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Tony is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading mergers and acquisitions lawyers. Tony advises on listed company takeovers and mergers as well as private M&A deals.
Tony is co-author of Schemes, Takeovers and Himalayan Peaks, a leading book on public company mergers. He has been recognised for several years in the Chambers Partners Asia Pacific Guide as one of only a small handful of Band 1 M&A lawyers in Australia, described in the 2013 edition as being “widely respected in the market, with one interviewee calling him ‘the M&A man’”. Tony is also referred to in the seven Australian editions to date of Best Lawyers, in Who’s Who Legal, in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading M&A Lawyers, in the Asia Pacific Legal 500, in PLC Which Lawyer? and is rated ‘Pre-eminent’ in M&A in the Doyle’s Australian Legal Guide. Tony is included in the IFLR 1000, where one client said: ‘Damian has strategic and incisive advice which was invaluable.’
Tony won Dealmaker of the Year at the 2014 Lawyers’ Weekly Law Awards as well as at the inaugural 2010 Lawyers’ Weekly Icon Awards. He has been nominated a further four times for Dealmaker of the Year by Lawyers Weekly and Australasian Legal Business and is in Australasian Lawyer's list of “Hot 40” lawyers for 2014. Tony is also a global co-chair of the firm’s Bank Sector Group.
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