An investor's guide to the sector and its regulations.
Tim Watkin is widely recognised for his practice in all aspects of corporate and securities law. His practice spans the energy and resources, infrastructure and financial services industries, with specific experience in the chemicals, electricity, mining services, transport and logistics and water sectors.
Tim specialises in mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, capital and debt raisings, corporate governance, joint ventures, tenders, underwritings and venture capital. He also has an extensive commercial practice, advising on government projects and corporate and commercial issues generally.
His long standing clients include: Singapore Power, SP AusNet, SMEC Holdings Limited, McAleese Transport Group, Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory Company Holdings Limited, Symex Holdings Limited, Dental Corporation Holdings Limited, Dominion Hotel Group, Tandou Limited and RBS Morgans.
Tim was named as a leading individual in both the 2003 and 2004 editions of Asia Pacific Legal 500 in the area of Corporate and Commercial/M&A.
Areas of expertise include:
Tim has an extensive corporate advisory practice advising boards and independent directors on board committee roles, reporting requirements and constitutions. Additionally, Tim regularly presents seminars to clients regarding issues such as directors duties.
Tim advises participants in the energy and resources sector in M&A, takeovers, management and leveraged buy outs, capital raisings, corporate governance, joint ventures, large commercial contracts, underwritings and venture capital. He advised Citadel Resource Group on the $1.25 billion takeover by Equinox Mining.
Tim specialises in equity capital markets, including initial public offers, underwritings and other capital raisings.
Tim specialises in mergers and acquisitions, including takeovers and schemes of arrangement. Additionally Tim advises on complex joint ventures and shareholder arrangements including corporate governance issues. In addition to regulated mergers and acquisitions, Tim has particular expertise in trade sales and acquisitions.