Amit Jois Partner

Amit is a dual-qualified M&A and corporate advisory specialist with over a decade of experience in New York and Australia.

Amit regularly advises major companies and investors on significant and strategic public takeovers and schemes of arrangement, private acquisitions and disposals (including competitive sales processes), restructures, strategic alliances and joint ventures.

Amit has extensive industrials sector experience with particular focus on the energy and fuels, transport and logistics and food and agribusiness industries.




Advised a consortium comprising Link Group, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Morgan Stanley Infrastructure on its successful A$1.6 billion bid for PEXA.


Advised on its A$2.5 billion acquisition of Veda by way of a scheme of arrangement.

Computer Sciences Corporation

Advised on its A$428 million acquisition of UXC by way of a scheme of arrangement.

Rio Tinto

Advised on the US$2.69 billion sale of Coal & Allied to Yancoal.


Advised on its A$813 million takeover of Broadspectrum.

Just Eat

Advised on its A$855 million acquisition of Menulog.

JPMorgan Chase

Advised on its US$1.9 billion acquisition of Washington Mutual’s assets from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.


Advised on its proposed sale to Citigroup and completed US$15.1 billion merger with Wells Fargo.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Advised on its US$9 billion investment in Morgan Stanley.

Energy, fuels & logistics


Advised on its proposed acquisition of the Woolworths retail fuels business, its NZ$340 million acquisition of Gull Petroleum and its A$95 million acquisition of the Milemaker Petroleum business.


Advised the consortium led by Global Infrastructure Partners and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on the acquisition of Asciano for cash consideration of A$9.05 billion by way of a scheme of arrangement.

Deutsche Bank

Advised on its special situations investment in Paladin Energy.

LINX Cargo Care Group

Advised on its successful bid to operate the Enfield Intermodal Terminal.

Genesee & Wyoming

Advised on its A$1.14 billion acquisition of Glencore Rail.

Pacific Equity Partners and Bain Capital

Advised on their A$872 million proposal to acquire Bradken.

Food & agribusiness


Advised on the implementation of its retail convenience strategy including its acquisition of the Nashi food and beverage business.

Pacific Equity Partners

Advised on its $307 million public-to-private acquisition of Patties Foods by way of a scheme of arrangement, and on its acquisition of Allied Mills.

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Advised on its acquisition of a US$2.5 billion stake in Glencore's agricultural assets.


Advised on the Australian corporate law aspects of its merger of equals with Dow involving the spin-out of three publicly traded companies, and DuPont Pioneer on the divestment of its Australian seeds production and distribution business.


Advised on its A$1.5 billion acquisition of the Primo smallgoods business.


Advised on its US$60.8 billion acquisition of Anheuser-Busch.


Advised on various strategic corporate issues including in relation to its joint venture interests.


Advised the largest individual shareholder in GrainCorp on defence strategies in connection with the proposed A$3.4 billion takeover by Archer Daniels Midland.


Advised on the restructuring and divestment of over 50 forestry managed investment schemes and on the sale of its 50% interest in SmartFibre, a joint venture with Forest Enterprises Australia.

Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Laws, Monash University
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering, Monash University


  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

International experience

  • Admitted to practice in New York

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External publications

  • A greater yield: Attracting investment into Australian agribusiness – Co-author of a report on investment opportunities in Australia’s agriculture sector published by Mergermarket.