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Minter Ellison

Jeremy Blackshaw
Partner
I am MinterEllison’s Melbourne Managing Partner, and lead the Melbourne office’s Corporate M&A Group. I have an extensive corporate practice, advising in multiple jurisdictions across industry sectors such as energy, infrastructure, financial services, health and consumer brands.
  • +61 3 8608 2922
  • +61 411 206 218

I am a member of the advisory boards of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce and Melbourne University’s Centre for Corporate Law and Securities Regulation, and am also a board member of Linden New Art, Inc. I have lectured in takeover law and regularly present on legal issues.

Career highlights

  • Goldman Sachs JBWere – advised on the sale of its margin lending business to Adelaide Bank Limited, valued at over A$900million
  • Goldman Sachs - advised on the sale of its iconic JBWere stockbroking and private wealth management business to National Australia Bank
  • Svenska Cellulosa AB - advised on its cross-border acquisition of Carter Holt Harvey's Tissue division, Australia and New Zealand's leading consumer and industrial tissue and feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products manufacturer and supplier (transaction value A$890 million)
  • Asaleo Care Limited, Svenska Cellulosa AB and Pacific Equity Partners – advised on Asaleo Care's $1.06 billion initial public offering and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange
  • CGU Insurance Limited – advised on the creation of Australia’s leading marine insurance specialist – Marine Protect: Powered by NTI. NTI is a joint venture owned and underwritten 50/50 by CGU and AAI
  • CGU Insurance Limited and Swann Insurance (Aust) Pty Ltd – advised on the sale of several intermediated insurance distribution business channels to Eric Insurance Limited
  • Jemena (a joint venture between State Grid of China and Singapore Power) – advised on its $1 billion+ bid for the Iona gas storage facility. Our work included co-ordinating a multi-jurisdictional team on the legal due diligence and negotiating the transaction documents with the seller and its advisers
  • China Resources Power – advising in relation to its bid for the Loy Yang B 1070 MW baseload electricity generator
  • Spotless Group Holdings – advised the company on the proposed sale of its retail, security and retail concession businesses, and on its strategic acquisition of Cabrini Linen Service – a specialist linen and laundry business that has served the Victorian healthcare industry for more than 20 years

Recommended by Best Lawyers from 2013 to 2016 for Corporate, M&A and Private Equity, and by IFLR1000

Praised as having “a brilliant understanding of the market and regulators” – The Legal 500 Asia Pacific