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Andrew Rich

Andrew Rich

Andrew Rich

  • Role Partner
  • Office Sydney
  • Email Andrew Rich
  • Tel +61 2 9225 5707
  • Mobile +61 407 538 761
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Andrew is highly experienced in a broad range of public and private mergers and acquisitions, securities and equity capital markets transactions and general corporate advisory work. He has significant experience in major domestic and cross border transactions, in industries including banking and finance, energy and resources, insurance, consumer products, media, property, retail and telecommunications.

Andrew has had regular dealings with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) and also advised on high-profile takeover disputes before the Australian Takeovers Panel.

Having practised in London and Sydney, Andrew has significant international experience, and several transactions he has advised on have won ‘deal of the year’ awards. He is the co-author of Schemes, Takeovers and Himalayan Peaks, (a leading book on public company mergers, which is now in its third edition), and is also a co-author of Before You Tie The Knot, (a leading book on joint ventures) and Towns Under Siege (a leading book on contemporary issues in takeovers and schemes of arrangement).

Andrew is listed in the Best Lawyers rankings as one of the leading M&A lawyers in Australia.


  • Woodside's proposed A$12 billion acquisition of Oil Search
  • Yancoal's US$2.3 billion capital raising
  • the re-domiciliation of the A$3.3 billion Atlassian group from Australia to the United Kingdom by way of six inter-conditional schemes of arrangement
  • the A$3 billion debt-for-equity restructure of Nine Entertainment Group
  • Peabody Energy in its successful A$5 billion joint bid with ArcelorMittal for Macarthur Coal, which was named Australasian Legal Business’s Energy and Resources Deal of the Year 2012
  • Eldorado Gold’s A$2.4 billion successful merger with Sino Gold, which won the Mines and Money Deal of the Year 2009
  • Gloucester Coal on its proposed A$1.2 billion merger with Whitehaven Coal by way of reverse takeover, and the concurrent hostile takeover bid by Noble Group for Gloucester Coal, a transaction that won FinanceAsia’s Best M&A Deal 2009