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Philippa Stone

Philippa Stone

Philippa Stone

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Philippa is consistently recognised by peers and industry bodies as one of Australia’s best lawyers. She specialises in equity raising and mergers and acquisitions, including privatisation work and corporate reconstructions for listed companies. She also provides general advice on corporate matters and structured financial products.

Philippa, recently named Deal Maker of the Year 2012 at the ALB Australasian Law Awards for the third consecutive year, has been involved in many major acquisitions, as well as landmark IPOs and controller sell-downs.

She is on the Law Council of Australia’s Corporations Law Committee and participates in the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s Corporate Finance Liaison meetings. Philippa is a member of the Australian Securities Exchange Listing Appeals Tribunal, and has been a guest university lecturer on corporate control transactions and capital market transactions.

Awards and acknowledgements

Philippa is ‘universally regarded as one of Australia’s preeminent lawyers. She is an oracle in the legal world – the stuff that legends are made of’.
International Financial Law Review 2009, 2010

Clients say Philippa is ‘smart, always available and very clever. She is simply outstanding – there is never a problem that she cannot solve’. Peers ‘hold her in high esteem for her strength in M&A and equity capital markets’.
Chambers Global 2009

One of Australia’s leading M&A and equity capital markets lawyers.
Best Lawyers International 2008, 2009, 2010


Philippa recently advised:

  • Commonwealth Bank on its A$10 billion merger with Colonial Limited, which was the largest transaction of its kind in Australian corporate history
  • Telstra on its three IPOs, which were among the largest ever public offerings worldwide
  • the underwriters of Rio Tinto’s US$15.2 billion rights issue, which was one of the world’s largest rights issues
  • Babcock & Brown Infrastructure on its A$1.8 billion recapitalisation proposal, and complex associated debt restructuring and asset sales.