Agribusiness

Minter Ellison has the industry knowledge and cross-disciplinary experience to advise and add value throughout the entire agribusiness lifecycle. Our expertise includes ASX listings, organisational structuring and foreign investment; bio-security, import risk & quarantine; intellectual property; managed investment schemes; native title; occupational health and safety; and production and distribution.

Our clients represent every facet of the industry, including manufacturers and distributors, investors, financiers, regulators, producers, retailers and government agencies. We act for some of the largest agribusiness companies in the region and understand the issues they face. We seamlessly integrate lawyers from multiple practice areas to achieve the best outcome for our clients.

Advising the senior debt holders of Gunns

Advised the senior debt holders of Gunns Limited.

NZ$555 million Fonterra and Beingmate's global partnership

Advised Fonterra on a partial tender offer to gain up to a 20 per cent stake in Beingmate. Subject to obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals and Fonterra completing the partial tender offer, Fonterra and Beingmate will establish a joint venture to purchase Fonterra's facility at Darnum, in Victoria.

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.

Acquisition of forestry assets from Elders Limited

Acted for one of the world's leading timber investment managers, Global Forest Partners LP on the acquisition of forestry assets from Elders Limited.

A$1.45 billion sale of Primo Smallgoods to Brazil's JBS SA

Acted as legal adviser to Primo Smallgoods Group, Affinity Equity Partners and the Lederer family on the A$1.45 billion sale to Brazil's JBS SA, the world's largest food processing company.