Minter Ellison

Tim Watkin
I am widely recognised for my expertise in all aspects of corporate and securities law. My practice spans the energy and resources, agribusiness, infrastructure and financial services industries.
  • +61 3 8608 2192
  • +61 419 339 936

I have specific experience to offer in the medical services, chemicals, electricity, mining services, farming and logistics, and water sectors.

I specialise in both regulated and unregulated mergers and acquisitions, with particular expertise in trade sales and acquisitions, takeovers and schemes of arrangement. Additionally, I advise on complex joint ventures and shareholder arrangements, including corporate governance issues.

Career highlights

  • Advised SMEC Holdings Limited on a $451 million acquisition by Surbana Jurong Private Limited by scheme of arrangement
  • Citadel Resource Group Limited – counselled the Australian Securities Exchange–listed company on the recommended $1.25 billion cash and script takeover offer from Canadian copper producer Equinox Minerals Limited
  • Tandou Limited – advised on an off-market takeover bid by Webster Limited, valued at approximately $120 million
  • Warrnambool Cheese & Butter Factory Company Holdings Limited – assisted the manufacturer in responding to competing takeover offers from Bega Cheese (hostile), Saputo (recommended) and Murray Goulburn(unsolicited)