an M&A transaction, from experienced deal makers to those embarking on their first deal. 

This 2016 edition of Review highlights a selection of the public assignments undertaken by us over the past year as well as major legislative and policy developments occurring over that period.

This article was written by JWS partner Reynah Tang for the 28th Annual LAWASIA Conference 2015. In this article, Reynah examines the implications for trade between Australia and Asia of two recent tax law developments, being the power to reconstruct transactions for transfer pricing purposes based on assessment of their economic substance and the proposed introduction of a multinational anti-avoidance rule to counter attempts to avoid a permanent establishment in Australia.

Michael Dulaney and Tom Barrett were published in the 11th Edition (2015) of Expert Guides in the Energy category. Their article, which examines Australia's new oil & gas assurance regime, is discussed in more detail below.

February 2015

Review 2014/2015

This 2015 edition of Review highlights a selection of the public assignments undertaken by us over the past year as well as major legislative and policy developments occurring over that period.

PE deals only made up 6% of all Australian deals last financial year.  The percentage is low relative to the US and UK markets where around 25% of deals involve PE. The difference suggests there is more scope for PE in Australia.

Jeremy Davis, James Rozsa and David Beckett take a closer look at various trends in the Australian Private Equity market such as IPO exits, warranty and indemnity insurance, illegal bid rigging, debt and fundraising.

This article was first published in The American Lawyer. October 2014 - Global 100 issue.

In this guide, our real estate experts offer a practical and quick overview to answer some of the questions overseas investors may have about real estate investments in Australia.

This guide provides an overview for foreign investors of the key legal, regulatory and taxation issues applicable to an investment in Australia.

What to consider?

Do you have Director and Officers insurance? Having Director and Officers cover may turn out to be very important.

Our JWS partners were involved in writing the Australian chapter for an international publication, Getting the Deal Through - Arbitration 2014.

What you should think about?

Do you have Directors and Officers Insurance? Having D&O cover may turn out to be very important.

This document outlines a checklist of some of the key questions that directors and officers should ask about their Directors and Officers cover and the terms of their insurance policy.

Calendar 2013 was a mixed year for merger and acquisition activity in Australia. In general Australian transaction volumes remained subdued, with relatively few significant public markets deals. This was probably contributed to by the domestic political uncertainty of Australia's longest running Federal election campaign and the instability in the leadership of the incumbent Labor Government, as well as global financial conditions.

June 2013

Review 2013

A review of recent significant assignments across our key practice groups, released in June 2013.