JWS Consulting is a division of Johnson Winter & Slattery providing commercial consulting services.
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.
Our firm provides a diverse range of opportunities for talented, enthusiastic people to develop brilliant legal careers.
Our news and media coverage including major transaction announcements, practitioner appointments and team expansions.
We support a number of community initiatives and not for profit organisations across Australia through pro bono legal work and charitable donations.
We support a number of organisations through sponsorships.
Sophia is a corporate lawyer specialising in M&A transactions, private equity, including venture capital and joint ventures, with a particular focus on the IT and FMCG sectors.
She is highly regarded for her strategic approach and problem solving and has extensive experience in both cross border and domestic transactions.
Dual qualified in Australia and England & Wales, Sophia spent five years working for leading law firms in London. She has been recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia for Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate.
Sale of its Australian aircraft maintenance business to management.
Acquisition of Open Colleges Australia.
Acquisition of Global Therapeutics herbal and traditional products business.
Demerger of Treasury Wine Estates Ltd and separation of its beer, cider and spirits business and its wine business.
Australian aspects of its worldwide acquisition of Pfizer's consumer healthcare business.
$700 million sale to an ABN AMRO/Leightons consortium.
Acquisition of certain technology assets from Event Zero, who carries on the business of providing management software for Microsoft’s Skype for Business product.
Acquisition of the Aesop skincare business.
Acquisition of Yarra Valley Snack Foods Pty Limited.
Proposed sale and purchase of a number of major transport infrastructure projects, including the Adelaide to Darwin Railway and Lane Cove Tunnel.
Security review and subsequently acted for the receivers to the Allco Finance Group, including in relation to the sale of the shipping business.
Joint venture arrangements as part of its successful bid for funding under the Commonwealth’s Solar Flagships Program.
Joint venture with Transpacific Industries and related sale of business.
Joint venture arrangements relating to an intermodal terminal at Port Botany.
Outsourcing of its maintenance operations at its Abbotsford brewery in Victoria.
Commercial agreements relating to supply, distribution and logistics arrangements.
Corporate governance issues, including director's duties and compliance with the Listing Rules and Corporations Act.
Recognised as a key lawyer in corporate and M&A
Listed as a leading lawyer in mergers and acquisitions law
Listed as a leading lawyer in corporate law
As announced in the 2017/18 Federal Budget, a number of changes to Australia’s foreign investment regime came into force on 1 July 2017.
There are a number of associated issues and uncertainties regarding a new exemption certificate for business acquisitions by foreign investors (Business EC).