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Vincent Dwyer


Vincent Dwyer


T:+61 2 9330 8238

Vincent Dwyer is an M&A lawyer based in Sydney.

Vincent has advised on numerous of the Asia-Pacific region’s most significant cross border M&A transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors for the last 25 years. He was previously the head of the firm’s corporate practice in Australia, driving significant growth in the branding and reputation of the practice there and of the firm’s global M&A practice.

Vincent is ranked as a leading M&A lawyer in the energy and infrastructure sector by numerous global publications, including by IFLR. According to Chambers Global Singapore, Vincent is “known for his mastery of renewable energy issues” and “commerciality, astuteness and commitment to getting a deal done.” He has been involved with deals that have been awarded Asia-Pacific M&A Deal of the Year, Australian Energy & Resources Deal of the Year, Asia Pacific Renewables Deal of the Year and Financial Times Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers.

Vincent brings to any large scale M&A transaction experience of having worked with a significant variety of industry participants, from Governments looking to restructure State owned industries, global pension and sovereign wealth funds looking to deploy capital, Chinese SOEs in their “outbound” expansion into highly regulated markets, Japanese trading houses in their market expansion, private equity in seeking shorter term opportunities and global and domestic industry players

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  • Representative experience


    • On transactions involving over 15 GW of thermal power (gas and coal-fired) power stations in Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Pakistan and the UAE including the US$2.3 billion sale by Edra Energy, Loy Yang A, Macquarie Generation, Flinders, Torrens Island, Northern, Valley Power, Wajerup, Osborne Oakey and Yubulu power stations.
    • On transactions involving over 2.5 GW of renewable energy assets, including the 270MW Wind Energy Holdings portfolio in Thailand, hydro power assets in Laos, hydro power assets in the Pacific islands, the $1.5 billion Australian Government Solar Flagships Program, the 420MW Macarthur wind farm, the Boco Rock, Taralga, Wattle Point, Hallett 1, Hallett 2, Hallett 4, Hallett 5, Oaklands Hill, Starfish Hill wind farms, the 700MW Southern Hydro power stations and numerous smaller-scale (hydro and biomass) power plants.
    • On electricity and gas retail businesses, including $850million ETSA Power privatisation, the $800 million acquisition of Pulse Energy, the privatisation of Citipower and the $800 million ACTEW/AGL joint venture, the Alinta/AGL and Arrow/AGL joint ventures.
    • On electricity and gas transmission, distribution and storage assets, including the sale of gas pipelines (transmission and distribution) throughout Australia including the sale of the Dampier-Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline, the Eastern Gas Pipeline, the Wallumbilla - Gladstone gas pipeline, the Port Headland - Dampier gas pipeline, the $850 million Basslink undersea transmission cable, the Iona gas storage facility, the $850 million privatization of ETSA Power; the ACT gas processing plant in Southern Iraq.
    • Advising on the acquisition of various upstream gas transactions including, the $950 million acquisition of interests in the Cooper Basin Gas Field and the acquisition of various offshore gas permits in Australia.

    Transport and water

    • Advising on the $4.5 billion Sydney Metro project, $2.5 billion Sydney Desalination Plant privatisation, the $2 billion Victorian desalination plant; the South Australian Desalination plant, $2 billion restructure of the Tasmanian water sewerage assets the Newcastle Port privatisation; the Sydney light rail.

    Fund and Private Equity

    • Acting for various sovereign, pension and private equity funds on their investments including Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (QDPQ), Colonial First State, Deutsche Asset Management, BNP Paribas, the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and Westpac Banking Corporation.

    Vincent has also been involved in significant acquisitions in the mining and natural resources, technology, media and telecommunications sector, and in financial services, insurance and healthcare industries for industry participants and private equity investors.

  • Admissions
    • Solicitor, qualified in Australia