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Geraldine Johns-Putra

Geraldine is a partner in the firm's Corporate / M&A practice in Melbourne.

Geraldine advises clients on M&A transactions across the spectrum of industries, including manufacturing, retail, technology, transport and logistics, and tourism. As a lawyer with almost 20 years' experience in Australia, Asia and the UK, Geraldine has acted on numerous multi-jurisdictional corporate transactions. She leads the firm's Japan practice.

Geraldine's cross-border experience ensures she is familiar with the issues that are key to foreign companies investing in Australia and Australian companies operating across Asia. Having spent almost a decade working in Asia, her expertise extends to areas essential to multinational clients in the Greater China region, including data privacy, competition and consumer law, anti-corruption and bribery matters, and brand and IP protection. She is co-author of the Hong Kong chapters of Joint Ventures Global Guide, International Business Acquisitions and Competition Law in the Asia-Pacific.

She has been recognised in the Chambers Asia Pacific guide as a leading individual. Clients say she is a "very practical and commercial lawyer" who "understands what it takes to get a deal done".

She is admitted as a solicitor in Victoria and New South Wales, Australia, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

US$240 million acquisition of H-E Parts International LLC and H-E Parts Australian Holdings by Hitachi Construction Machinery Co Ltd

Advised Japanese heavy machinery manufacturer Hitachi Construction Machinery Co Ltd (Hitachi) on the acquisition of mining services companies H-E Parts International LLC and H-E Parts Australian Holdings LLC (collectively H-E Parts), from CHAMP Ventures.

$27 million term loan facility to Webjet Limited to acquire SunHotels Group

Advised Webjet Limited on an A$27,150,000 term loan facility provided by National Australia Bank for the purpose of acquiring SunHotels Group by Sun Hotels Holding Co. Ltd, a HK subsidiary of Webjet Limited, allowing the company grow its accommodation portfolio.