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Jeremy Blackshaw

Jeremy is one of Australia's leading corporate lawyers with a strong track record advising Australian and international clients on mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions.

Jeremy leads the Melbourne office's largest corporate group and has an extensive corporate practice, advising in multiple jurisdictions across a range of industry sectors including financial services, health, infrastructure, and consumer brands.

Jeremy's expertise spans regulated and unregulated mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, and Corporate HQ advisory. He advises a number of the firm's key clients on a variety of corporate and securities law issues including capital raising, regulated takeovers, capital restructuring and corporate governance issues.

Jeremy is listed as a leading individual for equity capital markets in leading legal directories such as IFLR1000, PLC Which Lawyer, and APL500, where he is praised for having a 'brilliant understanding of the market and regulators’.

Jeremy is a member of the Corporations Committee of the Law Council of Australia, a member of the Advisory Board of Melbourne University's Centre for Corporate and Securities Regulation and an Associate Member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He has lectured in Takeover Law and is a regular presenter on legal issues.

Independent Recognition

  • Recommended by AFR Best Lawyers 2013 and 2014 in the area of Corporate
  • 'Highly recommended' by PLC Which Lawyer? Handbook 2010-2012
  • Jeremy Blackshaw has ‘a brilliant understanding of the market and regulators’ - Legal 500: Asia Pacific 2011
  • Recommended by IFLR 1000 2008-2011 as a leading individual

A$61 million White Cloud acquisition of Careers Australia

Advised White Cloud Capital Advisors on the A$61 million acquisition of the 54.8% share in Careers Australia Group. In a fast moving and complex takeover involving a rival bidder, our team had to assist White Cloud to present Careers Australia Group with a strategy to terminate the Bid Implementation Deed between Careers Australia Group and Crescent Capital Partners to enable Careers Australia Group's independent directors to recommend the White Cloud bid. This took White Cloud's share in Careers Australia to 100%.

Careers Australia Group acquisition of 100% of the shares in Today Corp

Advised Careers Australia Group Limited in relation to its acquisition of 100% of the shares in Today Corp Limited.

China Eastern Airlines joint venture with CAE Inc. - CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Melbourne

Advised China Eastern Airlines in relation to a joint venture with CAE Inc. under which China Eastern has acquired a 50% shareholding in CAE Oxford Aviation Academy Melbourne.

Parmalat acquisition of Longwarry Food Park

Advised Parmalat Australia Pty Ltd (a wholly owned subsidiary of Parmalat S.p.A., which is listed on the Italian stock exchange) and the Lactalis Group (majority shareholder in Parmalat S.p.A.) in relation to its acquisition of 100% of the Longwarry Food Park dairy business. We assisted Parmalat and Lactalis with legal due diligence, negotiations of the transaction documents (including W&I policy) and completion of the transaction. The acquisition further strengthens Parmalat's position in the Australian dairy market.

SCA Joint Venture with Pacific Equity Partners

Advised SCA, a global consumer brands company, on all aspects of a 50% joint venture with funds advised by Pacific Equity Partners (PEP). The transaction involves a restructure of SCA's Australia and New Zealand business, together with a complex leveraged finance package. It is the SCA Group's first joint venture with private equity.