Andrew Williams Partner

Meet Andrew

Andrew is a corporate lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions and private equity.

He has extensive experience in negotiated mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, cross-border transactions, joint ventures, private equity, commercial transactions and corporate law.

Andrew has taken a lead role in numerous commercial transactions, particularly in the negotiated M&A and FMCG spaces. He has been repeatedly recognised as a leading Mergers & Acquisitions lawyer by Best Lawyers Australia.




Acting for Unilever on: its acquisitions of Weis Frozen Foods and T2 Tea the sale of brands including Raguletto and Chicken Tonight.


Acting for Gazal on its recent sales of Bisley Workwear and Trade Secret businesses.


Acting for Tyrrells on its acquisition of Yarra Valley Snack Foods.


Acting for Arrium on the sale of its sheet and coil business to BlueScope.

Universities Superannuation Scheme

Acting for USS on various acquisitions, including Sydney Airport Link and Brisbane Airtrain.

Zoetis Inc

Acting for Zoetis on the Australian aspects of its acquisition of Nexvet Biopharma plc.


Acting for Ruralco on a series of acquisitions and joint ventures.

Rentokil Initial

Acting on a series of business acquisitions in Australia.

Private Equity

SK Capital

Acting for SK Capital on its acquisition of Tasmanian Alkaloids.

Canberra Data Centres

Acting for CDC and its shareholders in their partial divestment to Quadrant Private Equity.


Advising in relation to Archer’s secondary buy-out of LCR Group from CHAMP Private Equity; Archer’s secondary buy-out of Aero-Care from Next Capital; and Archer’s acquisition of Dun & Bradstreet.

Global investment bank

Acting on the sale of a private equity funds business.


Assisting the management team in relation to participation in the IPO of MYOB.


Unilever, McDonald’s, Australian Turf Club

Advising in relation to commercial transactions.


Listed as a leading lawyer in mergers and acquisitions
Best Lawyers, since 2014
Listed as a leading lawyer in commercial law
Best Lawyers, since 2014
Recommended in Corporate/mergers and acquistions
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2018
Securities and investments and taxation law
University prizes
Dealmaker of the year 'Unilever acquisition of T2'
UK Finance Monthly, 2013

Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Adelaide


  • The Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Limited
  • New South Wales Law Society
  • South Australian Law Society