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Jeremy Wickens is a commercial-minded, responsive Corporate, M&A and Equity Capital Markets lawyer based in Melbourne.
He loves complex problems and big deals - especially schemes of arrangement.
He is fortunate to have had a rich career over the past 20 years, having been involved in some of Australia's most significant projects and transactions. He has worked in many industries and has a deep understanding of the mining and petroleum industries.
A recent highlight has been leading negotiations on the scheme implementation agreement for Vodafone Hutchinson's $15 billion merger of equals with TPG Telecom. Earlier this year, he worked on Varian's proposed $1.8 billion scheme acquisition of Sirtex Medical and the interesting developments following its bid being contested. Before that, he helped AirTrunk raise $400 million start up finance for the construction of its hyperscale data centres. He also worked with Enstar on its $450 million insurance scheme acquisition of Zurich Australia's compulsory third party insurance runoff business.
Jeremy's strengths are preparing and negotiating high quality documentation for large deals. He has an eye for detail, but focusses on the commercially important points. Once engaged, Jeremy dedicates himself to achieving his client's objectives and closing the deal.
Jeremy is a lawyer who is easy to work with, will listen to what you want to achieve and partner with you to get there. His core practice areas are:
- takeovers and schemes, takeovers panel applications and advice on corporate control matters
- shareholder approvals and ASX Listing Rules compliance
- directors' duties
- private M&A: buying or selling shares or businesses
- distressed M&A: transactions during/near insolvency - very interested in loan to own strategies and creditors schemes
- initial public offerings
- rights issues, placements, share purchase plans, debt-equity hybrids
- major venture capital / start up equity raising
- employee equity incentive plans
He is recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia in the practice areas Corporate, Equity Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Natural Resources and Oil & Gas.
Norton Rose Fulbright advises Canaccord Genuity and Cantor Fitzgerald on US$140 million equity fundraising by Yellow Cake plc
March 04, 2021
Australian team advises on largest M&A transaction of 2020 as $16.63 billion merger between Vodafone and TPG completes
July 13, 2020
July 01, 2020
Publication | November 05, 2020
Publication | October 19, 2020
Publication | June 10, 2020
Australia: Viral relief: A look at the impact of ASX’s temporary relief measures on equity capital raisings
Publication | May 27, 2020