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Costas Condoleon is Minter Ellison's Deals Chair, with oversight of integrated client solutions for major M&A and ECM transactions. He is also one of Australia's leading strategic mergers and acquisitions and corporate lawyers, driving some of the largest, most complex and novel transactions in the Australian market.
Costas has advised on more than $100 billion worth of acquisitions, including friendly and hostile takeovers bids, schemes of arrangement, public to privates, privatisations and private treaty deals, backed by extensive experience dealing with all relevant regulators including the Takeovers Panel, ASIC, FIRB and ASX.
A corporate lawyer known for his detailed industry knowledge and technical expertise, he also advises on equity markets transactions, corporate governance and directors duties, foreign investment approvals, capital management initiatives and corporate and securities law.
Costas is recognised as a leading lawyer in his field in most independent guides, singled out for his ‘amazing legal mind’, his ‘commercial judgement’ and his tactical strength in public market M&A.
Advising the New South Wales Government (NSW Treasury) on the refinancing of Port Botany and Port Kembla in NSW. The project is unique, involving the contemporaneous refinancing and long term lease of two major Australian ports. Our role includes extensive legal analysis of the existing assets and businesses and the regulatory landscape; recommending a transaction structure; drafting special transaction legislation; asset restructuring; preparing extensive interrelated transaction documents; tender process and negotiations; and implementation under legal project management. The project is complex and very significant for NSW.
Acted as legal adviser to TPG Telecom Limited on its acquisition of AAPT and Powertel (from Telecom New Zealand) for A$450 million.