Ker Wei Tiam
Partner, Sydney
As an expert in company and investment funds, I am uniquely positioned to act for clients belonging to either or both groups – particularly stapled entities in merger and acquisition, capital raising and investment transactions.

I am also a trusted adviser for a number of listed clients, which I counsel on matters relating to the ASX Listing Rules.

I have a keen eye for detail, aptitude to solve complex issues and take a commercial, solutions-focused approach to understanding and achieving my clients’ needs. I have also practised extensively in Southeast Asia, so I am attuned to the professional and cultural subtleties of doing business throughout the region.

 Career highlights

  • International Towers Sydney at Barangaroo South – acted for one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds on its acquisition of a substantial interest in Tower One and Lendlease on the sale of a 11.1% stake in Tower Two, Tower Three and International House, as part of a joint sale process involving another seller with a total transaction value of $1 billion, to an international sovereign wealth fund
  • LendLease – acted on the sale of a 25% stake in their $1.8 billion retirement living business to Dutch pension fund, APG Asset management, including the restructure and sell-down of all components of the retirement living business, operating platform, development capabilities and associated development pipeline
  • Magellan – acted on the IPO and listing of Magellan Global Trust on the ASX raising $1.6 billion and making the trust Australia’s largest listed investment trust to ever debut on the ASX
  • AMP Capital Wholesale Office Fund – acted for AMP Capital Investors, the trustee of the $7.7 billion AMP Capital office fund, in relation to the ongoing management of the vehicle, unitholder meetings and subsequent change of trustee and manager to Mirvac
  • Gamuda – acted on the $220 million acquisition of the transport projects business and construction services arm of Downer EDI, which included road, rail and bridge design and construction assets, and advised on all aspects of the transaction
  • Worked with clients including Cromwell Property Group over the past decade, advising on secondary capital raisings – specifically entitlement offers, placements, security purchase plans and dividend reinvestment plans