About us

Johnson Winter & Slattery is engaged by major businesses, investment funds and government agencies as legal counsel on important transactions and disputes throughout Australia and surrounding regions.

We help our clients navigate legal complexity in both commercial transactions and dispute resolution by applying specialist legal expertise, innovative technology and commercial awareness to our clients' business objectives. Commitments to outstanding client service, a collaborative ethos and the importance of fashioning commercial outcomes are hallmarks of our firm. 

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65 partners nationally, supported by more than 250 lawyers, business development, finance, HR and IT professionals. 

We represent publicly listed corporations, major privately held businesses and investment funds, not for profits, industry bodies as well as government agencies and regulators. 

We are a full service commercial firm with specialist expertise in all facets of commercial activity, covering the spectrum of transactional needs, advisory and compliance as well as dispute resolution. 

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As Australian counsel to foreign businesses and law firms, we appreciate the particular needs of those investing in Australia and their advisors. We assist clients and their primary counsel in navigating Australian regulatory requirements concerning inbound and outbound capital flows. 

Our lawyers and practice groups are ranked as leading, by Chambers Asia-Pacific, Asia Pacific Legal 500, Best Lawyers and Doyle's Guide. 

JWS was established in 1993 by Tony Johnson, Nigel Winter and Peter Slattery as a boutique corporate firm. Over the ensuing years we have grown rapidly to become a leading independent Australian firm focussed on complex transactions and disputes.