Bart Oude-Vrielink
Partner, Melbourne
With more than 30 years experience advising Australian and international public and private companies, stockbrokers and financial institutions, I am one of Australia’s foremost corporate law specialists and capital markets lawyers.

My practice spans many industries, including banking and finance, construction, health care, manufacturing, media, mining and pharmaceuticals.

I advise on a diverse range of transaction types. These include public mergers and acquisitions; global offerings; initial public offerings (IPOs) and other public and private equity raisings; privatisations and corporatisations; financial services, corporate governance and regulation; foreign investment; managed investment schemes; and various forms of schemes of arrangement.

Career highlights

  • Asaleo Care Limited – $1.8 billion IPO
  • Yancoal – listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and $8 billion merger with Gloucester Coal
  • Pasminco – $1 billion spin-off and ASX listing of Zinifex
  • Ellerston Global Investments and Ellerston Asian Investments – IPOs
  • TPG/Carlyle – $2.7 billion acquisition of Healthscope
  • Hitachi Construction Machinery – acquisition of Bradken Limited
  • Cheung Kong Infrastructure Holdings Limited – $3.7 billion acquisition of Envestra Limited
  • Apollo Global Management LLC – $2.4 billion acquisition of McGraw-Hill Education
  • QR National – $6.7 billion IPO
  • Mirvac Group – multibillion-dollar capital raisings
  • Gloucester Coal – $600 million capital raising to fund acquisitions
  • Southern Cross Media Group – $950 million acquisition of Austereo
  • Oakton Limited – IPO and subsequent privatisation by scheme of arrangement
  • Pacific Equity Partners – $400 million acquisition of Patties Foods, including novel use of ‘stub equity’
  • ASX – advised on the legal underpinning of aspects of the Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS)
  • Acted in more than 300 ASX listings and secondary capital raisings