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Byron is a corporate lawyer specialising in M&A and corporate law.
He has extensive experience in takeovers, schemes of arrangement, the sale and purchase of businesses, ASX listings, foreign investment, joint ventures, share buy backs and Corporations Act compliance.
Byron also advises on securities law, funds management and corporate governance.
Some of Byron’s major transactions include acting for Discovery Parks in its successful takeover bid for Aspen Parks Property Fund, acting for Challenger Infrastructure Fund in its sale of assets and winding-up, and acting for Vodafone in its $8 billion merger with Hutchison.
Byron was a member of the Takeovers Panel for 12 years during the period 2005 to 2017.
Acting on its sale of assets and winding up.
Acting for Discovery Parks on its successful hostile takeover bid for Aspen Parks Property Fund.
Acting in its $8 billion joint venture with Hutchison Telecommunications Australia.
Acting in its $700 million takeover bid for OAMPS.
Recognised in corporate/governance practice, equity capital markets and mergers and acquisitions law
Recommended in corporate and mergers & acquisitions law
Ranked as a leading lawyer in corporate and mergers & acquisitions law
Byron Koster is praised for his excellent handling of complex contractual documentation, with one client observing that "from the contractual point of view, Byron was the critical person"
The "excellent" Byron Koster is "technically strong" with "good commercial skills”
Mergers & Acquisitions Review 2013