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
  • 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
  • Cromwell Property Group – acted on its €150 million convertible bond issue in January 2015 to fund the acquisition of Valad Europe from Blackstone Real Estate Partners VI and Valad Europe’s senior managers and €230 million convertible bond issue in March 2018