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Geread Dooley
Partner & Japan Practice Leader
I specialise in Mergers & Acquisitions and as the firm's Japan Practice Leader regularly advise Japanese corporates on their Australian strategic investments and on-going operations.
  • +61 2 9921 4081
  • +61 437 080 653

I am MinterEllison's Japan Practice Leader and am a trusted adviser to my clients on their public and private M&A transactions, strategic joint ventures and a broad range of corporate, commercial and governance matters. I regularly advise both foreign and domestic clients across a broad range of sectors including Energy & Resources, Renewables, Tech and FMCG and focus on advising Japanese corporates on their Australian investments and operations.

I also frequently advise my clients on foreign investment regulation and dealings with Government in relation to FIRB and ACCC.

I have law degrees from both Kobe University in Japan and the Australian National University and, as a result, work seamlessly in Japanese and English and have a deep understanding of Japanese business and culture ‒ attributes that my clients value highly. I am practically minded and a strong communicator who enjoys working closely with my clients to help them achieve their commercial and strategic objectives.

Career highlights

  • Advised TAL Dai-ichi Life on its $725 million acquisition of Suncorp's life insurance business.
  • Advised Hitachi on its $975 million takeover of Bradken.
  • Advising Nomura Research Institute on the acquisition of AUSIEX from Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
  • Advised Nippon Life Insurance Company on its $2.4 billion acquisition of 80% of MLC.
  • Advised Mitsubishi Corporation on its acquisition and divestment of the TRILITY water business.
  • Advised Kirin on its $6.3 billion takeover of Lion Nathan.
  • Advised Fuji Xerox on its $375 million acquisition of the business process outsourcing business from Salmat Limited.
  • Advised Peabody on the its joint venture of the Wambo and United mines with Glencore.
  • Advised Sumitomo on its investment into Relialytics, an Australian AI start up.
  • Advised ITOCHU on the sale of its interest in Burra Foods.