Amelia advises clients on a range of corporate transactions, including public and private mergers and acquisitions and both domestic and cross-border transactions.
Amelia has advised on some of the most transformative Australian public and private M&A deals in recent times across various industries and sectors, including in the industrials and financial services sectors. Amelia has also completed secondments to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and CIMIC Group.
Amelia is the author of ‘Takeover Funding: The Rhyme of the Modern Mariner’ in Towns Under Siege, a major book on contemporary issues in takeovers. She was a finalist for the “Young Gun of the Year” award at the 2015 Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards.
Amelia’s experience includes advising:
- Ramsay Health Care on its response to the A$20 billion approach from KKR
- Suncorp on its proposed A$4.9 billion sale of Suncorp Bank to ANZ
- Tassal Group on its response to the A$1 billion approach from Cooke Inc.
- Santos in its A$21 billion proposed merger with Oil Search
- Australian Unity Healthcare Property Trust on its response to the A$2.5 billion unsolicited proposal from NorthWest Healthcare
- Commonwealth Bank of Australia on the partial transfer of the Commonwealth Financial Planning (CFP) business to AIA Financial Services Limited
- Coca-Cola Amatil Limited on its proposed acquisition by CCEP by way of scheme valuing Amatil at A$10.9 billion (EV)
- Caltex Australia on its response to the A$10 billion (EV) Couche-Tard NBIO
- Commonwealth Bank of Australia on its proposed A$3.8 billion sale of its Australian and New Zealand life insurance business to AIA, including the implemented joint co-operation agreement and 25 year distribution agreement
- Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec on its 44% stake in insurance distributor Greenstone
- Ausenco on its A$160 million (EV) acquisition by RCF by way of scheme
- Broadspectrum’s response to the A$1.3 billion (EV) unsolicited takeover bid by Ferrovial
- Evolution Mining on its acquisition of La Mancha’s Australian assets
- Evolution Mining on its takeover of Phoenix Gold Limited
- PanAust on its takeover by Guangdong Rising valuing the company at A$1.2 billion
- Roc Oil on its proposed A$900 million merger with Horizon Oil and subsequent takeover by Fosun. This deal was nominated as M&A Deal of the Year at the 2015 Australasian Lawyer awards
Amelia holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) and Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from the University of Sydney. While at university, Amelia also completed an exchange program to the University of Pennsylvania in the USA (including at the Wharton School). She is admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.