Richard Campbell
Special Counsel
I am an accomplished transactional lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, complex commercial contracts, outsourcing, procurements and corporate restructures.
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I have gained broad corporate, commercial and contract law experience advising across the agribusiness, financial services, healthcare, chemicals, FMCG and property industries at all project stages from initial structuring and strategy through to execution.

I also have specialist expertise in government projects and infrastructure transactions. My strong project management, stakeholder engagement and risk analysis skills ensure projects are delivered on budget and to meet tight deadlines. I bring invaluable commercial and stakeholder management experience from the two years I spent working in house in the Port of Melbourne privatisation team within the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance.

Career highlights

  • Victorian Government – provided strategic, corporate and commercial advice on the $9.7 billion lease of the Port of Melbourne, Australia's largest container port. The transaction structure was designed to maximise value for money, safety and service delivery outcomes for the port, give flexibility for the port to expand and adapt to changing market conditions and to provide a smooth transition to the private sector.
  • Optus – provided strategic and commercial contract advice to rationalise and restructure its network Australia-wide, including retail distribution channels
  • Air Liquide S.A. – assisted to expand its Australian healthcare division through a number of acquisitions in the sleep apnoea treatment market
  • Port of Melbourne Corporation – advised on a range of strategic legal issues associated with its $1.6 billion capacity improvement infrastructure project, including the development of a third international container terminal and a new auto terminal
  • PPB Advisory – advised receivers on the $560 million sale of a majority interest in the Burrup Fertilisers plant, the largest ammonium producer in Australia
  • Victorian Government – advised on the outsourcing of the real estate and facilities management services function for the government’s owned and leased properties
  • Northern Territory Government – assisted with its scoping and strategy study in relation to privatising the Port of Darwin and marine supply assets